Unkle Bob is a band based in the UK, formed in and around Glasgow University. Led by singer/songwriter Rick Webster, Unkle Bob have variously been compared to acts as diverse as R.E.M., Prefab Sprout and Radiohead.
Their debut album Sugar & Spite was released on October 16, 2006 on Friendly Sounds / Mother City - a label set up by James guitarist/violinist Saul Davies and Aaron Moore (Ministry of Sound/EMI). Several songs from the album (Swans, Put a Record On, One by One) were featured in American Television and Film such as Grey's Anatomy, CSI Miami, and Kyle XY.
Unkle Bob toured with The Feeling, February 2007 (Germany), The Proclaimers, September 2007 (UK/Ireland), and North America with James in September/October 2008. They toured with Goo Goo Dolls, Fall 2010 (United Kingdom).
Unkle Bob released their second album, Shockwaves, in 2010. It includes 3 tracks produced by Ken Nelson. Their song "Brighter" written by guitarist Stuart Cartwright was featured in the German Film Kokowääh 2011.
On November 10, 2011 Unkle Bob announced on their official page they were splitting after 9 years together.
On November 5, 2012 Rick Webster announced on the official web page that he would release a new EP under the name Unkle Bob as a solo artist. "Letters EP" was released in January 2013 followed by "Songs For Others" in August 2013. In June, 2013 Unkle Bob went to Changsha, Hunan Province in China and became better known in China. In July 2014 Unkle Bob released their 3rd album "Embers" featuring performances from original band members who reunited briefly for the recording sessions in Wales.
Rick Webster (vocals, guitar)