Bellavista (band)

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Origin San Francisco, California
Genres Indie rock, Psychedelic rock, Shoegaze, New Romantic
Labels Take Root Records
Website Acute
Members Rex Shelverton
Jeremy Bringetto
Matthew Bajda
Rachel Hoiem
Past members Cary LaScala

Bellavista is a band from San Francisco, California. The current lineup includes Rex John Shelverton, Jeremy Bringetto, Matthew Bajda and Rachel Hoiem. Shelverton, Bajda, and Bringetto were childhood friends who grew up around Half Moon Bay, in Northern California. Cary LaScala was a founding member who played drums in the band between 2004 and 2008.

Rex John Shelverton is otherwise known as a cofounder of the band/duo Tamaryn.


Bellavista's most recent single "Always Oneness b/w Under the Walls", was released November 6, 2012, on 45 rpm vinyl with download card, is currently available only at the Tamaryn merchandise table on tour. The single is scheduled for digital released in early 2013 with an LP to follow; record label TBD.

Bellavista's debut LP Bellavista was released on Take Root Records April 24, 2007.


Bellavista was formed by three of the final members of the band Vue, Rex John Shelverton, Jeremy Bringetto, and Cary LaScala.

Vue formed in 1999 in San Francisco, California.[1] and released two albums on Sub Pop and an EP on RCA. Between 2001 and 2004, Vue performed with The Rolling Stones, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Franz Ferdinand, The Faint and Trail Of Dead and disbanded at the end of 2004.

Rex John Shelverton, Jeremy Bringetto, and Jonah Buffa of Vue were previously in the post-punk band The Audience and which released one album, "Das Audience" and several singles on GSL records before changing their name to Vue when signing to Sub Pop Records.

Rex John Shelverton, Jeremy Bringetto, Jonah Buffa and Matthew Bajda were also in the influential hardcore band Portraits of Past, helping to pioneer a sound that would later become known as "screamo". Portraits of Past reformed in 2008.

Band members[edit]

  • Rex Shelverton (Guitar, Vocals)
  • Jeremy Bringetto (Bass)
  • Matthew Bajda (drums)
  • Rachel Hoiem (Keys)


"Always Oneness b/w Under the Walls, 2012"


  1. ^ Lazy-i Interview: May 2003

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