A physician by day and jazz and soul singer by night, Bellamy took up singing as a hobby 12 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, This Feeling, was inspired by Love. The title track was co-written with Jake Langley on a sunny afternoon in July. “We were sitting around in his home studio and he started playing an idea for a song on guitar and in my head I could see a woman walking down the aisle prepared to meet the love of her life. Jake and I both connected instantly with the idea and finished the song that same day and recorded a demo of it.”
Feel Like Makin’ Love is a Roberta Flack tune Bellamy has always loved and Roberta Flack is one of Bellamy’s musical heroes. One of the highlights of 2018 for Bellamy was having the opportunity to portray Roberta Flack in The Voices of Donny Hathaway in Austin, TX. Broadwayworld.com called Bellamy’s performance a “stellar turn as Roberta Flack”. For Bellamy, Feel Like Makin’ Love always conjures up memories of first loves, butterflies and the anticipation of seeing the person next. The third song on the EP, Ghost, is about the end of relationship, and the heartbreak that follows.
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…”