Clayton Bellamy with special guest Hazen Sage
Thursday, June 7th at The Lido
Juno for Best Country Recording, a four time Canadian Country Music Award winner,
and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year…
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. His musical influences run far and wide across many genres, including such personal favourites as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. He released his new single “Everyone’s a Dreamer” on Boxing Day 2011, which quickly climbed the charts to a TOP 10 down loaded indie single on DMDS. This track highlights more personal musical inspirations, notably found in Bellamy’s signature sound. Bellamy hoped this song would encourage his fans to “kick off the New Year with a bang of passion and drive to chase their hearts desire!” A variety of his personal influences continue to be featured on additional tracks such as “Heart of Wings”, a song he aspires to resonate with his fans for years to come, complete with diverse instrumentation.
Currently a member of the MDM Recordings Inc. family, Bellamy’s musical style is frequently described as “Roots-Rock-Music.” Performing has been a passion of Bellamy’s since he was a kid growing up participating in both his church choir and school choir, which had helped him hone his love for music. Although he attended College at R.D.C in Red Deer, Alberta completing the Music diploma program (majoring in Vocal Performance and Music Business), his musical talents flourished through his passion for composing his own music, writing his own lyrics and playing instruments like the harmonica, the piano, and especially the guitar.
When Bellamy is not composing music, or performing on stage, he and his family volunteer their time to several charitable initiatives such as the Greater Nashville Church Missions in Bogota Columbia, Compassion Canada, and the Northern Lights School Division (in which he is an ambassador for the music program). He exclaims, “In March I spoke to 4000 kids in 5 days in Northern Alberta, and encouraged them to follow their dreams and show them that everyone can be a dreamer. This new project was the inspiration in creating my new single.” Currently based in Nashville, Bellamy is married with two children, and enjoys hobbies such as snowboarding, motorcycle touring, hunting, fishing, and wake boarding. Family is an important aspect of his life and musical path, having grown up on the same street as his parents and grandparents, a magical place where he also met his wife (and childhood sweetheart). Bellamy’s biggest dream would be, in the words of Mahatma Ghandi, “to be the change I want to see in the world.” Metanoiais his favourite word, and is truly reflective of his personal and professional life path over the last few years, which has shaped the honest, hard working man he is today.
Clayton Bellamy with special guest Hazen Sage will be performing Thursday, June 7th at The Lido.
GENERAL SEATS: $25 (available at Systems, the FSJ Visitor Info Centre and The Lido)
RESERVATIONS: $30 (reservations are for groups of 4 or more) – Call The Lido to RESERVE a table or booth
AT THE DOOR: $35 (we rarely have tickets available to sell at the door, so don’t wait too long…)
Call to reserve: 250-785-3011