Matt Bellina has been playing live music in the Tampa Bay Area for ten years. However, his story begins on Long Island, where he took his first guitar lesson at the young age of nine. From there, he played with bands at school events and local gatherings. As he approached his later adolescent years, Matt’s inspiration took a turn from the pop punk bands he was listening to towards Rock N’ Roll and Island Music. He moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida in 2008 and soon after began playing at college bars/clubs. Over the past ten years he has ground his passion into a fine powder of Blues-Soul-Reggae fusion. You can find Matt all over the area, where he currently plays cover songs and original music.