THE WEBB SISTERS @ ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX (OTTAWA) - APRIL 1/10
Note: The Webb Sisters are currently on hiatus from the Leonard Cohen Tour, and are recording their new album with multiple Grammy Award winning producer Peter Asher. View this Video (including intro by Leonard Cohen) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0mSUmlDjXg
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A VERY SPECIAL SHOWCASE
THE WEBB SISTERS
Thursday April 1/ 2010, Doors 8:00pm
27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada.
Age 19+/ General Admission
Advance Tickets: $17.50 (tax included/ service charges extra)
by phone at 613-755-1111 and at www.ticketmaster.ca
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Who’s hot in 2010 according to the New York Post?
THE WEBB SISTERS!
Born into a family of musicians in Kent, England, Charley and Hattie are The Webb Sisters.....Beguiling, dynamic performers with hugely expressive voices and plangent harmonies, they are highly skilled multi-instrumentalists and songwriters of originality and intelligence. Ingénues yet thinkers, the sisters' youthful energy and musical training combine in adventurous, lyrical and emotionally enthralling performances.
Their singing and playing (harp, guitar, mandolin and more) draw from the folk and pop traditions of Britain and the United States. The Webb Sisters have recorded two albums, building a following in the UK and achieving album and record of the week on iTunes and BBC Radio Two. The Webb Sisters represented the UK at America's 400th Anniversary celebrations, contributed songs to several major TV shows (most recently "Cane" on CBS), recorded a new song for a Judy Collins tribute album alongside the likes of Dolly Parton and Rufus Wainwright, and have performed on major concert tours with artists such as Jamie Cullum, James Morrison and Jason Mraz.
Charley Webb (born 1979) and Hattie Webb (born 1981) were born in Kent, UK, to a hairdresser father and a tennis coach mother. They also have two brothers, who are both drummers. According to Charley, music often blared from all of the house. Although Charley became briefly interested with being an ambulance driver, the sisters had early on decided on a career in music. Hattie played the harp, and Charley the piano. When they were teenagers, the pair began to give recitals all over the country, and played at, among others, charity functions, end-of-year parties, and played twice for Princess Anne and once for Queen Elizabeth.
They met Johnny Pierce, a record producer who invited them to Nashville, where they recorded their debut album, A Piece of Mind. After six months, they went to California, selling the album between performances at various recitals. They were soon found and offered a publishing deal, and shortly after, a record deal, and they began to create the album, Daylight Crossing. Two years later they returned to the UK, where they were discovered by Mercury Records, and they recorded Daylight Crossing. The album was released in June 2006. In May 2007 they represented Britain at Americas’ 400th Anniversary Celebrations in Jamestown, Virginia, which aired on NBC. They have recently collaborated with Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon) and Nashville's own Craig Wiseman, and are currently writing and recording new material. In May 2008, the Webb Sisters joined Sharon Robinson as back-up singers on Leonard Cohen's first tour in 14 years. The worldwide tour has played 175 concerts to date, in front of well over 1.5 million exuberant fans.
Produced by Dennis Ruffo and Rubin Fogel Productions