The Webb Brothers


Continuing the legacy of their father – legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb – Justin, James, Cornelius and Christiaan together form prolific rock band The Webb Brothers.

After first attending Boston University together, Justin and Christiaan later shared a one-room studio in their adopted hometown of Chicago and soon were playing local rock clubs and dives in the Windy City. In 1998, they began concentrating their efforts on writing and recording an album's worth of demos in the group's rehearsal space in order to get themselves a record contract.

Three of the demos – Cold Fingers, The Filth of It All and I'm Over & I Know It – were released on boutique label, Easy! Tiger. These hand-stamped, hand-numbered, limited-edition 7" singles sold out within a week. A brisk trade in copies of the rest of the demos thereafter led to an invitation to perform at the first public show at London's Water Rats venue. Soon, the band was attracting attention in the US and The Webb Brothers went on to sign a worldwide deal to Warner Bros International. During this period, they performed at the Reading Festival and began to record their critically acclaimed debut album, Maroon, which was issued by Atlantic Records in 2001. After several smaller projects, Justin and Christiaan were joined by their brothers Jimmy and Cornelius and teamed up with their father, Jimmy, to form Jimmy Webb & The Webb Brothers, with whom they released the album Cottonwood Farm.

The Webb Brothers commenced work on a new album in January 2010 which is now on hold while Christiaan completes work on his first solo record, 'A Man Possessed'