Sean Webster is the frontman guitar vocalist for the 3 piece
band with a fast-growing reputation on the British Blues and rock scene. Founded
in June of 2003, theirs is a sound that comprises a sharp sense of song writing
and a strong feel for the contemporary blues rock of the current era. The band
is the brainchild of Sean Webster, whose performing career began at the age
of fourteen in Nottingham, when, as part of his school band, he played various
functions and charity gigs in the city. Later, Sean was part of the band "Journeymen"
and performed commercial blues / rock covers around the country for four years,
before forming the band "Stateside" at the end of the nineties and
continuing to gig constantly.
Eventually frustrated simply by playing cover versions, Sean
was inspired to start writing his own material - a move which led to the current
line-up of musicians. 2004 was a big year for Sean, as he released the debut
album "Long Time Coming". This put the band in the public eye for
the first time, and showcased Sean’'s fine guitar playing, which combines
the influences of Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Dave Gilmour and Joe Satriani.
His vocal style has drawn comparisons with Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams and Jonny
Britain’'s leading blues magazine "Blues Matters!"
has described the debut album as "A real gem", concluding that Sean
was: "... set for big stages with superb guitar work... They'll soon be
bursting out of the Nottingham area now Sean has got his writing shoes on."
Indeed, the brand new, Webster-penned track, "Hero",
is included on a Blues Matters! compilation disc. 2005 has seen the band perform
many live dates around the U.K. including the main stage at Burnley Festival.
Having already made an impressive appearance in the Crown Hotel
at the prestigious Great British R&B Festival in Colne in August 2004, 2005
will see the band close the afternoon session on the International Stage at
the same Festival, this showing their marked improvement over the last year.
Sean Webster and his band are set to build on their successful
first year and take the UK scene by storm. Check their new album - "If
Only" (Blues Matters - BMR CD
20051) - the great songs collection. This album is recorded by: Sean Webster
(guitars and vox), Mark Evans (guitars), Tom Latham (bass) and KJ Rollins (drums).
"Long Time Coming" |
"If Only" |