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Sunday 07 July 2013 @ 02:00pm - Mal Webb
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Around the world and into your brain, vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal Webb sings his songs about all manner of stuff, using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. It's a lip to lung journey through the physics, physiology and phrivolity of all the sounds a face can make. Sideways yodelling, beatbox, harmonics, throat singing, uvular fluttering, advanced clapping. He's like Bobby McFerrin, Aphex Twin and Cole Porter playing scrabble. Ebulliently eclectic. Nefariously varied. Family fun free from facile frippery.

Mal Webb plays too many instruments in too many styles to too many people. He gives solo performance a bad name, and that's Mal, whatever your language. Music that stomps all over stylistic boundaries. It's as grittily human as it is other worldly, as clever as it is stupid, as playful as it is ponderous. Ballads, beatbox and beyond. A jolly jaw dropping journeyman. Eclectic, ebullient and even educational.

Links:

malwebb.customer.netspace.net.au/
www.youtube.com/user/malwebb1
malwebb.bandcamp.com/
www.myspace.com/malwebb1/

Terribly clever....I haven't heard lyrics like that since Cole Porter” - Phillip Adams (ABC radio).

“You have an amazing voice, but we don't like your kind of music here” - High school student in Ceduna, South Australia.

“Nah Man, you sound like Stevie Wonder” - Vince Jones (just after I'd sung "Kimba the White Lion").

“Gee, and I thought I did weird shit with my voice!” - Julian of the Mighty Boosh

“I'm just off to buy your CD...are you sure you want to swap?” - Rory McLeod. We did a swap... of course!

“Is he alright? He sounded a bit like a chook” - Elderly Sydney ABC radio listener.

“You're a freak” - Ani DiFranco, after I did a support for her at Port Fairy Folk Festival 1998.

“Like a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby McFerrin” - Monica Trapaga (Play School and stuff).

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