With roots in Wilson and Rocky Mount NC, the band Matty Begs officially began in the Spring of 2012.  Known for their high-energy live shows, catch Matty Begs and their acoustic-electric party rock at the best clubs, colleges, and beaches the East Coast has to offer.  Matty Begs writes original material that draws heavily upon the bands' influences. Catchy lyrics and sing-along, party-anthem choruses leave the listener feeling good and wanting more.  Live, the band also 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.  

Matty Begs has released 3 EPs along with their newest single "Hide Away From The World" which was released on January 4, 2020.  Currently the band is working on a new full length recording to be released in 2022!  Stay tuned and until then, you can download and stream all Matty Begs music here for free!

Sound: Matty Begs is feel good funky rock that has a hint of pop, reggae, and jam all rolled into one! 
Influences: Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, Jason Mraz, G-Love, Dave Matthews, Michael Franti, Sublime, Sugar Ray, Mike Doughty, Jason Mraz

2021 Wilson Times Readers Choice Winner

Favorite Musical Group

For the fourth year in a row, Matty Begs has been voted by readers as the "Favorite Local Musician/Musical Group."   It's a great honor and we thank all the fans that voted!

Upcoming Events


Matty Begs (Acoustic) 4th of July Celebration at Casita

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Casita Brewing Company, 217 South Street, Wilson, NC 27893

https://facebook.com/events/s/matty-begs-acoustic-4th-of-jul/758320568536874/ Staying in town for the 4th? Join us at Casita as we celebrate Independence Day with music! Matty and Jon from Matty Begs will be doing a good vibes acoustic duo set while you enjoy tasty brews from Casita! Bring the whole family for fun!

Monday, July 4th 100 flag giveaway, starting at noon. 100 prizes while supplies last. 50 limited edition 4th of July Casita stickers, 10 ice cream sandwiches, 10 regular ice cream or popsicles, 10-$10 gift cards, 10 free snacks, 4-$25 gift cards, 1-$100 gift cards, 5-taproom glasses Prosecco bomb pop pours! Have your photo snapped for the 4th of July Online fashion show. Show us your stars, stripes, and all things red, white and blue! We will take pictures of festive Casita Customers from noon until 1pm. You can pose solo, with a friend or friends, or with the whole family! We will post all photos on Facebook by 1:30pm whichever photo receives the most likes by 5:00pm will be crowned our first-ever Fourth of July Super Sparklers, and will receive $100 cash! Register for the Cornhole Tournament, starting at noon. Play will start at one o clock. Single elimination tournament. You can play as a single player or as a team. We will play inside or outside, depending on the weather. Cornhole will be set up by the brewhouse if it rains. Cornhole tournament Prizes $20, $40, $60 Monte Tipette will play 3-5pm Matty Russo and Jonathan Hose will play 5:30pm-7:30pm


Matty Begs @ 2022 Blue Jeans & BBQ Fundraiser for UNC Nash Health Care Foundation

Smith's Pavilion of Dortches, 3713 North Halifax Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

https://www.nashuncfoundation.org/home/events/blue-jeans--bbq https://facebook.com/events/s/2022-blue-jeans-bbq/999619890739251

Join us at Smith's Pavilion for a fun night of food, drinks and music by Matty Begs! Funds raised from the event will go towards the expansion of the Inpatient Food Pantry and Community Paramedic Program at Nash UNC Health Care!


Matty Begs (Private Party)

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