Christiaan Webb – A Man Posessed
April 2012 sees the release of A Man Possessed, the debut solo album by Christiaan Webb, the eldest son of songwriting legend Jimmy Webb (Witchita Lineman, Galveston, By The Time I get To Phoenix).
Christiaan first came to public attention as part of the Webb Brothers, a band he formed with his younger brother, Justin.
2003 saw the release of the eponymous Webb Brothers album showcasing the versatility and depth of Christiaan’s songwriting. In 2009, the brothers joined their father to form ‘Jimmy Webb and the Webb Brothers,’ releasing the reflective, mature-sounding ‘Cottonwood Farm’.
Following this collaboration, Christiaan began work on the songs that form A Man Possessed, partly inspired by the writings of Don Miguel Ruiz.
With this new collection of songs Christiaan set out to find the right location to record them. “I reached out to Musicbox Studios in Cardiff, Wales. Mark ‘the bear’ Foley and Andrew ‘Bernie’ Plain have been good friends to the Webb Brothers over the years and had always left their door open to me”
With Bernie (drums), Mark (Bass) and Graham Ryder (Guitars) on board as the newly named ‘The Sweet Lords’, A Man Possessed was recorded at Musicbox in April last year and was produced by Charlie Francis (REM, High Llamas, Turin Brakes). Christiaan’s good friends Romeo Stodart and Angela Gannon from the Magic Numbers make guest appearances as well as a wealth of talent from the Cardiff area including Zervas and Pepper, Sweet Baboo and John ‘Catfish’ Thomas.
Christiaan Webb will be touring in April 2012 at the following venues, tour support comes from the amazing Joshua Caole:
13th April – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
14th April – Oxford – The Jericho Tavern
15th April – Birmingham – The Kitchen Garden Café
16th April – Leicester – The Musician Venue and Bar
17th April – Bangor – Blue Sky Café
18th April – Bristol – St Bonaventures
19th April – Liverpool – Leaf On Bold St.
20th April – Glasgow – Oran Mor
22nd April – Kinross – Green Hotel
23rd April – Leeds – Gaslight at the Oporto
24th April – London – The Slaughtered Lamb
We’re Under The Same Stars – Christiaan Webb