Tashkent (Uzbekistan) - hometown, Moscow - located at the moment, Russia


Alternative rock band NEEDSHES is founded by ​singer-​songwriter ​& producer ​Otabek Salamov in Tashkent. ​He​ ​devoted ​himself to music from early childhood, as soon as he was able to reach the piano. The project appeared when Beck started composing melodic songs after being tired of several years of teen-age passion with metalcore. He assembled a full rock band by 2013 and issued first album Feel Alright in 2014. Then 2 singles (2015), EP Mixed Feelings with lead song Time to See (Dec, 2016) and a new single AUW (Mar 22, 2018) were released. Music is grouped with indie rock, alternative, britpop and less with blues, soul, funk, punk, reggae. Beck was influenced by all world rock music, but especially U2, David Bowie, A-Ha, Coldplay, The Killers, Muse, Jack White, RHCP, Nirvana. In 2017 the song Time to See won Unsigned Only Contest, TN, in Rock genre and became the finalist of John Lennon Songwriting Contest in NY and International Songwriting Competition, TN. The music is in soundtrack to international cartoon (song I Believe - Quackerz, 2016), local sitcoms, commercials (automobile brand Renault and TV programmes. Band achieved local success, performing at festivals, city events, solo concerts. We have plans to organize a tour abroad in the near future.


They released debut LP Feel Alright (2014) singles Run MF and Fallin' (2015) EP Mixed Feelings (2016) with leading song Time to See single Anything You Want on Mar 22 (2018)

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Line-up: Beck (vocals), Ivan Petukhov (guitar), Alexey Manakhov (drums).


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