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Overview (4)

Born in Cambridge, England, UK
Birth NameMatthew James Bellamy
Nicknames Bells
Matt
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matthew Bellamy was born in Cambridge and grew up for much of his life in Devon. While attending school there, he decided to turn to music and, after going through a number of band lineups, finally came to the one that is today known as Muse. Matt's fellow band members are Chris Wolstenholme (Bass) and Dominic Howard (Drums). He is a very talented musician who plays guitar and piano, writes nearly all the songs, is behind the string arrangements on their albums and has a good vocal range. He comes from a musical background as well. His father, George Bellamy, was a member of the instrumental band, The Tornados, who had a big-selling hit single in 1962 with "Telstar", which topped the charts both in America and the UK.

Muse has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. Their first album, "Showbiz", was followed up by the hugely successful "Origin of Symmetry". Then, taking a break for a year during which they released a DVD and live CD entitled "Hullabaloo", they wrote and recorded their forth studio album, "Absolution". "Absolution" has already received many excellent reviews, as Muse look set to make their mark as one of the greatest bands to emerge from Britain in the past couple of decades. Matt remains a relatively shy person, although his performances on stage are far from unexciting.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Argeiphontes_sky

Trade Mark (3)

His often spikey hair
His range of custom built manson guitars known as "Mattocasters"
Tenor voice

Trivia (15)

Plays piano and guitar.
Singer, pianist, songwriter, guitarist with the band Muse.
Performed "Hysteria" at the Brit Awards Show 2004. [February 2004]
Total Guitar Magazine voted his intro riff in the song "Plug In Baby" as one of the top 20 greatest guitar riffs ever. (May 2004)
Won the "Best Live Act" award at the Brit Awards 2005.
Played the clarinet when at school.
Won 2007 Brit Awards Best Live Act.
Won NME Awards three times (2005, 2008 & 2009) for Best Live Act.
Matthew and Kate Hudson are expecting their first child [January 12, 2011].
Was engaged to Kate Hudson from April 27, 2011 to December 2014.
Son, Bingham Hawn Bellamy, was born on July 9, 2011 in Los Angeles. Weighed in at 7 lbs 12 oz.
Touring through Europe and UK, promoting new album, Absolution. [December 2003]
Recording Muse's new album, set to be released this Spring. [January 2006]
Currently touring Europe: The Resistance tour. [June 2010]
Can cite the alphabets backwards.

Personal Quotes (14)

(First song he wrote) "I think the first song we did was 'Small Minded', which was when we were 15 years old, and its about the small minded attitudes of people in our town. We didn't approve of this. Now the world, you know, is just not good enough for us, so we've got to change the world so it suit us. And thats what we're in the process of doing right now. And the ideals breaking, crumbling. Ideals breaking - that's what lifes all about, really"
(MTV Europe awards, 2004) "I saw Eminem, actually I couldn't get into the bathroom because Eminem was in there and he had about 10 security guards. I'm not sure if they were going to the toilet with him or just blocking..."
I'm sure one day we're going to do a Dark Side of the Moon album. I think we're going to go the whole nine yards and become a full prog-rock band with the 15-minute piano solo. I think we need to get that out of our system.
Paris Hilton came to the L.A. show, too. But she left during "Knights of Cydonia", which is the first song on the set. If we're offending 'Paris Hilton', we must be doing something right (In an interview by Q Magazine).
I love Tom Waits because he's an artist who makes me not afraid to get old, and that's rare. I think it's a rare kind of thing to have that level of wisdom. And his lyrics are just astounding; everything in life is inside his lyrics.
I try to play squash but I keep running into the walls.
The best band in the world is Queen, definitely.
When I left I got an award for being the latest person in the history of the school. If you got three late marks for being over fifteen minutes late you'd get an after school detention. I got something like 257 marks. And I only lived about ten minutes away.
I think the way I am on stage is probably who I really am. Everything else is a persona. It's an unedited version of who you are. For me there's something pure about that.
I prefer music that invents a universe.
To have your heart in pieces while every other aspect of your life couldn't go better is a traumatic experience. In appearance, life is fine. But as you put your day in focus, everything turns grey. What happened made me realise that complete, absolute happiness doesn't exist.
Being an atheist means you have to realise that when you die, that really is it. You've got to make the most of what you've got here and spread as much influence as you can. I believe that you only live through the influence that you spread, whether that means having a kid or making music.
Rachmaninov has some kind of weird dark edge to his music which I don't think I've heard with any other kind of music before.
There's something in music which is obviously beyond language itself. It's communication in its purest form.

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