A physician by day and jazz and soul singer by night, Bellamy took up singing as a hobby 15 years ago, paying dues in cover bands, musical theater (her role in an R&B version of “Porgy & Bess” impressed the New York Times), and with a one- woman show where she told stories of her life in between tunes.
Bellamy’s path then led to Austin, Texas where she has worked with many incredible songwriters including Ruth Carter (composer for Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Palmer, and John Mayall), bass playing legend Jimi Calhoun (player with Dr. John, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Wilson Pickett, Sly Stone) and Jake Langley (Roberta Flack, Willie Nelson, k.d. lang).
Bellamy’s latest EP, Almost Like Christmas, was another opportunity to collaborate with long time keyboard player Todd Wilson, cellist Rylie Harrod-Corral and guitarist Chris Schreck. Unlike previous years, where we would have hung out together in the studio, we recorded our individual parts in our personal studios. “Although I missed the fellowship of the studio, it was fun to be able to continue to make music despite the challenges of 2020. The songs I chose are songs I love and for me, We Three Kings, reflects the true meaning of Christmas.”
Bellamy has been a SoulTracks award nominee, had her previous album, In My Lane, released in Japan by Sweet Soul Records and has traveled the United States sharing her music. The Austin Chronicle wrote,” Bellamy’s calling card is her voice, a smoky, soulful instrument of joy…”