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Bry Webb

Bryan Webb
Bry Webb
Born (1977-06-22) 22 June 1977 (age 42)
OriginLondon, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock
Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
1995-present
LabelsIdée Fixe
Shoulder
Constantines
Harbourcoats
Websiteideefixerecords.com#artists

Bryan Webb (born 1977),[1] sometimes credited as Bry Webb, is a Canadian singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the indie rock band Constantines.

History

Webb began his musical career playing in the emo band Shoulder in 1995,[2] and later formed Constantines.[3]

In 2007 he recorded a cover of The Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" as a duet with Casey Mecija of Ohbijou for the compilation album, Friends in Bellwoods.

In 2009, Webb received a Genie Award nomination in the category Best Achievement in Music - Original Song for "Big Smoke", a song he wrote for the soundtrack to This Beautiful City.[4][5]

While living in Montreal, Webb formed the Harbourcoats and recorded an album. In 2009 Webb and his wife decided to start a family in Guelph.[6]Feist heard the Harbourcoats album and invited him to duet on her album. Webb provided back-up vocals on her album Metals, including the first track "The Bad in Each Other".[7]

With the announced hiatus 12 August 2010 of the Constantines, Webb embraced his new role as a newlywed and father.[8] His debut solo album Provider[9][10][11] was released 15 November 2011 on Toronto label Idée Fixe Records.[12][13] The first single, "Rivers of Gold", was inspired by the Constantines' first time playing the Dawson City Music Festival in the Yukon in 2005.[14]

Webb is also the operations coordinator for CFRU-FM, the campus radio station at the University of Guelph.[15] He previously served as programming coordinator at CFRU from 2010-2014.

Webb contributed the song "Someplace I'm Supposed to Be" to the 1 March 2013 episode of This American Life.[16]

Discography

Singles

Year Title From the Album
2007 "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" Friends in Bellwoods
2009 "Big Smoke" This Beautiful City
2011 "Rivers of Gold" Provider

Albums

Year Album Label
2011 Provider Idée Fixe
2014 Free Will Idée Fixe

See also

References

  1. ^ Armstrong, Denis (25 March 2009). "Constantines singer quits nightlife". jam.canoe.ca. Jam!. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Bryan Webb Discography". discogs.com. Discogs. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Bryan Webb Credits". allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "29th Genie Awards » Nominees for Achievement in Music: Original Song". genieawards.ca. Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Canada's Awards Database Bry Webb". academy.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. 10 February 2009. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ Khanna, Vish (9 November 2011). "Bry Webb Premieres Two New Songs on Exclaim! TV » News » Nov 09 2011". Exclaim!. Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc. www.exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ Khanna, Vish (21 November 2011). "Feist and Bry Webb Find the Good in Each Other » News » Nov 21 2011". Exclaim!. Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc. www.exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ Khanna, Vish (December 2011). "Bry Webb's Baby Boom » Interviews » From The Magazine » Dec 2011". Exclaim!. Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc. www.exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ ""Provider" (sound recording) / Bry Webb", collectionscanada.gc.ca, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, AMICUS No. 40062654, retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ Khanna, Vish (15 November 2011). "Bry Webb » Provider » Reviews » Folk & Country » Nov 15 2011". Exclaim!. Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc. www.exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ Gillis, Carla (24 November 2011). "Disc Review » Bry Webb - Provider (Idée Fixe)". Now. 31 (13). Toronto: Now Communications Inc. nowtoronto.com. p. 62. ISSN 0712-1326. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "Bry Webb Artist Page". radio3.cbc.ca. CBC Radio 3. Archived from the original on 2 December 2005. Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ Busheikin, Dan (10 November 2011). "WATCH: Bry Webb (of Constantines) performs solo material in studio". Chart. Toronto: Chart Communications. chartattack.com. ISSN 1198-7235. Archived from the original on 14 December 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  14. ^ "The Creative Process: How Bry Webb became the luckiest songwriter in the world while working with Feist" Archived 7 July 2012 at Archive.today. National Post, 19 November 2011.
  15. ^ "CFRU Staff Profiles"
  16. ^ "489 No Coincidence, No Story"

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