Jim Nash has been at the forefront of the music entertainment industry since his early years as a driving force playing drums behind many performers and for over ten years he was the backbone for Australia’s most prestigious cover band ‘Captain Spalding'. The ‘Captain Spalding Band’ had been an integral part of Jim’s development consistently performing up to 300 shows per year which comprised of many lengthy residencies and interstate and international shows. As a past student of many of Australia’s leading and influential drummers including Frank Corniola, Darryn Farrugia, David Jones, Ron Cooper and Ron Sandilands, Jim developed a strong sense of the fundamentals of drum-kit studies and in 1994 was runner-up in ‘Australia’s Best Up And Coming Drummer Competition’ which led to endorsements from major drum companies Sabian, Premier, Vater and Evans. Jim has also operated his own successful teaching business through Melbourne schools for 20 years! ‘A to Z Drum Tuition’. ‘Welcome to The Numb’ is a four piece original, melodic rock band which is now a focal point in Jim’s career. ‘Welcome to The Numb’ who originate out of Melbourne is a medium for expressing Jim’s passion for not only his drumming and vocal skills but his talents as a song writer and producer.
"I'm not only very impressed with your songs, vocals, melodies and harmonies but also how well recorded and produced it is! I think Welcome To The Numb is the most talented band and has the most potential of any band I've come across! I hope that somehow we will get to work together...I love your band!"...Ron Nevison. It’s not very often a band can boast a compliment of mass proportions like the compliment made to WTTN by renowned Hollywood producer Ron Nevison. Nevison's credits include The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Bad Company, Barbara Streisand, Jefferson Starship, Chicago, Styx, Heart, Damn Yankees, Thin Lizzy and more. In 2010 Nevison received a "Star" from The Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards in honor of his lifetime achievement in music production. Ron Nevison’s quote on Welcome To The Numb gave the band a great confidence to push their creative boundaries on their debut album ‘Songs For Sleepwalkers’ which was released in 2010. WTTN’s debut album demonstrates their take on dark rock. Purposeful and confronting yet highlighted with colourful melodies and abundant harmonies. Welcome To The Numb was formed in 2007 around the nucleus of writers/producers Dave Jones (guitar/vocals) and Jimi Nash (drums/vocals) who write music that at times not only pushes the boundaries with confrontational topics, but also gives a difference musically, from the mainstream. Since the conception of the album the band has welcomed aboard two more members Jake Turner (guitar/vocals) and Adam Anderson (bass/vocals) and is now gigging frequently around Melbourne. The Australian rock band’s first ever song ‘Forgive’ reached number 4 and remained top 10 on Australia’s Triple J’s Unearthed chart for a month. Since then the band has gone from strength to strength signing a worldwide distribution deal with Granville records (Canada) in early 2010, reaching number 22 in the USA on the alternative chart on Amazon.com during the month of May with their song ‘Flood’ and reaching the playlist of Sirius Satellite Radio in the USA with their first single ‘In This Memory’. WTTN also scored the soundtrack for the coverage of the Australian annual Finke Desert Race which air’s in Australia on channel 10 ONE HD! Following up the release of their first single Welcome To The Numb completed their music video clip for ‘In This Memory’, which has been played on the Australian Music T.V show’s ‘Rage’ and ‘Channel V Music’, and have released their new interactive website at www.welcometothenumb.com. Recently WTTN received a rave review of their debut album on the popular US online mag 'MusicPlayers'! You can read the full review here>