The Webb Brothers were a Country and Western band in Australia that started in the 1950s. Their most well-known song was the comedy tune Who Put The Roo In the Stew about the 80s scandal where kangaroo meat was substituted for prime Australian beef for export to the US.
The Webb Brothers started the Gympie Muster in 1982 and it has now grown to become one of Australia’s most recognised country music events.
After attending the Gympie Muster and meeting her second cousin Berard Webb for the first time, Suzy Boles returned to The States and was inspired to form the band The Cousins Webb in Hollywood. She is now creating her own version of Australian country music with a Californian twist.
Singer and Lyricist
Suzy Boles was born in Marin County, California to her Australian father, first cousin to The Webb Brothers, and an American mother from the South.
Suzy grew up listening to local favorites like Journey and Huey Lewis And The News and spending her teenage years in punk rock clubs in San Francisco. She was heavily influenced by Social Distortion and The Gun Club and the Los Angeles dark wave Southern rockabilly sound of the 1980s and 90s.
She moved to London where she worked for the Dead Kennedys before moving to New York City. While living and playing music in the East Village, Suzy was signed to Futurist Records, with her band Hooch. She became a local favorite on The Lower East Side music scene, playing CBGB’s and Don Hill’s Squeezebox.
Ten years ago Suzy moved to Los Angeles and had her artistic soul duly challenged. Rediscovering her Australian roots, and family connection, after her father passed away, has been the journey Suzy needed back to herself and the music.
MEET THE BAND
Producer, Co-writer and multi-instrumentalist
Gene was born in Philadelphia and grew up in South New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles in 2011 and has shared the stage from coast to coast with the likes of Charlie Daniels Band, Little Big Town, Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, John Mayer and many others.
As a composer, he has written music for companies such as Comcast, Lionsgate, Beats, Nike, Comedy Central, Universal Music Group and more.
Between 2018 and 2020 Gene toured the United States and Europe in support of his solo debut, Amusia. The music video for the visceral record closer Not That Strong received accolades in film festivals globally.
Since 2020, he has collaborated with OK Go drummer Dan Konopka, producing and providing session work for indie records under the umbrella Siren Sound.
Guitar and vocals
Fox was born in Portsmouth, UK, and after high school, moved with his family to Melbourne, Australia. Now living in Los Angeles, the singer-songwriter began his musical journey at a young age after receiving his first instrument, a Casio keyboard from his father.
Over the years, this progressed to developing his skills with various instruments.
In 2010 he recorded his first EP titled Never Fall In Love With A Stranger with musicians Pelle Hillstrom, Jesper Kristensen and Mikkel Heimburger and assisted by the production team Noisy Neighbours.
After the release of the EP, Fox, Pelle and Jesper established their own band, Teleskopes, releasing their well-received debut album Stereocilia in 2017.
Fox plays bass for Foo Fighters’ legend, Chris Shiflett’s solo country project. He joined The Cousins Webb in 2023.
Drums and Percussion
Dan has been playing drums for over 30 years, having developed a passion for music and art as early back as kindergarten.
He went on to become a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band, OK Go and has played drums with them for the last 20 years.
In 2019, after working with Gene Micofsky on several commercial projects, Dave joined The Cousins Webb.
Guitar and vocals
Born and raised in New England, Christopher Reyne began his love affair with music at a young age. Throughout his teens and early twenties, he held various roles in over a dozen bands before relocating to Portland, Oregon and striking out on his own. At the end of 2020, rattled by a global pandemic and after a decade of playing bar-and-pub gigs throughout the Northwest, he sold his home and left his day job to play music full-time.
His unique blend of indie folk rock is both fresh and familiar, and has been likened to such artists as Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, and Elliott Smith.
His forthcoming EP Silver Linings was written during a week-long songwriting retreat, and recorded in his Los Angeles apartment over the course of ’22. Additional artists include string player Cynthia Tolson, harpist Mikaela Davis, singer Al Menne, and renowned thereminist Armen Ra. His first single Orbit is out June 11th.