NEEDSHES is independent alternative rock band founded by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Otabek Salamov (Beck) in the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. As a band they first formed in 2013. 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 4 he was able to reach the piano and began playing his first tunes. He attended the 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 by way of "vocal, guitar and MacBook Pro". Later in 2013 he gathered full traditional rock band around his project with the intention of creating true authentic rock music as his favourite at that time 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 the local concert venues, festivals, city events and international brands' shows.
Their single Time to See charted on iTunes top Alternative releases, rake up a Renault car commercial that has ran for the entirety of 2017, won of Unsigned Only contest and earned awards from five American songwriting competitions. The music is in soundtrack to international cartoon, national movies, sitcoms and TV shows.
Frontman's 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 moody atmosphere of The NBHD and dainty anthems of The Killers with a bit oddball nature of Jack White and a heartbreaking ballad skill of Coldplay.
The band stands out with the smooth powerful vocal, catchy melodies, often cinematic vibe, unordinary genre diversity. Full Bio: http://bit.ly/2wa3tFr