NEEDSHES is an independent alternative rock band founded by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Otabek Salamov (Beck) in the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The band first formed in 2013, but the project itself exists from 2011, when Otabek came up with the name and recorded his first tunes at his home studio in Tashkent.
Beck devoted himself to music from early childhood. His mother taught music theory and always supported her child. At the age of four, he was able to reach the piano and began playing his first tunes. He attended a music academy and very soon music lessons started to bring him awards at national competitions. Beck was a number one awarded clarinetist in his home country at the age of 14. However, he spent his time as a teenager composing and performing metalcore with the band, up to the decision to create melodic indie rock music in 2011.
He performed his first gigs with the set up "vocal, guitar and MacBook pro." Later in 2013, he gathered a full traditional rock band around his project with the intention of creating true authentic rock music as his favourites at that time were The Killers, U2, Coldplay, Muse, Nirvana.
Beck changed several line-ups before he found like-minded band members guitarist Ivan Petukhov and drummer Alex Manakhov. Together they began active gigging and fascinated local concert venues, festivals, city events and international brands' shows.
Their single "Time to See" charted on iTunes top Alternative releases, racked up a Renault car commercial that has run for the entirety of 2017, and five awards from American songwriting competitions, including winning the Unsigned Only contest in two nominations in rock genre. It played on BBC 6 Radio Music. Their music is in a soundtrack to an international cartoon, national movies, sitcoms, and TV shows.
Frontman is very meticulous about his art and seeks to compose valuable, authentic and timeless music. According to his words, he "was influenced by all world rock music, but especially by U2, David Bowie, A-Ha, The Doors, Coldplay, the Killers, Muse, Jack White, RHCP, and Nirvana."
Someone once accurately described their sound as "alternative with funk, punk, blues and soul flourishes, balancing between the moody atmosphere of The NBHD and dainty anthems of The Killers with a bit of the oddball nature of Jack White and the heartbreaking ballad skill of Coldplay."
The band stands out with its smooth, powerful vocals, catchy melodies, often cinematic vibe, and uncommonly genre diversity. Full Bio: http://bit.ly/2wa3tFr