Sean Webster Band Wow The Flying Circus Crowds

Blues sensation Sean Webster, these days based in The Netherlands, came back to the UK for a tour, with Erwin Java, after a couple of years away. 

The tour was a celebration of the new album ‘Java/Webster’ that Sean has written, recorded and released in early 2024 with Dutch Blues guitar legend Erwin Java and Sean’s Dutch band. When in the UK Sean uses two long term Lincolnshire, UK based band members with the brilliant and in demand Phil Wilson on drums and powerful Greg Smith on bass.

The audience loved Sean’s raspy blues voice and great guitar playing, even coping with a bit of laryngitis, with the excellent guitar work of Erwin Java backed by the strong and solid blues/rock beat from Phil & Greg.

The setting of The Flying Circus was a great venue, with excellent sound and lighting, which didn’t suffer from Dutch disease (i.e. talking over the band) which Sean greatly appreciated.

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The set included several songs from the new ‘Java/Webster’ album including ‘Fire On My Wheels’ with its foot stomper beat, great lyrics from Sean and great heavy drumming from Phil, ‘Coming Home to the Blues’ with Erwin on lead guitar with Phil on backing vocals which transcended into a guitar riff exchange between Sean and Erwin!.  

Also, in the new song section was ‘Hey Woman’ which according to Sean is the most difficult song in the set, due to his voice issues. This started at a slower laid-back pace with passionate vocals and Erwin with great blues guitar, with a very slow melodic finish, which was wildly received from the very appreciative audience.

From the next Sean Webster Band release in the Summer was an even newer song with ‘Not You and Me’ with its solid beat from Phil & Greg, earthy vocals from Sean and great guitar work from both of them.

As an encore they played ‘Highwayman’ which has been known to last 18 minutes, but in this case more like 10 minutes which included a drums and bass only section and the drum solo from Phil before all the band came back for a great finale.

Sean Webster Band Wow The Flying Circus Crowds
WiderView Visual Media, Chris Roberts 22 March 2024
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