Pete Webb
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Pete Webb

Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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The best kept secret in music


"On PW's songwriting:"

Webb has found a strong and personal writing direction. His music is a bit hard to pin down and comparisons to other writers really doesn't do justice to the originality of his tunes; but they all have that important hook and I don't mean in a jingle sort of fashion. The tunes are engaging--they demand your attention and strong lyrics hold it.
- Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Ontario

"On PW's performing:"

He is obviously a musician through and through and knows his business. His original songs flow from him easily, with power and honesty. (translated)
- Eckernforde Zeitung, Germany

"On PW's spontaneity:"

Tricks of the trade hold no truck for songwriter Peter Webb.... Spontaneity is one thing he has going for him.
- X-Press Magazine, Ottawa

"On PW's sound:"

He has tapped into the roots of mainstream, straight-ahead rock with a voice that is strikingly confident and assured.
- Scene Magazine, London, Ontario

"On PW's recent tour:"

"Webb is an accomplished writer and performer, both as a solo artist and with a backing band." - See Magazine, Edmonton

"On PW's touring ethics"

"Singer/ songwriter Pete Webb has a different take on the migratory nature of touring, looking at it as an integral part of songwriting. - Vue Weekly, Alberta


Counting Time: Selected Songs (2006)
Sister (EP - 2006)
Live at the Oak (2002)
Happy Accident (1999)
Things Are Bound to Change (1996)
Huntingville (1995)
No Exit (1992)
Mileage (1991)


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Counting Time: Selected Songs is the culmination of fifteen years of recording and performing by Canadian singer-songwriter Pete Webb. Drawn from his previous six albums, this “best-of” disc also features two new recordings, “Tombstone” and “Sister,” and the previously unreleased “Little Victories.” Counting Time combines solo-acoustic and band recordings, the latter featuring the ever-evolving Pete Webb Group.


Born in the tiny Quebec town of Huntingville, Pete Webb started his music career after moving to Southern Ontario with his family. Inspired equally by rock, folk, country and blues, his early music followed in the tradition of Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. He earned a diploma in Audio Recording Engineering at the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording, before embarking on a career as a solo performer.

In 1991, he assembled the Pete Webb Group and recorded his debut CD Mileage. “Down on the Waterfront,” the album’s single, boosted sales and gained the group a following in Canada and Europe. No Exit, the group’s second album, was released in 1992.

Pete gigged extensively in Nashville in 1993, then toured Germany in 1994 and 1995 before moving to London, England, where he was based from 1995 to 1996. In England he released two more albums, Huntingville (recorded in Canada with the Pete Webb Group), and Things Are Bound to Change (recorded in London in a one-day solo-acoustic session).

After moving back to Canada, Pete took a break from music to pursue visual art and theatre, and to study English literature at the University of Ottawa. In 1998, he resumed songwriting and performing, which led to his next two CDs Happy Accident (1999) and Live at the Oak (recorded in concert in 1999 but not released on CD until 2002).

In the early 2000s, Pete worked with a number of other artists as a bassist, backup vocalist, producer and engineer. He worked on three CDs by Edmonton singer-songwriter Trevor Tchir, performed on and engineered Thursday Heroes, an compilation of Ottawa artists, and contributed to the debut CD by Toronto artist Rozalind MacPhail.

In 2006, after re-issuing several of his early albums and releasing the EP Sister, Pete toured Canada and began writing and demoing new songs in Toronto and Ottawa. In November 2006, he released his seventh full-length album, Counting Time: Selected Songs, a retrospective of his career that includes two new songs and a previously-unreleased outtake. Plans for 2007 include a CD of all-new material, more shows in Canada and a summer tour of Europe.