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

Previous events

Matty Begs (Greenfield Kentucky Derby Extravaganza)

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The Wilson Arts Center, 204 Nash St. S., Wilson, NC 27893

The Kentucky Derby is galloping into Wilson with a festive celebration at The Wilson Arts Center which serves as a fundraiser for Greenfield School.

Billed as the “Greenfield Kentucky Derby Extravaganza,” the ticketed event is set for 5:30PM on Saturday May 7, and will feature a delicious buffet by Scarborough Faire, mint julip cocktails, high end bourbon/champagne bar, live music by Matty Begs, a Derby hat and bow tie contest with prizes.

Wear your hat and bowtie, bring your wallets and be prepared to come to support the school and leave with some fantastic items!

“We love the opportunity to host a really special event that can give Greenfield a chance to raise awareness as well as funds to support the school and have fun at the same time, said Beth Peters, Head of school.

Tickets for the Derby Party are $75/person and can be purchased at: https://secure.etransfer.com/EFT/blockcodeEvent_v2/payment1.cfm?d2org=Greenfield&d2tool=KentuckyDerbyExtravaganza

Matty Begs @ Mill Hill Taproom (Foolish Festival)

Mill Hill Taproom, 112 Madison St. , Warrenton, NC 27589


Getting a little foolish at Mill Hill on Saturday 4/2 from 3-10pm with Food Truck Rodeo, local brews, and live music!

Food Trucks serving starting at 3pm! Soulbachi Food Truck Trinity Source Chicken Wings Bull City Eatery Steve's Sno Cones *Kat-n-Around German Food Truck

Mill Hill Brews (of course!)

Live music throughout the day with The Whooeys playing 3-6pm!

Matty Begs Band 7-10pm!

Join us for a little foolishness and fun times! See you there! Cheers!

Matty Begs @ Casita (Casita's Night of ShamROCK Games )

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


Are you feeling lucky? Join us for Casita's Night of ShamROCK Games to see if you've got the luck of the Irish on your side! We'll have 4 games to play, and each comes with their own BIG prizes to win!

🍀Putterball Tournament (Teams of 3 & only 10 teams may participate. First-come, first-serve registration starts at 6:30pm.) 🍀Find Green to Win Green Scavenger Hunt. (Starts at 8pm) 🍀Musical Chairs with Matty Begs (Starts at 7pm) 🍀Test Your Luck Disco Drop Raffle (6:30pm-9pm)

Local favorites, Matty Begs, will kick off their set at 7pm with a round of Musical Chairs! They will be at Casita with jams from 7pm-9pm.

We'll even have one of our faves, Drunken Noodles Food Truck, here dishing up all their tasty Thai noodles from 5-9pm too!

This event is in collaboration with Barton CAB.

Absolutely no outside beverages will be permitted on premises at this event.


Matty Acoustic (Private Party)

Matty Begs @ 5th Annual Mill Chill for MS

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Rocky Mount Mills, 1150 Falls Rd, Rocky Mount, NC


Not your "run of the mill" race. . .we are so much more! Come join the fun with a race, food trucks, live music, and craft beer.

WEBSITE: www.millchill.com

REGISTRATION: www.2021millchill.eventbrite.com

CHARITY: All proceeds are given directly to the MS Society. www.millchill.com/our-story

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 11:00 am - Parking Opens 12:00 pm - Packet Pickup 1:00 pm Food Trucks and Restaurants begin to serve 1:30 pm - 4M Race and Fun Run/Walk Start 2:00 pm - Matty Begs Performs Live 2:05 pm - Craft Beer served to registered adult participants 3:30 am - Race Awards 5:30 pm - Event Ends



Matty Begs (Private Party)

Enfield, NC


Matty Begs (Private Party)

Chapel Hill, NC

Matty Begs @ Mill Hill Taproom (Mill Hill Melt Down)

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Mill Hill Taproom , 112 Madison Street, Warrenton, NC


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 AT 1 PM – 10 PM Come join us for a pint and some fun at the 1st annual Mill Hill Melt Down Event. Tanglewood Duo is playing 2-5 pm Matty Begs from 7-10 pm Not so Basic Batches will be there with a Charcuterie tent! Big Red Turkey BBQ will also be there. Food trucks and a costume contest!

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