Clayton Bellamy is a preacher man. And while a teacher has a school of rock, Bellamy has a Congregation! Get ready to join this rock n roll revival!
Best known as the rock guitarist in The Road Hammers, Bellamy is highly recognized for his musical talents. His accomplishments include a Juno Award, a CCMA Award and Socan Songwriter of the Year Award. Clayton Bellamy and the Congregation, his new solo project, is a high-octane blend of gospel, R&B and riff-driven hard rock, and the only requirement for membership is the willingness to worship at the altar of love. “Even if things are bad, when you cover them in love they get better,” Bellamy says. That’s a major lyrical driver throughout Welcome to the Congregation (Anthem), and something worth standing up for, as lead single, ‘Resistorz’ says in no uncertain terms. For Bellamy, his new album, Welcome to the Congregation is a complete reset – a no holds barred, rock and roll tent revival that captures all furious live energy of Bellamy’s ten-piece band on record. “It’s rock and roll church, we’re bringing the gospel and I’m the preacher man,” Bellamy says of the persona he’s going to live to the limit on stage, “and love is what it’s all about.”