"Bellizia's style of punk grass is different... and different is good." Martin Atkins of Tour Smart, NIN, Pigface, and P.I.L.
About the band:
Jhon Bellizia has been playing music, touring, and recording for most of his life, both as a solo artist and in various bands.
Being a multi-instrumentalist interested in a wide array of musical styles has allowed him to contribute to tours and recordings in genres that include americana, neo-soul, prog metal, and many more. Along the way he has played every type of venue across the country from coffee shop to honky-tonk, and dive bar to grand theater.
Jhon now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville, NC where he found kindred spirits in drummer Timothy Todd Cook (Tim Todd) and bassist/engineer Jayson Tomlin.
Tim has been banging out rhythms for as long as he can remember and logged his first stage performance at the age of 10. The bulk of Tim's recording and touring has been in the metal genre.
Jayson has toured in bands ranging stylistically from zydeco to blues to punk. He also works as an audio engineer, producer, and trainer and has worked at some of the biggest studios in the world including Abbey Road, The Village, The RAK, and more.
This banjo-based power trio, known as Bellizia, creates intense and incomparable music, for those that bypass the top 40 for the bottom dirty. They are playing regionally and will be recording soon.
Listen to the Sir Jhon album on Spotify and all other streaming platforms.
"...sometimes approximating experimental rock with touches of jazz and electronics, at other times sounding like a mildly deranged hoedown on the porch. Overall Bellizia's tone is one of a whimsical gadfly, as apt to unleash peculiar instrumentals as tunes with goofy wordplay and cultural observations.”
Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
“...quirky and fun ... i laughed alot ...” April Miranda, Mountain Beat Radio
“Bellizia is a banjo bad ass!" Julie the Bruce