Originally formed in 2004, their legacy was two albums, Sugar and Spite (2006) and Shockwaves (2010). Meeting in the early 00s in Tchai Ovna, a student-frequented Glasgow tearoom, the 5-piece were taken under the wing of James gtr/violinist, Saul Davies who co-produced much of the material on their 2006 debut. They became a hit in the US with tracks featuring in TV dramas including Grey’s Anatomy, CSI Miami and My Sassy Girl. After relocating to London in 2006 the band toured the UK, Europe and North America with bands like Travis, The Proclaimers, Goo Goo Dolls and James. Unkle Bob MK1 finally called it a day in 2011.
Singer-songwriter and frontman Rick Webster revived the Unkle Bob name releasing a 3rd album entitled Embers in July 2014 followed by a string of solo mini-albums (The Highest Mountains & The Deepest Sea 2016/ When You Were Awake 2018).
The latest release and tour heralds the return of original members, guitarist Stuart Cartwright, drummer Ron Yeadon, keyboard player Geoff Widdowson, and bass player Chloe Peacock back to the fold after a 9-year hiatus reuniting them with singer, Rick Webster and includes plans for new recordings/ material in 2021.