Never Underestimate Musical Belief - Sun is Shining (OFFICIAL)
Never Underestimate Musical Belief - Locked (OFFICIAL)
Conceived in 2007, and continuously evolving ever since, alternative hip-hop band N.U.M.B. Never Underestimate Musical Belief have performed with the likes of Peter Andre, Arrested Development, Frank Turner, Finley Quaye, Mica Paris, The Magic Numbers, The Beat, Transglobal Underground, Zion Train, The Reason 4 and Stooshe. Described as Alternative Hip Hop, N.U.M.B. delve deeply into many different genres - Reggae, Indie, Rock, Pop. Their unique talent of blending musical styles is not only hugely appealing, and adding that to their prestigious reputation of providing an adrenaline fuelled live performance and the fact that N.U.M.B. pride themselves on their ability to write good songs. Songs that are soulful, infectious, with 'hard to get out of your head' hooks that'll have you singing their tracks on repeat!
In their first year the band got through to the last 10 out of 30,000 bands in The 02 Wireless Competition which saw them perform in Hyde Park at the 02 Festival. They also came second in the UK heat of Global Battle of the Bands 2009 and in 2011 they were nominated for 'Best Album' and 'Best Live Act' for the South West Music Awards alongside Muse and Portishead.
Also in their first year, Ben from the band successfully gained sponsorship from International guitar manufacturer Faith Guitars and is still endorsed today. The band also secured sponsorship by urban outfitters THTC Clothing, an ethical clothing manufacturer who use fabrics like hemp and bamboo, and like Faith Guitars, N.U.M.B. can be seen reppin these at present day shows. Other sponsorships have included UK clothing label Fenchurch and Kangol Clothing.
In 2008 N.U.M.B.’s classic urban street song ‘Night Time’ was snapped up for Brit comedy film ‘Three and Out’ starring MacKenzie Crook, Imelda Staunton, Colm Meany and Gemma Arterton, and in that year, while the band walked the red carpet with the stars for the film premiere, their Official Music Video for the track (filmed and produced by Realm Pictures), produced over 8,000 hits on Youtube alone. The song was also featured on the accompanying film soundtrack CD alongside Blondie and Elvis Costello.
Later that year the band performed in front of HRH Prince Harry at an intimate venue in the West of London. After the performance the band chatted with Prince Harry who expressed his liking for the band and their music, and said that he was going to play the band's CD in his car!
Since 2007, the band have written and recorded 3 albums, have performed at many festivals and venues including Glastonbury, 02 Wireless Festival, Windsor Gardens, Secret Garden Party, BeachBreak Live, Crealy Rocks, Colston Hall, Watchet Festival, Respect Festival, The Great Escape Festival, Farmer Phil's Festival, Solfest, Endorset iT Festival, Vibraphonic Festival, Aeon Festival, Lapstock Festival, South West Food and Drink Festival, Fordham Festival, Lowender Festival, Exeter Urban Skate Festival, Vale Earth Fair, The Clapham Grand, The Fleece, The Cavern Exeter, The Cavern Liverpool, as well as many of the smaller boutique festivals and venues.
They’ve appeared on BBC Radio Devon, Sky News, ITV News, HipHop Connection Magazine, 24/7 Magazine, Out of Hand Magazine, Express and Echo, The Herald, Weston Morning News, Exe FM, Palm FM, Exeter FM, Phonic FM, and efestivals.co.uk to name a few.
So what do they sound like? Hook filled 'stadium anthem' songs with intelligent raps, beautiful soaring vocals, hair-lifting harmonies, head nodding, foot stomping fat beats, soul twisting bass, and topped with a strong reggae influence to make for an addictive urban vibe.
Never Underestimate Musical Belief.
"These guys are hot. Wonderful vibes! They really rock. Looking forward to hooking up when we're back in the UK..." - SPEECH, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
"You guys have got a really good things going. That was a great show and a great night..." - FINLEY QUAYE
"Since SO SOLID CREW, I've been given literally thousands of demo's to listen to. Seriously, my car was absolutely full of them. Not only did I listen to more than the first 20 seconds of your 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 bands..." - 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 set..." - RIK WAKEMAN
"One of my favourite live bands in and around London..." - MICKEY P, PROMOTER, LONDON
"Well done N.U.M.B.! Brilliant!..." - MICA PARIS
"I really love what you do. I saw you playing in my area and had to come down to see you play again..." - HAMID MANTU, TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND