Matt Bellamy Biography | Matt Bellamy
Matt Bellamy(Matthew James Bellamy) is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer, guitarist, pianist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Muse. He is recognized for his eccentric stage persona, wide tenor vocal range, and abilities on the piano and guitar.
Many Muse songs are recognizable by Bellamy’s use of vibrato, falsetto, and melismatic phrasing, influenced by Jeff Buckley. As a guitarist, Bellamy often uses the arpeggiator and pitch-shift effects to create a more “electronic” sound, citing Jimi Hendrix and Tom Morello as influences. His guitar playing is also influenced by Latin and Spanish guitar music. His lyrics often incorporate political and dystopian themes.
Muse have won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, winning the Grammys for Best Rock Album for The Resistance and Drones, two Brit Awards, winning Best British Live Act twice, five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME Awards. They have sold over 20 million albums worldwide. In 2012 the band received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.
Matt Bellamy Age
Matt is 40 years old as of 2018. He was born on 9 June 1978, in Cambridge, United Kingdom
Matt Bellamy Height
He has a height of 1.7 meters tall
Matt Bellamy Early life
Matthew James Bellamy was born on 9 June 1978 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. He has an older brother named Paul. His father, George Bellamy, was the rhythm guitarist of the 1960s pop group The Tornados, who were the first British band to have a U.S. number-one song with “Telstar”. His mother, Marilyn, was born in Belfast and moved to England in the 1970s. On her first day in England, she met Bellamy’s father, who was working as a taxi driver in London at the time. They later moved to Cambridge and in the mid-1980s to Teignmouth, Devon. After Bellamy’s parents had divorced, Matthew lived with his mother and brother. He started playing the piano at the age of six and guitar when he was 11. His first musical performance was in June 1991, aged 12, playing piano in front of his school at Teignmouth Community College.
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Matt Bellamy Family
Bellamy’s father is George Bellamy, former rhythm guitarist of The Tornadoes. Bellamy’s mother is Marylin Bellamy, who left Ireland for England during the 1970s.
George Bellamy’s brother was shot and killed in Northern Ireland sometime during the 1960s or 1970s under suspicious circumstances. He was a soldier of the British Army, but the IRA never owned up to his death (as they usually did) and no conclusion was ever come to. Rumors abounded that he was a member of the SAS, and the suspicion surrounding his death was one of the factors leading to Matt’s ‘obsession’ with conspiracy theories.
He has an older brother called Paul, who bought Hulk comics during their childhood. Matthew came to like The Incredible Hulk as a result, but he never bought any of the comics – he took them from Paul.
Bellamy’s fiancee Kate Hudson, an American actress, gave birth to his first child, a boy named Bingham “Bing” Hawn Bellamy on 9th July 2011. Bellamy started dating actress Kate Hudson in Spring 2010. Hudson announced she was pregnant in January 2011. on April 27th, 2011, they announced they became engaged the prior week. She also has a son named Ryder with her ex-husband, the Black Crows singer, Chris Robinson. On the 10th December 2014, it was announced by Kate Hudson’s publicist that Matt and Kate have called off their engagement. They plan to co-parent Bing and are said to be continuing to be great Friends.
Matt Bellamy Personal life
Matt was engaged to Italian psychologist Gaia Polloni for nine years; they separated in 2009. He began dating American actress Kate Hudson in mid-2010. They became engaged in April 2011. Their son, Bingham Hawn “Bing” Bellamy, was born on 9 July 2011 in Los Angeles. In December 2014, it was announced that Bellamy and Hudson had ended their engagement. They have remained friends and are co-parents of Bing. As of February 2015, Bellamy is dating American model Elle Evans. In December 2017, they announced their engagement.
In February 2017, he bought the home of tennis player Pete Sampras for $6.9 million. The property is a 6,900-square-foot (640 m2) estate located in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. He owns additional property in the Point Dume area of Malibu, California, as well as in London and his childhood hometown of Teignmouth.
Many of Bellamy’s lyrics display revolutionary views as well as opposition to political corruption. “Assassin” and “Uprising” are two notable songs with obvious revolutionary sentiments. In an interview with Q Magazine, stated that he is a “left-leaning libertarian”. In 2006, he said that he believed the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. However, in 2009, he told Rolling Stone that he did not believe this: “There is loads of stuff on the Internet suggesting 9/11 was an inside job. But that is not my belief.” On 17 September 2009, Matt discussed being politically influenced by reading Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins. He explains the book helped inspire the song “Uprising” and expressed his views that he feels lobbyists have undue influence on politicians as well as the political system. He stated that “when people become powerful they often have a disregard for public opinion”.
Matt Bellamy Career
Muse’s origins can be traced to Teignmouth, Devon at Teignmouth Community School, where Bellamy had been in a number of bands previously, including Carnage Mayhem and Gothic Plague with drummer Dominic Howard. When members of the Gothic Plague left because of other interests, Bellamy and Howard asked Wolstenholme to join. In 1994, using the name Rocket Baby Dolls, they won the school’s “Battle of the Bands” which led them to take the band more seriously. They decided to change their name to a more “professional” one, and Muse was born. The band consisted (and still consists) of Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion). Muse struggled to establish itself during their early years, but have since gone on to enjoy worldwide success. Muse blends alternative, art rock, experimental rock, progressive rock, classical music, electronica, and many other styles. The band is also well known for its energetic and visually dazzling live performances. On 16–17 June 2007, Muse became the first band to sell out the newly built Wembley Stadium in London.
Muse released their debut album, Showbiz, in 1999, showcasing Bellamy’s falsetto and a melancholic alternative rock style. Their second album, Origin of Symmetry (2001), expanded their sound, incorporating wider instrumentation and romantic classical influences, and earned them a reputation for energetic live performances. Absolution (2003) saw further classical influence, with an orchestra on tracks such as “Butterflies and Hurricanes”, and became the first of five consecutive UK number-one albums.
Black Holes and Revelations (2006) incorporated electronic and pop elements, influenced by 1980s groups such as Depeche Mode, displayed in singles such as “Supermassive Black Hole”. The album brought Muse wider international success. The Resistance (2009) and The 2nd Law (2012) explored themes of government oppression and civil uprising and cemented Muse as one of the world’s major stadium acts. Their seventh album, Drones (2015), was a concept album about drone warfare and returned to a harder rock sound. Their eighth album, Simulation Theory, featuring a retro 1980s style, was released on November 9, 2018.
Muse have won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, winning the Grammys for Best Rock Album for The Resistance and Drones, two Brit Awards, winning Best British Live Act twice, five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME Awards. In 2012 the band received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. Muse have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.
Matt Bellamy Married | Wife | Girlfriend
The 40-year-old British singer and guitarist, Matt is an unmarried man. Previously, he was engaged with an Italian psychologist named Gaia Polloni in 2001. The couple continued their relationship for almost eight years and ended up in 2009. Back in 2010, Matt began going out with Kate Hudson. Together, the couple also welcomed a son Bingham Hawn Bellamy. Although, they called it quit after being in a relationship for four years.
Despite separating, the pair has been maintaining a sound relation between them. Since 2015, Matt began dating American model Elle Evans. After two years of their relationship, the lovebirds engaged in December 2017. Currently, Matt and Elle are enjoying their life and living beautifully.
They announced their engagement in December last year, three years after he broke things off with his then-fiancee Kate Hudson.
And Matt Bellamy, 40, and Elle Evans, 28, looked as loved-up as ever as they stepped out for a date in Malibu on Saturday.
Beaming as they walked hand-in-hand, the couple couldn’t help but laugh as they chatted away and made their way through the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles.
Romantic bliss: Matt Bellamy, 40, and fiancee Elle Evans, 28, put on a loved-up display as they enjoyed a date in Malibu on Saturday
The pair, who began dating in 2015, looked chic in their casual ensembles, as Elle opted for an all-black outfit that ensured she put on a leggy display.
Elle Evans is an American model and actress who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She is most notable for her appearance in Robin Thicke’s music video “Blurred Lines” featuring Pharrell Williams. She is also one of the faces of NYX Cosmetics.
Matt Bellamy Net Worth
Matthew Bellamy is a great musician who manages his life from the beginning until he finds his success. Which means he was starting from the small band and become a world-famous band in the world.
He is an estimated net worth 30$ million so far according to google results. Steve owns a home in Brentwood and Malibu which it luxury house it offers a lot of luxury facilities.
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Matt Bellamy Vocal Range
Often quoted as a tenor, Matt Bellamy’s complete vocal range spans from G♯2 to C♯6, covering approximately 3½ octaves.
Bellamy is known for singing in a high falsetto, even in popular songs like Plug In Baby, Time Is Running Out, and Knights of Cydonia. His studio recordings generally top out at G♯5, in Showbiz, Micro Cuts, and more recently, Survival. Though he does reach A5s in Dead Star and Hyper Music, they are placed in the background and difficult to hear. During live performances, however, he often extends beyond A5, particularly in earlier performances. During Agitated at the Belfast Ulster Hall gig in 2015, at 6:18, he hits C♯6, four semitones above A5.
He frequently belts long A4s in studio recordings, such as City of Delusion, Cave, Sings for Absolution and House of the Rising Sun. For the first five albums, he would occasionally reach B♭4 in songs like Feeling Good, Unnatural Selection and Futurism. The release of The 2nd Law saw Matt hitting several B♭4s, on songs Survival, Explorers, twice on Madness, three times on Follow Me, and several times on Big Freeze. He has hit B4 a couple of times during live performances.
Throughout Muse’s career, his singing voice has deepened and matured, with improved low-end, sustain and vibrato. The lowest full note he has reached is a G♯2 which he hits at 1:38 animals. In an interview with KROQ, August 2010, he displays an F♯2 while impersonating growling vocals. A note that he also hits in Execution Commentary.
According to Howard speaking for an interview around Route du Rock 2001, a doctor once examined Bellamy’s vocal cords and commented that they are unusually small, explaining how he managed to reach the high ranges that he does with relatively little practice or training. Bellamy also stated in a said interview that he used to, sometime prior to that interview, attempt to sing lower due to being embarrassed about singing using high ranges. He doesn’t anymore, however, as he has lost that inhibition.
Matt Bellamy Signature Guitar
This guitar is a signature production model made in partnership between Matt Bellamy, Manson’s Guitars and Cort Guitars to allow Manson guitars to be more readily available to a wider array of fans. It is based on Matt’s original Matt Black, later releasing a left-handed model and subsequently the MBC1-RS – based on the Red Glitter in February 2016.
First announced in late 2014, and unveiled at the NAMM show in January 2015, and over time Manson’s Guitar Works released various upgrade options along with the new models, such as Sustainiac neck pickup, Fuzz Factory Installation, Custom Aluminium Volume & Tone Knobs and Headstock Tuners (Silver and Black options) and most recently a Stealth Pack Upgrade – with all the hardware being replaced with all black materials, to resemble the Manson Matt Black Stealth (batch)#Manson Matt Black Stealth – #1
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List of awards and nominations received by Muse
Muse have been nominated eight times at the BRIT Awards, receiving two awards; both were for “Best Live Act”, in 2005 and again in 2007. The band received five awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards, winning both “Best Alternative Act” (in 2004 and 2006) and “Best UK & Irish Act” (in 2004 and 2007).
The album Black Holes and Revelations received numerous nominations, including a Mercury Music Prize, “Best British Album” from the BRIT Awards and “Best Album” from both the MTV Europe Video Awards and the NME Awards. At the Kerrang! Awards, Muse have been nominated for the “Best British Band” award five times, from 2001 to 2004 and again in 2007, but only winning it in 2001.
The NME Awards have recognized Muse by awarding them the “Best Live Band” award in 2005, 2008 and 2009; the “Best British Band” award in 2007, 2010 and 2011 and the “Best New Band” award in 2000. The Q Awards have also recognized Muse as outstanding live performers; the band was nominated for the “Best Live Act” award five times, winning it three times in 2003, 2004, and 2006, and winning “Best Act in the World Today” in 2009 and 2012. In 2010, Muse won an MTV VMA for the first time, for Best Special Effects in a Video for “Uprising”, with special effects by Humble.
In 2011, they received three Grammy Award nominations, of which they won “Best Rock Album” for The Resistance, and in 2012 they received a further two nominations, for “Best Rock Album” for The 2nd Law, and “Best Rock Song” for “Madness”. In 2015, they received another nomination for “Best Rock Album” for Drones. They also received the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for the first time, for International Achievement. Overall, Muse has received 47 awards from 136 nominations.
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Matt Bellamy Musical style
Described as alternative rock, space rock, and progressive rock band, Muse mix sounds from genres such as electronic music, progressive metal, and art rock, and forms such as classical music, rock opera, and many others. In 2002, Bellamy described Muse as a “trashy three-piece”. In 2005, Pitchfork described Muse’s music as “firmly ol’ skool at heart: proggy hard rock that forgoes any pretensions to restraint … their songs use full-stacked guitars and thunderous drums to evoke God’s footsteps.”AllMusic described their sounds like a “fusion of progressive rock, glam, electronica, and Radiohead-influenced experimentation.” On the band’s association with progressive rock, Howard said: “I associate it [progressive rock] with 10-minute guitar solos, but I guess we kind of come into the category. A lot of bands are quite ambitious with their music, mixing lots of different styles – and when I see that I think it’s great. I’ve noticed that kind of thing becoming a bit more mainstream.”
For their second album, Origin of Symmetry (2001), Muse wanted to craft a more aggressive sound. In 2000, Wolstenholme said: “Looking back, there isn’t much difference sonically between the mellow stuff and the heavier tracks [on Showbiz]. The heavy stuff really could have been a lot heavier and that’s what we want to do with [Origin of Symmetry].” Their third album, Absolution (2003), features prominent string arrangements and began to draw influences from artists such as Queen. Their fourth album, Black Holes and Revelations (2006) was influenced by artists like Depeche Mode and Lightning Bolt, as well as Asian and European music such as Naples music; additionally, the band listened to radio stations from the Middle East during the album’s recording sessions. Queen guitarist Brian May has praised Muse’s work, calling the band “extraordinary musicians”, who “let their madness show through, always a good thing in an artist.”
Muse’s sixth album, The 2nd Law (2012) has a broader range of influences, ranging from funk and film scores to electronica and dubstep. The 2nd Law is influenced by rock acts such as Queen and Led Zeppelin (on “Supremacy”) as well as dubstep producer Skrillex and Nero (on “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable” and “Follow Me”, with the latter being co-produced by Nero), Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder (on “Panic Station” which features musicians who performed on Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and Hans Zimmer. The album features two songs with lyrics written and sung by bassist Wolstenholme, who wrote about his battle with alcoholism.
Many Muse songs are recognizable by vocalist Matt Bellamy’s use of vibrato, falsetto, and melismatic phrasing, influenced by Jeff Buckley. As a pianist, Bellamy often uses arpeggios. Bellamy’s compositions often suggest or quote late classical and romantic era composers such as Sergei Rachmaninov (in “Space Dementia” and “Butterflies and Hurricanes”), Camille Saint-Saëns (in “I Belong to You (Mon Coeur S’ouvre À Ta Voix)”) and Frédéric Chopin (in “United States of Eurasia”). Bellamy said: “I learned some Spanish guitar music that opened up a world of different harmonies and making music and a different sort of passion. Very heavy music, but it hasn’t got a distortion pedal.”.
Wolstenholme’s basslines are a central motif of many Muse songs; the band combines bass guitar with effects and synthesizers to create overdriven fuzz bass tones. Both Bellamy and Wolstenholme use touch-screen controllers, often built into their instruments, to control synthesizers and effects including a Korg Kaoss pad or Digitech Whammy pedal.
Books that have influenced Muse’s lyrical themes include Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins, Hyperspace by Michio Kaku, The 12th Planet by Zecharia Sitchin and Trance Formation of America by Cathy O’Brien.