Belly is an alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1991 by former Throwing Muses member Tanya Donelly (who was also in The Breeders). The original lineup consisted of Donelly on lead vocals and guitar, Fred Abong on bass, and brothers Tom and Chris Gorman on guitar and drums respectively. Although formed in Boston, the group’s members are all from the Newport, Rhode Island area, and identify themselves as a Rhode Island band as opposed to a Boston one.
All four original members knew each other from high-school on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island – the Gormans and Abong coming out of the Newport hardcore scene (the Gormans having played in Verbal Assault, Abong in Vicious Circle). Shortly after the release of Belly’s first album in 1993, Abong left the group and was replaced by Gail Greenwood. Donelly disbanded the group in 1996. On February 8, 2016, Belly announced a reunion with Greenwood on its official website.