Paul Webb

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Paul Webb
Birth name Paul Douglas Webb
Also known as Rustin Man
Born (1962-01-16) 16 January 1962 (age 56)
Essex, England, United Kingdom
Genres Post-rock, art rock, synthpop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass, guitar, keyboards, piano, accordion, percussion
Years active 1981–present
Associated acts Talk Talk, .O.rang, Beth Gibbons, James Yorkston

Paul Douglas Webb (born 16 January 1962) is an English musician. He was the bassist for English band Talk Talk.


Webb attended secondary school with Lee Harris, and they became good friends. They played in the reggae band Eskalator before being recruited to form Talk Talk in 1981. Webb played bass for Talk Talk[1] until 1988. His composition "Another Word" from the album The Party's Over is the only Talk Talk song not written or co-written by vocalist Mark Hollis.

In the early 1990s he and Harris formed .O.rang. In the early 2000s he adopted the name "Rustin Man" and collaborated with Beth Gibbons on Out of Season (2002).

He also produced the James Yorkston album The Year of the Leopard (2006), and the Dez Mona album "Hilfe Kommt" (2009).[2][better source needed]