"Bellizia is to banjo music what Primus is to rock music." DJ Shaman Noodles WCSB 89.3 FM
"Bellizia's style of punk grass is different... and different is good." Martin Atkins of Tour Smart, NIN, Pigface, and P.I.L.
(Bellizia) "…really hits me where I live, I loved it." DJ Cinnamon Kennedy 103.3 Asheville FM
"I was at the bar next door when I heard the music, so I wandered over to check it out. Super cool band, I dig it!" Lyndsay Pruett of the Jon Stickley Trio
“I've never heard a banjo sound like that!” Someone at every single show
Bellizia is a high energy, prog-rock trio fronted by the electric banjo drenched in effects. Their music wakes up audiences and shakes up the status quo.
The mountains of Western North Carolina draw people of all types to Asheville, a city known for music, art, and a more avant garde way of life. Bellizia is a powerhouse trio of experienced musicians who have had extensive playing, touring, and recording experience, all arriving in Asheville for various reasons. What brought them to the land of cackalacky isn’t as important as what keeps them here.
Bellizia’s members, Jhon, Jayson & Tim, blend unexpected tones, melodies and rhythms into something else, something new….a novel, yet familiar sound. Their unique musical voice cites influences from punk, metal, rock and prog with a splash of new wave and blues to create the musical gumbo of Bellizia. Think banjo, just not banjo.