Anthem / ole label group singer-songwriter and founding member of the Award-winning band, The Road Hammers, Clayton Bellamy, is hitting the reset button with his new venture, Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation. Their sound can only be described as a high-octane blend of gospel, R&B and riff-driven hard rock. Channelling influences from vintage R&B and 90’s alt-rock, the first single, “Commandment #11 (Love Someone)”, will be released on November 2 via all streaming and digital download services.“I felt I had to shed my skin and do something that spoke to where I was now, to strip away fifteen years of writing country songs and draw from a completely different well,” says Bellamy. “It’s like I’ve finally found my music, a combination of the blues, rock and gospel; a mixture of all my favourite bands in one.”Bellamy wanted to do something fresh, exciting and out of his wheelhouse, and that’s how Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation was born. On the forthcoming album, Welcome to the Congregation (Anthem), the gospel according to Bellamy and company isn’t ‘sex, drugs and rock an’ roll; it’s more peace, love, understanding… and rock and roll’.A member of the revered band The Road Hammers, the highest selling Canadian country band in history, Bellamy is no stranger to success with career accolades including a JUNO Award, 5 CCMA Awards and a SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award.
Bellamy’sblazing guitars and signature urgency as a vocalist, paired with jagged rock and roll edges and Aerosmith-worthy riffs, make this new venture a no-holds-barred reboot. Unapologetically raw and undeniably powerful, it’s music he intends to lose himself in on stage and invites audiences to do the same.