Matthew Bellamy - Exogenesis Symphony (1&2)

Posted: Jan 25, 2010

The genius of Matthew Bellamy and Muse Matthew James Bellamy (born 9 June 1978) is an English musician and composer, who is best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Muse. Exogenesis Symphony (2009) 1. Ouverture 2. Cross-Pollination Muse formed in Teignmouth, Devon in 1994 under the name of Rocket Baby Dolls. Still using the name Rocket Baby Dolls they won the school's battle of the bands which led them to take the band seriously, and decided to change their name to a more "professional" name, Muse. The band is composed of Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Dominic Howard (drums and percussion). Muse met at Teignmouth Community College where Bellamy had been in a number of bands previously including Carnage Mayhem and Gothic Plague with drummer Dominic Howard. When members of Gothic Plague left due to other interests, Bellamy and Howard asked Wolstenholme to join. Muse struggled to establish themselves during their early years but have since gone on to enjoy worldwide commercial success. Muse blend alternative, hard rock, progressive rock, classical music and electronica and are well known for their energetic and visually dazzling live performances. On 1617 June 2007 became the first band to sell out the newly built Wembley Stadium in London. Muse has released five studio albums, Showbiz (1999), Origin of Symmetry (2001), Absolution (2003), Black Holes & Revelations (2006) and The Resistance (2009). Muse have also released one live album, HAARP (2008) and one compilation album Hullabaloo (2002). The first disc contains a collection of B-sides recorded between March 1999 and October 2001. The second disc features 11 live songs recorded on 2829 October 2001 at 'le Zenith' in Paris. Bellamy also makes an appearance as a playable character in Guitar Hero 5 which features the playable song Plug In Baby. On 26 September 2008, the University of Plymouth awarded Bellamy an honorary doctorate degree in arts for his work in the field of music. Bellamy is known for his use of falsetto and vibrato. His vocal range spans from an A2 to B♭4 and to A5 with falsetto.