Humbert

Humbert

 Hialeah, Florida, USA
BandAlternativeRock

joyous, hammering-clamrous, sunny melodies, intelligent tunes... snatches of gorgeous Beach Boys-like chamber piano pop! - Jack Rabid/The Big Takeover

Biography

.Humbert comes on like a familiar thought that you can’t quite place but feels warm and universal and momentous.
Live performances that feel like a symphony on the beach. Swirling intimate melodies that dig deep, open a hole that lets in sunshine, then spits it all out as a pink, fuzzy, noisy, humming kinda’ feeling.

Since 2002 Humbert’s 4 members and some of their wandering occasional musical guests spend much time in their art collective – recording space in Florida “The Shack North” There, thoughts come to life. Art, lights, colors, instruments, inventions, film and toys all fill the space that help formulate what is Humbert.

Humbert’s 2005 release “Plant the Trees Closer Together” was enthusiastically received and hailed as an independent and DIY Masterpiece by New Times Magazine. Meanwhile The Big Takeover said, “cheers… the toast! I absolutely love this disc… it made our top 40… Joyous, hammering-clamorous, sunny melodies… intelligent tunes… snatches of gorgeous beach boys-like chamber pop. Allmusic.com gave it 4 ½ out of 5 stars.
City Link Magazine says “hooks big enough to hang cattle from, intelligent enough to make you think.”

Humbert’s founding philosophy “A minute’s worth of something inspiring outweighs a lifetime of mediocrity” is the thread that permeates their entire body of work. “Always think, but don’t forget how to feel…”

Their newest ep “Floating Legion of Joy” (a limited edition promo disc produced exclusively for their SXSW 2006 showcase) is based on their story of a group 137 messengers traveling around the world in hot air balloons, screaming their universal message of possibility, from above, to those on the ground below.

Humbert have performed at SXSW, CMJ, Cutting Edge Music Conference, Florida Music Festival, Atlantis, International Pop Overthrow, Langerado,etc. and have played shows in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C, Boston, Atlanta and all over Florida. Humbert has opened for National acts such as Guster, Dr. Dog, Flaming Lips, Cheap Trick, Ween and Apples In Stereo.

Humbert are based in Hialeah, FL - just outside of Miami and is the largest city in the US with no skyscrapers. Although calling themselves a Miami band would be better for marketing, Humbert is proud to call itself a Hialeah band and carry the torch for many other Hialeah bands. The group owns two recording/rehearsal studios which is used by many other bands across South Florida and beyond. In 2007, Julio Robaina - the Mayor of Hialeah officially declared October 23 as "Humbert Day" in Hialeah, FL.

At the end of the day, Humbert and their music remind us that anything is possible.

Discography

Humbert - 1999
Plant the Trees Closer Together - 2003
Floating Legion of Joy - 2006
Se Reparan Todos - March 2012 Release

Set List

1 set... 30 mins - 1 hr.
Ladybug and the Beetle
Get Well Card
I Got the Belly Hurts
Taste the Water
Stolen Car
Hugo
You're The One
Sparkle
Warped Tape
All I Have
Vuscalli
Sir Winston
Lyn
See
Natahalli River

covers-
Through Being Cool by devo
Friday I'm In Love by The Cure
Perfect Day by Lou Reed
Imagine a Jump by John Lennon/Van Halen
Magic - Pilot