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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 just like his favourites The Killers, U2, Coldplay, Muse, RHCP, Nirvana.
Otabek 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 half of year during 2017-18, became Rock winner of the Unsigned Only and got five finalist awards from music contests U.S.A. Songwriting Competition, John Lennon Songwriting contest, International Songwriting Competition, the U.K. Songwriting Contest. It got prime-time rotation on radio MAXIMUM (Russian top pop rock station) and plays on BBC 6 Radio Music.
The latest single 'Anything You Want' charted on Apple Music hot tracks, racked up a Lay's commercial 2019 and got AAA finalist award from Unsigned Only. Their music is in a soundtrack to movies in worldwid and domestic film distribution, TV series and 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 Jack White, The Killers, U2, David Bowie, James Brown, A-Ha, The Doors, Coldplay, 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:


Charted top 10 Alternative releases on iTunes

The song Time to See:
* Unsigned Only winner in Rock '17
* USA Songwriting Competition finalist in Rock '18
* International Songwriting Competition finalist in Rock '17
* John Lennon Songwriting Contest finalist in Rock '17
* The UK Songwriting Contest semi-finalist '18

The song Anything You Want:
* Unsigned Only finalist in AAA '18
* The UK Songwriting Contest semi-finalist '18
* International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist '18

BBC 6 Radio Music plays, MAXIMUM rotation | Time to See

FB 5,500 likes / IG 2,000 followers

Spotify feature by Indiemono, AlexrainbirdMusic, Soave, FFConnect, PopFiltr, HITSDailyDouble


Bosco Fresh Fest with John Newman

World Festival of Youth and Students

FIFA Fan Fest

Festivals by Metro International newspaper

Private events by INFINITI and other brands

Over 20 solo gigs with ticket sales during 12 months at Hard Rock Cafe and other local concert venues


Lay's commercial'19 | Anything You Want

Renault Duster, car commercial
'18 | Time to See (extended version)

Renault Kaptur, сar commercial '18 | Anything You Want (female vocal version)

Quackerz '16 - worldwide film distribution | I Believe

Break '19 - film distribution abroad | Time to See

Univer '17-18 - domestic TV sitcom | Something, Hey Girl

Не моё собачье дело '18 - domestic distribution | Run Mf

Music for music award ceremonies, TV shows, scoring full-length movies

"The first verse of Time to See is a killer and the song is great. Actually, I was listening to it during past week". Producer Rick Beato.

"Otabek's soft passionate voice, if you are a fan of melodramatic guitar music, resistance to him is useless. NEEDSHES feels great on the territory of modern gospel-blues-rock in the spirit of Hozier. His fans can enjoy I Wanna." Editor in Chief, Rolling Stone, Russia


Anything You Want

Single 2018

iTunes | Spotify

Mixed Feelings

Album 2016, 7 songs

iTunes | Spotify

Feel Alright

Album 2014, 13 songs

iTunes | Spotify

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