A veteran in the country music industry with a career spanning over 15 years, Clayton Bellamy is a true renaissance man; award winning musician, family man and even Motorcross racing star, once ranking 4th in Canada.
Originally from rural Bonnyville, Alberta, he is surely no stranger to the world of country music with a career filled with accolades and achievements including multiple awards (such as a Juno for Best Country Recording, a four time Canadian Country Music Award winner, and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year).
Bellamy has dominated the stage performing at the Grand Old Opry and even for President Carter, and is best known for his rock n’ country style, reflected in both his music and fashion sense (with a little inspiration from Marlon Brando’s Wild Ones). He is an artist who believes actions speak louder than words, a statement which holds true throughout his successful career as both a solo artist and notably, a member of the award-winning band The Road Hammers.
Bellamy’s career began in a small farming community and throughout the course of many years, has journeyed him to faraway lands performing in China, and was even featured in People magazine and the NY Times for his amazing musical talents. Whether on stage as a solo artist or with his band mates, Bellamy’s performance style is filled with high energy, being extremely interactive by always encouraging crowd participation and in his words, “bombastic fun”.
Bellamy shares “my new solo music is a blend of both my own vibes and The Road Hammers sound, a mix I believe my fans will really enjoy – a best of both worlds as they say.” Already with 5-albums under his belt, and a new solo album “Everyone’s a Dreamer” released on March 6, 2012, Bellamy composes his songs wherever and whenever he can find a quiet spot to write his lyrics.
With his inspiration for his music being based upon personal experiences and everyday encounters, he creates songs that inspire others and uplift audiences. “Real music for real people,” he says is where his musical heart truly lies. Speaking to the next generation of country music aficionados, a voice for the young and old, he strives to write songs that will stand the test of time.