Numbers On Napkins formed in the hot summer of 2003, following the demise of their former band Yars Revenge. Three of the founding members, Chase Stain, Tad Gurthman and Moe Money wasted no time, and immediately entered the studio with Aaron Carey (Megadeth, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, etc.) and released their debut album "Waiting for Tomorrow" on Bad Stain Records. The CD was the fastest selling solo release in the history of Bad Stain Records, selling over 9,000 copies to date.
Numbers On Napkins toured extensively for the release and performed with bands like Bayside, The Independents, Yellowcard, Bullets to Broadway, Groovie Ghoulies, Zebrahead, Authority Zero, Tokyo Rose and various others.
NoN completed their sound with the addition of Matt Martini in September of 2005, and their name was soon known worldwide in the underground music scene, thanks to an onslaught of articles ranging from local magazines like The New Times, Get Out Magazine and the College Times, to national publications and websites like Maximum Rock N' Roll and Punknews.org.
"Waiting for Tomorrow" continued to do well for Numbers On Napkins. Their single, "True Love" blew audiences away, becoming the #1 Best Love Song for the genre of Punk on the ALL TIME Charts at GarageBand.Com Their first radio friendly single, "Runaway" had positive responses on many online and college radio stations, and it wasn't long before NoN found themselves selling out shows.
As the years flew by, NoN received more exposure. Their video "Broken" was nominated for Best Video of the Year at the 2006 AZ Ska Punk Awards. NoN walked away with the award for Best Video for the single, "Forget This, I'm Going to Tokyo" in 2007, and won again in 2008 for their video, "Go Away". NoN was nominated four years in a row for Best Melodic Punk Band, and Best Pop Punk Band, and eventually took home the award for Best Pop Punk Band at the 2007 Ska Punk Awards Ceremony. At the 2007 and 2008 Arizona Ska Punk Awards, NoN was nominated for Most Comical Band and Best Live Show, and walked away with the Award for Best Rock Band in 2008.
In the summer of 2006, Numbers On Napkins followed up their debut release with their Limited Edition E.P. "Quickerdrunkenlouderharder", also released on Bad Stain Records. NoN recorded the album at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona, and chose Ryan Butler, guitarist for both North Side Kings and Landmine Marathon to engineer and mix the CD. The album was limited to 2,500 copies and was also praised by various publications and webzines.
Over the years, the band has gained an onslaught of sponsors to help support them including Fender Guitars, Bud True Music, Lucid Dream Tattoos, Liquid Salvation Ultra Hydrating Water, Marked For Life Clothing and Lithium Clothing Company. Electro-Harmonix even helped with the creation of the Holy Stain Pedal, and allowed Numbers On Napkins to sell the pedal to their fans.
NoN once again hit the road to promote their album, and performed with a variety of national touring acts like Flogging Molly, Guttermouth, Youth Brigade, Agent Orange, Deadbolt, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Toys That Kill, Pour Habit and more. After performing with legendary punk pioneers The Queers, NoN approached frontman Joe Queer to help produce their next release. Joe agreed and NoN hit the studio and began recording tracks with Ryan Butler for their upcoming release "Borrachos, Chingasos Y Rucas". NoN finished recording the album in the summer of 2008, and began shopping the record to various labels.
In September of 2009, exactly five years after Matt Martini joined NoN, he chose to leave the band to pursue music full time in his side project Reason Unknown. Martini left because of his desire to only play old school punk, and NoN desired to play an original blend of punk fusion, mixed with a variety of rock genres. NoN wished Martini the best, and moved on as a three piece.
"Borrachos, Chingasos Y Rucas" was picked up by F-Bomb Records, and is scheduled for release in 2010. NoN is also negotiating with three other labels, and planning on releasing a cover album, a Christmas album, and a special Blue Ray featuring a two hour biography, live footage, interviews, music videos and a 90 minute live performance from the band.