“NUMB effortlessly combine urban vibes with classic song writing. The Melodies make you think that the world is a wonderful place, the lyrics make you realise it’s not. If you’re not impressed, then you’re just not listening”... Paul Reeve – Muse Producer.
Originated from a conversation in a council flat in Exeter, Devon in the winter of 2006, between two musician friends discussing the woes of the music industry and how it had become a succession of churned out, manufactured clap trap, a band was born.
‘Numb’ described perfectly how the pair felt about the mainstream radio playlists, and wanted to create a sound by writing real songs, in any genre, with no rules, just as long as it sounded great. By turning the negative ‘Numb’ into a positive, the acronym N.U.M.B., which means ‘Never Underestimate Musical Belief’, was conceived.
Successfully integrating Rap, Reggae, Indie and Folk, NUMB are the genre-blending masters of their time. Within their first year the band signed their first small record deal, recorded, produced and released their first studio album ‘Local Anaesthetic’, had their song ‘Night Time’ featured in Brit Comedy Film ‘Three and Out’ Starring McKenzie Crook, Colm Meany and Gemma Arterton, attended the world premiere of the film in Leicester Square in London and gained sponsorship from Faith Guitars and THTC Clothing. Fila Clothing and Fenchurch Clothing followed and a year later N.U.M.B. were shortlisted from 30,000 bands to the last 10 in the 02 Wireless Competition, which saw them play the 02 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London. They were finalists in The Global Battle of the Bands and in 2009 they released their second studio album ‘Salt of the Earth’.
With a reputation of an outstanding live performance, NUMB have smashed over 700 live shows, been support for acts such as Peter Andre, Arrested Development, Mica Paris, Finley Quaye, Frank Turner, The Beat, Dreadzone, The Dub Pistols, graced the stages of Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Farmer Phil’s Festival, O2 Wireless Festival, Beachbreak Festival, Solfest, and never fail to deliver whether it’s a festival, venue, or private party.
NUMB pride themselves on their songwriting ability and Queen/Beatles producer Malcolm Toft said they were the best thing he’d heard in over 10 years.
Previously described as Alternative HipHop or Neo-soul, in 2013 NUMB released their third studio album ‘Fruit of the Boom’. Now near on completion of their fourth album NUMB are either out on the road on tour or writing in their studio in Devon.
Never Underestimate Musical Belief - Lift Me Up (OFFICIAL)
Never Underestimate Musical Belief - Irie (OFFICIAL) Featuring Ray Beavis
Never Underestimate Musical Belief - St. Tropez (OFFICIAL)
Never Underestimate Musical Belief - Sun is Shining (OFFICIAL)
Never Underestimate Musical Belief - Locked (OFFICIAL)
"These guys are hot. Wonderful vibes! They really rock..." - SPEECH, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
"You guys have got a really good things going.A great show..." - FINLEY QUAYE
"Since SO SOLID CREW, I've been given literally thousands of demo's to listen to. My car was absolutely full of them. Not only did I listen to more than the first 20 seconds of NUMB's album, I listened to the whole thing, then took it back to my hotel room, and listened to the whole album all over again. Amazing ..." - ASHLEY WALTERS, ACTOR / MUSICIAN
“N.U.M.B. effortlessly combine classic songwriting with urban vibes. The melodies make you think the world’s a wonderful place, the lyrics make you realise it’s not. If you’re not impressed, then you’re just not listening...” - PAUL REEVE, MUSE PRODUCER
"N.U.M.B.'s song 'Rains Gone', has to be one of my favourite songs ever. One of my favourite live band experiences..." - JAMES SANTER, BBC RADIO DEVON
"Our idea of the PERFECT festival band..." - NIBLEY FESTIVAL
"I've played N.U.M.B. more times on my show than any other band..." - ROB WHEELER, BBC RADIO DEVON
"I really enjoyed the set. I'm definitely going to listen to your CD in my car..." - HRH PRINCE HARRY
"Excellent band. Great songs..." - RIK WAKEMAN