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Nathan Belt is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician who has performed across the globe, through out the United States to Europe, Asia and South Africa, honing his own mix of rockabilly, traditional country and the modern sounds of today. Combined with the unique talents and influences of Jared Manzo, Wes L'Anglois and Matt Bohli, they've set Nashville abuzz with the high energy, retro-tastic, space twang that has now become Nathan Belt & The Buckles!


Nathan Belt & The Buckles

The perfect blend of rockabilly, Bakersfield country and modern music featuring stellar vocals and clever instrumentation.

Nathan Belt is an award winning musician and performer who has been winning over the hearts of music lovers since early 1994. Performing world wide, from across the United States to Europe, Asia and South Africa, Nathan has grown as an artist, songwriter and vocalist and honed his own mix of rockabilly, Bakersfield country and the modern sounds of today to help formulate what has now become Nathan Belt & The Buckles. He loves both Mexican and Italian food but hates carbs.

Wes L’Anglois (Lead Guitar) was born and raised in Nashville, TN. A self taught guitarist since the age of 15, he can be seen lurking and performing (mostly lurking) on the road or within the Nashville honky tonk’s showcasing his own brand of retro, stratocaster, space twang. Wes has played or recorded with numerous respected Nashville artists such as Chuck Mead (of BR5-49), Bobby Bare SR., Michele Shocked, Chris Scruggs, Josh Joplin and many others. He’s a vintage guitar nut. He loves hotdogs with good chili and onions. He also love coffee.

Matt Bohli (Drummer) is a freelance drummer based out of Nashville, Tennessee and the tour drummer for Hank Williams III as well as Nathan Belt & The Buckles. He can be seen performing in rock venues, punk bars, and honkytonks across the country. As a freelancer, Matt performs regularly with many respected groups and musicians in Nashville including The Travis Mann Band and The Don Kelley Band. He can be heard on indie folk-rock singer/songwriter Steven Fiore’s 2013 album release, “Youth and Magic”. Matt holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University, where he studied timpani and orchestral percussion with Tim Genis, Principal Timpanist of The Boston Symphony Orchestra . A Maryland native, Matt has been a resident of Nashville since 2009. Matt plays Pearl drums. Matt enjoys a good trucker hat and says there’s nothing more dependable than a clean, white t-shirt.

Jared Manzo (Upright Bass) is originally from Central Illinois where he was exposed to music at an early age as he sat next to his grandmother while she played the piano. His family relocated to Texas and he began learning the bass guitar and playing in bands at age 16. After graduating from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in Marketing while simultaneously playing music and touring, he moved to Nashville to pursue his true passion. Jared was first exposed to the roll of the upright bass in traditional country and rockabilly music while on tour selling merchandise for retro-country sensation BR5-49. Nashville has provided the opportunity to make a living performing and recording with a variety of artists in multiple genres, and this is why he now calls it home. He loves the simple pleasures in life like a brand new toothbrush, fresh socks straight out of the factory packaging, and cats.

Me and my Dad, 1980
  • Happy 73rd Birthday to Paul McCartney!!!
  • June 5, 1993, Harold Lloyd Jenkins, aka Conway Twitty, left this world much too soon. His voice and memory lives on. #RIP #ConwayTwitty
  • #TBT to my first band in Nashville, 2002. Rockin' at the original Sutler w/ Adam Keafer, Tyler Cain and John Bartalotta. We had some great nights there!
  • It was an honor to meet the beautiful and talented Kim Lenz tonight at Robert's. I've followed her career for many years now and have always been a fan. Thanks to Sarah Gayle Meech for introducing me! Look her up folks and buy her latest record! www.kimlenz.com
@mskimlenz @tennesseehussy
  • We ARE rockin' at The Wheel tonight, 6pm-10pm. After, join me at Robert's Western World where I'll be playing 10:30pm-2am w/ the boys of Brazilbilly. 
Photo by @jaredmanzo #nofilter
  • #TBT to that time I rode an electric pony on Monte Vista St. in California. :)
  • PEEK-A-BOO's!!!!
  • Change of plans tonight! The Wheel double booked by mistake, so we opted out and switched to this Friday, May 29th, at 6pm-10pm. Make plans to hang with us then!
  • It's a rainy day and you know what that means... we're playing The Wheel, 6pm-10pm! Join us tonight!
  • With our bud Eric Heatherly at Lucille's! The Goats of Kudzu are rockin' tonight!
  • #TBT Throw it back, Rowengartner!!!
"Rookie Of The Year", 1993
  • Rockin' once again at Robert's Western World. #Repost @tedalcorn
  • RIP B.B. King
  • #TBT to 1998 at the Hard Rock in Dallas, TX. Trying my best to be cool w/ Elvis looking on and B.B. King behind me.
  • I think we make a pretty good team! 
Photo by @jaredmanzo
  • Happy Mother's Day to my Mom and all the other amazing Mama's out there! We love you! #mothersday
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our friend and producer, Billy Burnette! The Billy in RockaBILLY!!! Keep rockin'!
  • I'm a little late on this today, but here's my #TBT
  • With my beautiful sister Angie and my talented nephew Ryan. Blessed with a loving family!
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