Rhys Webb

Southend On Sea

Monday 13th November 2017

Rhys Webb

What do you do?
Bass player. The Horrors.

Where are you from?
Southend On Sea

Describe your style in three words?
Ever Changing Moods

Which sub-cultures have had an enduring effect on you?
I got really into the Mod thing when I was a young teenager. I became obsessed with searching out dancefloor soul and rhythm and blues 45's. It was a great way of discovering music and style and introduced me to the world of collecting records, dancing and staying up all night. As soon as I started visiting '60s clubs in London, I got heavily into British psychedelic music and U.S garage which I also collect passionately. I have a massive love for punk and post-punk music and style, especially the early look of artists like John Lydon and Siouxsie Sioux. All of my favourite scenes and sounds start with subculture. I find anything that encourages people to express themselves through a love of music and individuality inspiring.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I would like to spend an hour with the British record producer Joe Meek. He ripped up the studio rule book and created some of the most fantastically weird, wild and wonderful recordings of the 1960's.

Another you? Any other career that would have appealed?
I guess if I could get away with it I would attempt to peruse a career as a DJ as I love sharing music in a club as much as I do playing it live.

Best Gig you have ever been to?
The Rolling Stones. My mum took me to see them a few years ago.They are still the best rock and roll band in the world. They played Lady Jane for the first time since 1967.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite, and why?
José Cuervo Salón in Mexico City. Probably one of the most exciting shows we've ever played, a week after the release of Primary Colours.


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