20 Interesting Facts About Matt Bellamy

20 Interesting Facts About Matt Bellamy

Matthew James Bellamy, known as Matt Bellamy, is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Muse. Here are 20 facts about Matt Bellamy:

Matt Bellamy Facts

  1. Matt Bellamy was born on June 9, 1978, in Cambridge, England.
  2. He is the son of George Bellamy, the rhythm guitarist of the 1960s pop group The Tornados. The Tornados were the first British band to have a U.S. number one song with “Telstar.”
  3. Bellamy started playing the piano at the age of 6 and guitar when he was 11 years old. His early musical proficiency was largely due to his father’s influence and the jazz music he was exposed to.
  4. He formed Muse in 1994 with friends Chris Wolstenholme (bass) and Dominic Howard (drums) when they were studying at Teignmouth Community College in Devon.
  5. Bellamy is known for his eccentric stage presence and energetic performances. His unique style includes frequent use of arpeggiated chords and a distinct vibrato.
  6. He’s also known for his wide-ranging singing voice, which has a range spanning from G2 to A5.
  7. He is an accomplished pianist and often includes elaborate piano solos in Muse’s music.
  8. Bellamy is recognized for his use of a wide variety of effects on his guitar, including fuzz, delay, octave shifting, and looping, and is known for his creative incorporation of technology into live performances.
  9. In 2010, Bellamy was ranked number 19 in Total Guitar’s poll of the “Top 100 Guitarists of All Time.”
  10. He won the Grammy for Best Rock Album with Muse for “The Resistance” in 2011.
  11. Bellamy and Muse have won numerous awards including two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME Awards.
  12. Bellamy has a keen interest in conspiracy theories, which is often reflected in his lyrics.
  13. He was engaged to actress Kate Hudson in 2011, and they have a son together, Bingham Hawn Bellamy, born in 2011. However, they called off the engagement in 2014.
  14. Bellamy married model Elle Evans in August 2019, and they have two daughters together.
  15. In addition to his work with Muse, Bellamy formed a supergroup called “The Jaded Hearts Club” in 2017, covering Beatles songs for charity events.
  16. He has cited diverse influences for his music, including Jimi Hendrix, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, and classical composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.
  17. Bellamy has written and produced all of Muse’s albums.
  18. His lyrics often incorporate scientific, political, and dystopian themes.
  19. He owns more than 200 guitars and has a signature guitar made by Manson Guitar Works.
  20. In 2020, Bellamy bought the Manson Guitar Works company, a business he had been involved with since the creation of his first signature guitar in 2001.

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