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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.

  • LOVED visiting The Cradle of Humankind! Long day but very much worth the trip. Favorite part was crawling through the caves. Felt like Indiana Jones! ;)
  • My second year performing at the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela event in Johannesburg, South Africa! Thank you, Carolyn Steyn!
  • Beginning next week, Thursday, March 12 @ 6pm, we're back to the Nashville grind, rockin' n rollin' to those country/rockabilly beats for your listening pleasure. 
Nashville Palace
Thurs, 3/12 @ 6pm
Wed, 3/18 @ 10pm
Wed, 3/25 @ 10pm

Robert's Western World
Thurs, 3/19 @ 10pm
Fri, 3/20 @ 10pm
Sat, 3/21 @ 10pm
Thurs, 3/26 @ 10pm
Fri, 3/27 @ 10pm
Sat, 3/28 @ 10pm

More to come...
  • They're saying goodbye to my friend Joe Guercio at the Nashville Palace today and I can't be there. Sending my heartfelt wishes to his family and friends and wishing I could join in the memorial. RIP Joe! Miss ya, bud.
  • Good times at the Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg! Was fun having the opportunity to play there.
  • Did you know? Manzo once sold merch for BR5-49! Now he's one of the best bass players in Nashville. Shout out to Manzo!!!
  • Flashback to me and Spam acting too cool fo' school at Robert's Western World. Interesting lighting makes ones eyebrows disappear. Seriously, where's our eyebrows? Lol
  • "Keepin' it clAssy". Sooooo, this happened today. Turns out, I have a serious sinus infection and tomorrow is opening night. Cordisone and antibiotics prescribed. Btw, I had no clue my Ben was sneaking this pic. What a real pal you are, Ben. Real pal. Lol!
  • Just noticed one of our new followers on Instagram is one of my favorite bands I grew up listening to! @shenandoahband!!! Be sure to give them a follow, guys!
  • That awkward moment when you're taking a selfie with a couple of busts and someone casually walking past the room catches you in action.
  • Closing down the Nashville Palace a few weeks ago with good friends, PBR and good ol' country music! 
#Repost @lydiabrittan @shelbyrossi @araeo20
  • #Repost @pompaidpomade with @repostapp.
Our first full size product is headed to @nathanbeltmusic for his trip to South Africa! #pomp-aid #pomade #menshair #barber #natural #vegan #nashville #tennessee
  • TONIGHT! Last chance to catch our show this month until we return on March 11! Come see us at The Wheel, 10:30pm-2am.
  • Just confirmed! We'll be rocking at the @nashville_boogie on Thursday, April 30, for their pre-party event. Also performing are The Planet Rockers, Lucky Tubb and Billy Harlan. Mark your calendars and don't miss out!
  • #TBT to the night when Drew Carey came to Robert's Western World and we discovered that he's an Elvis fan and a very generous tipper! Look at my face... I wasn't too excited, huh? ;) One of the nicest guys I've ever met!
  • These lovely ladies are singing BGV's with us tonight at the Nashville Palace! 10:30pm-2am
  • #repost Lovin this pic by @whiskeyray! Thanks for joining us yesterday!
  • It was a little windy today... but at least my hair held up!
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