If you were to ask me what genre of music NoMBe produces- I couldn’t exactly pinpoint it.
But, ladies, imagine the feeling of putting on your favorite pair of heels combined with the satisfaction of slipping into a candlelit bubble bath after a long day. And guys, think about the feeling you get wearing a perfectly tailored suit or drinking the finest scotch on the rocks. That is the energy NomBe brings to stage. Sexy, sultry, and powerful.
Noah McBeth, the 26-year-old artist who records as NoMBe, recently brought his beautiful mix of funky electro-soul-blues sounds to the Boulder Theater where he kicked off his run of touring with downtempo artist, Bonobo. It was such a fun set I absolutely did not want it to end! For the past few months, NoMBe has been sharing songs off of his upcoming album, one-by-one, with the full album set to release in January 2018. NoMBe’s releases have delivered to us a beautiful array of hypnotic tracks highlighting the women of his life- past and present, good and bad. He played all of those delicious melodies to get the crowd grooving.
Showing his versatility with haunting track “California Girls” and upbeat anthems like “Can’t Catch Me”, it’s no wonder why NoMBe is taking over: he has something up his sleeve for everyone. This year, on top of his current tour with Bonobo, we’ve seen him grace the stages of Lightning in a Bottle, Northern Nights, and Electric Forest. Now, he is gearing up to support Alt-J on several dates this Fall. While I’ve been fortunate enough to catch him on the festival stage and at the 1250 people-capacity Boulder Theater, I highly recommend catching NoMBe at one of his intimate performances. Getting to jam out with him and his badass all-woman band is something best experienced up close and personal. The energy of the entire set is palpable.
Getting to completely vibe out for three hours with NoMBe and Bonobo made this my favorite concert of the year. Check out his newest release, “Summer’s Gone”, and visit NoMBe on Facebook to see where you can catch him for the rest of 2017.