The passion and electricity sorely missing in the music of many of Clay Melton’s peers is abundant in the fantastic performance of ‘Timing’s Everything,’ a new single on the upcoming 2017 album release. It’s another reason why Clay is certain to be recognized as one of this generation’s guitar heroes.” – Ritchie Adams, Editor in Chief, Red Hot Rock Magazine.


Clay Melton is a rising pop - Rock artist based in Houston, Texas. For Fans of John Mayer, Hozier or Jack White.

 Riding the success of his debut album Burn the Ships which reached #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Charts, Clay and his 3 piece band including Raymon Minton on Bass/Synths and Zach Grindle on Drums have performed all over the United States to Club and Festival audiences. Houston Press noted 'Burn the Ships is great example of an artist on the rise who is rewriting the rules."


Clay Exemplifies strength in genres ranging from alternative to soul on Burn the Ships (most notably in his vocal collar with Kam Franklin of The Suffers on "Wind & Wave".) In their live performance the guitar driven pop-rock trio pleases crowds across all ages with an intense and exciting energy on stage that is not easily forgotten. 

It’s been a while since a combination singer, songwriter, and guitar player has come along with so much talent at such a young age.”
Michael B. Sutton, Imerica Entertainment (Motown, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder)
“Very talented... What a monster career he has ahead of him.”
KPFT 90.1 FM Houston
“It takes a lot of practice and dedication, at any age, to achieve the level of performance that Clay exhibits.”
Jimmy Hotz, Producer (B.B. King) (Aug 27, 0008)
“I’ve had the privilege of watching Clay evolve from a gifted intuitive guitarist to a complete performer and songwriter. He has managed the hardest of tasks: crafting a musical identity that lives up to the promise of a precocious talent.” Dan Workman, Sugarhill Recording Studios (ZZ Top, Beyonce)
“The pairing of his powerful voice and his enviable skills on guitar make Clay a powerful Texas force to be reckoned with.”
Matt Meinke, Notably Texan, KETR-FM Dallas