Rick Webster is an international award winning Guitarist/Composer from Perth, Western Australia.After graduating from the Academy of Performing arts with both a Bachelor in Jazz Music and an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary music, Rick has gone on to become one of the hardest working guitarists in Perth working most nights of the week in all styles from solo jazz guitar to larger groups playing rock, funk, soul, pop, hip hop and other contemporary styles.

In a variety of groups Rick has been seen supporting artists ranging from Hank Marvin to Daryl Braithwaite, Thirsty Merc, The Choirboys, Mark Seymore, Ruby Rose and many others as well as being the guitarist for ARIA award winning Children’s Entertainer Peter Combe since 2008.Rick is also an experienced pit musician performing in musicals around Perth including Sweet Charity and Seussical as well as performing¬†with The Perth Symphony Orchestra for large performances at events such as “A Day On The Green” appearing with global opera sensation “Il Divo” on their Australian tour. His music has seen him travel nation wide across Australia as well as throughout New Zealand and Asia.

Rick has had extensive experience in Radio appearing live on stations such as 94.5, RTR FM and 6EBA, as well as Television experience appearing as the guitarist in the house band for the upcoming local singing competition Perth Star on Foxtel and WIN TV.

His first EP release “Rick Webster” in 2011, was a culmination of his many influences and years of Jazz training. It earned him 2 WAM nominations for best Jazz act and Jazz song of the year 2012. His latest release of soul/R&B vocal tracks was released in July 2012 and draws on Rick’s love of contemporary soul music combined with melodic guitar work. Rick has won countless international songwriting awards including the John Lennon Songwriting Competition (Jazz Category), USA songwriting Competition, Dallas Songwriting Competition, Mid Atlantic Songwriting Competition and many more.

To hear samples of his work please visit the media and store section of this website to see and hear Rick in a variety of different settings from acoustic and jazz to rock and a variety of contemporary styles. Both his EP’s are available in the “Store” section above.

Rick is an extremely enthusiastic and versatile guitarist who is also available for gigs, studio session work; fill in work for touring acts or lessons. If you would like to contact Rick feel free to email him:

rickwebster@iinet.net.au

Photo by Jarrad Seng

“Reminiscent of times gone by when sophisticated compositions ruled the airwaves, this sophomore effort from Rick Webster cements the guitarist’s growing reputation as one of WA’s premier jazz fusion artists. Pure class.” – Chris Gibbs (X-Press Magazine) on the 2012 EP “The Rick Webster Project”.¬†

 

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