Welcome To MattyBegs.com

With roots in Wilson & Rocky Mount NC, the band Matty Begs officially began in the Spring of 2012.  Known for their high-energy, jam-infused live shows, catch Matty Begs’ acoustic-electric party rock at the best bars, colleges, and beaches the East Coast  has to offer.  The band covers a wide variety of songs, new and old, and infuses them  with their own funky upbeat style to encourage the audience to have fun, sing along, and dance…because that’s what music is about!!   
Matty Begs' original material draws heavily upon the bands' influences. Catchy lyrics and sing-along, party-anthem choruses inspired by the likes of the Dave Mathews' Band, Blues Traveler, Counting Crows, Jack Johnson, and Sublime, leave the listener feeling good and wanting more.  Matty Begs' third EP “The Beach” was released in March 2016.


New EP "The Beach"

We spent a lot of time playing at the coast the last four years.  The salt air vibe and easy going lifestyle inspired 4 songs to capture the band's love of the beach, life, family, and  friends.  The third time was a charm at Thread Audio as we spent over a year perfecting what we think is our best music to date.  We are so proud of this EP and thankful we have the best fans to share it with!!

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It's A"Cool"stical Summer

Matty and Mathew are doing a bunch of acoustic shows this summer starting with July 2nd at Brewmasters...

Matty Russo, lead singer, along with Matty Begs' sixth member Matthew Bergenn, is bringing some acoustic fun to Brewmasters July 2nd.  Matty and Matthew will be doing two hour long acoustic sets from 7:30-10. They will be playing some Matty Begs tunes along with some of your favorite cover songs. All the info is below. NO COVER CHARGE and lots of giveaways!! 

July 2nd, Brewmasters is hosting a Customer…

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Where are ya Hotta?!

Two outside gigs in one day and its was HOTT.  Sunny and 90 degrees.  First up was the Rocky Mount Mills 5K, Concert, and Food Truck Rodeo.  The band was there early to rock the runners and jammed through the heat post-race for all those who supported.  It as a huge success and having special guests, the incredible Mark Harris on sax and Matthew Bergenn on piano only added to the fun.   The band was about on the verge of heatstroke, but packed up and headed on to the night show at the Benvenue Country Club…Read more


You see these billboards in Rocky Mount?!? How cool. The race is sold out. But join us post race Sat June 4th from 10:30 am to 1 pm for Matty Begs concert, food trucks, beer, family fun. Bring you chairs! Help fight Cystic Fibrosis! 


8 man jam...CD release party!

It was a party and Wilson came out.  There was a line out the door!  Everyone there got a free CD.  The vibe was awesome and by the end of the night we had 8 musicians on stage jamming guitars, sax, percussion, piano, drums, and bass.  A night we'll never forget...thanks Wilson for making it special and enjoy the CD!

Happy Birthday Fun!

Matty celebrated his birthday with doing what he loves, rocking out!  Kappa Sigma at UNC was the place to do it.  The brothers love their music and they made Matty and the band feel that love.  The crowd was rocking and it was a birthday Matty will always remember.  Till next time Kappa Sigma!

Recent shows

Benvenue Country Club (Backyard BBQ, Brew and Music Event) Rocky Mount, NC June 4 2016

Matty Begs covers "Don't" by Ed Sheeran.  Wait for the rippin sax solo by special guest Mark Harris! Big shout out to Matthew Bergenn for jamming with us all day on piano and vocals and to Drew Ryan (AR Entertains) for an awesome job on sound once again! 7 man jams are fun times...hate we had to stop playing!

Mills 5k, concert, and food truck rodeo June 4, 2016

Thank you to everyone that came out to support this great event. To the volunteers, walkers, runners, food truck lovers, music fans, and families. You guys supported local and helped raise a good amount of $$ for CF research.  Rocky Mount Rocks!

Fishing Creek Reunion Festival Mebane, NC May 28, 2016

The Rocket Mile - Rocky Mount, NC May 1, 2016

Pi Kappa Phi UNC April 23, 2016

Tri Sigma Spring Formal James Madison University April 16, 2016

Matty Begs in the Studio!

Check out these pics of the great times we had recording our EP "The Beach" at Thread Audio in Raleigh, NC.  

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