Video: The Webb Sisters & Brother, Drummer Brad Webb, Perform, Answer Questions (2014)

As per the YouTube blurb, “The Webb Sisters and their brother, drummer Brad Webb (currently playing with Jamie Cullum) talk to Phil Cartwright, answering your questions.”

They also perform several song segments, eat biscuits, & drink tea. There’s even a Heck Of A Guy ( was a predecessor of Cohencentric) shout-out near the end.

Originally posted May 1, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

First We Take Manhattan, Then We Go Vegas – The 2009 Leonard Cohen Girls! Girls! Girls! Las Vegas Revue


Leonard Cohen World Tour – Playing The Odds In Las Vegas

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed

From “Everybody Knows”
By Leonard Cohen1

A mid-level manager at a regional advertising agency, whose child has now been returned to him safe and sound, has revealed the special marketing campaign submitted for the 2009 Leonard Cohen Las Vegas concert.

Webb Sisters Sublime In Latex

The theme, touted in the marketing memos as “classic, classy cabaret,” is apparent in the alterations made in the portion of the show featuring “The Sublime Webb Sisters” – who will be presented at the Las Vegas gig as “The Sublime Webb Mistresses.” The tentative script for Leonard’s introduction of them begins, “Confuse them with the Sisters Of Mercy at your own risk … ”

Their customized for Vegas version of “If It Be Your Will” – renamed for the occasion “That’s ‘If It Be Our Will,’ Biatch” – will be the first performance of that song to feature handcuffs, a variety of leather implements, battery cables, and a volunteer from the audience.2

Leonard Cohen Las Vegas Concert TV Ad

Even more thematically indicative, however, is this rough cut of the TV ad being produced to promote the World Tour Las Vegas concert.

Leonard Cohen – Las Vegas Concert Ad


Originally posted Sept 1, 2009 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric


  1. The most Las-Vegasy of Leonard Cohen’s songs []
  2. Hattie’s harp is apparently still part of the act but, according to a stagehand who has witnessed one of the secret rehearsals, “It isn’t the harp getting plucked, if you know what I mean.” []

Gwen Langford’s Photo Gallery: 2013 Leonard Cohen Radio City Music Hall Concerts

Gwen Langford, web master of Gwen’s Leonard Cohen Journey, graciously allowed me to filch photos from her own 2013 Radio City Music Hall Leonard Cohen concert albums. Worthy of special note are lovely photos of Charley & Hattie Webb, the shot of Mitch Watkins that not only shows him at work but also displays his 2013 upgrade to a red velvet chair, three impressive images of Alex Bublitchi, and the sequence of photos depicting Leonard Cohen’s elbow keyboard run.

Originally posted April 13, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“We were talking about… how there’s an imbalance within positions of power, and Leonard said… ‘Women are the greater sex.'” The Webb Sisters Talk About Leonard Cohen’s Perspective On Women

Everyone I’ve spoken to about Leonard has remarked on the fact that he was very comfortable in the company of women.

You can hear that in his songs. There’s a space every couple of moments where he feels there was a female perspective to be offered. In real life he looks for the female perspective. I also saw him at ease with men, so I don’t feel it was particularly a feminine connection. quotedown2

Hattie Webb

We were talking about politics and business and how there’s an imbalance within positions of power, and Leonard said something along the lines of, ‘Women are the greater sex.’  I don’t know if he was just flattering me, but he did seem to think that.quotedown2

Charley Webb

 Quotation from Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen by Abby Steward. Hot Press: Sept 2017. Photo by Maarten Massa.

Photos From Leonard Cohen July 9, 2013 Lucca Soundcheck + (Possibly) Explanatory Captions

Leonard Cohen smiles in anticipation of Javier Mas performing backflips to one up the Webb Sisters’ acrobatics

2013 Leonard Cohen Lucca Soundcheck Photos

Photos by Szilvia Szanto. The captions, especially those pertaining to the backflips performed by Javier Mas, are entirely my own fault.

Leonard Cohen’s keyboard practicing going by itself

Javier Mas visualizing his impending backflips

Hattie Webb responds to Sharon Robinson switching to her Thrash metal playlist while Roscoe Beck belts out karaoke version of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline

Leonard Cohen hypnotizes Mitch Watkins

Charlie & Hattie (with the stylish hat) Webb, blissfully unaware that Javier will be raising the acrobatic bar.

Rafael Gayol rehearses looking casually handsome

Leonard Cohen, backup singers, and band watch enraptured as Javier Mas performs six consecutive backflips

Bedazzled by Javier Mas’s backflips, Alex Bublitchi momentarily forgets how to hold a violin

Joey Carenza gives instructions to guy carrying Leonard Cohen’s guitar

Guy eager to carry Leonard Cohen’s guitar

Guy taking Leonard Cohen’s guitar for a walk

Note: Originally posted July 9, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Webb Sisters Talk About Touring With Leonard Cohen & Sing You Were Always On My Mind & Missing Person

Good Morning, it’s freezing in this country
Leonard Cohen’s morning greeting to tour musicians regardless of location or date

This program, first broadcast Feb 2, 2014, can be heard at Sundays With Miriam

Note: Originally posted February 7, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Hear The Webb Sisters Talk About Koala Cuddling, B6, Chicken Soup, & Leonard Cohen As Well As Sing A Song or 3 On Radio Interview

Charley & Hattie Webb were interviewed 20 December 2013 by Kirsten Johnstone on Radio New Zealand. They also sang Missing Person, If It Be Your Will, and Momentary. The broadcast is now available at Webb Sisters In Session – Radio New Zealand

Note: Originally posted Dec 22, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric