Belle Roscoe

Belle Roscoe – The World’s Cigar Friendliest Band

With their New Wave Indie Folk/Rock sound and fascination for cigars – this independent and international band, hailing from Melbourne Australia, has been building a solid underground buzz worldwide over the past two years; including an underground puff among those who “Hola” the cigar world.

Siblings Matt and Julia (AKA Belle Roscoe) grew up with Grandfather’s smoking pipes and their Father’s appreciation for the taste of cigars. They remember their first puff on their Father’s cigar around the age of 10. This memory is as strong now as their love for the cigar world and their appreciation for “Flying Pigs”!

Belle RoscoeThe siblings rediscovered their curiosity for cigars when they were invited to perform the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CWSC) in Nashville in May, 2016. The band was then invited to perform the CSWC in Split, Croatia in 2016 & 2017. During this time, Belle Roscoe performed in over 169 festivals and clubs throughout Europe, America, UK and performed onstage with some of the best Cuban musicians in Havana. In December 2016, the band spent six weeks in Havana learning to Salsa, write new tracks for their third album, perform and record with Cuban rock stars, drink copious amounts of rum, and smoke various Cuban cigars whilst enjoying the camaraderie of their new found eccentric cigar smoking friends!

Belle Roscoe is now based in the UK currently writing the third album. This album is set to be recorded between London, Europe and the USA and will be released late 2018. 

Belle Roscoe are currently looking for sponsorship and/or corporate opportunities to assist funding the recording of their 3rd album. If you would like to come on this journey with Belle Roscoe, the world’s “cigar friendliest band”, and be a part of recording their third album – give them a “Hola”.


Australian High Commission, London, UK 2017 & 2018 
Manchester City Premier Football Pre-match Entertainment, Etihad Stadium, UK  2018
AFL Football MCG for St Kilda, Australia 2016 & 2017 
Richmond Football Club, Premiership Anniversary Dinner, Melbourne, Australia 2017 
Cigar Smoking World Championship Final Entertainment, Spilt, Croatia 2016 & 2017
Cigar Smoking World Championship Final Entertainment, Nashville, USA 2016 
Opening of the Pandora Boutique, Paris, France 2015  
Yves St Laurent Perfume Launch “Black Opium”, Melbourne, Australia 2016
The Australian Tennis Open, Melbourne, Australia 2013, 2014 & 2015 
Heineken Stage, Melbourne 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017
The Cannes Film Festival closing night entertainment, Cannes, France 2010

Photo: ©David Sandison

His journalistic career began in 1979 as a freelancer for German-language newspapers in the US, and later for Austrian media including Die Wochenpresse and Das Wirtschaftsblatt. For ten years he also produced programs for over 60 radio stations around the world. In 1994, Reinhold C. Widmayer devoted himself to all things cigar, publishing technical articles in cigar magazines. He began working for Cigar Journal in 2001 and became editor-in-chief in 2005; under his auspices the journal has established itself as the world’s leading cigar magazine.




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