"Love this man and his music ... he is one of the few artists I know who successfully combines the energy of a rocker with the spirit of a gentle soul ... a rare and compelling talent and an even better human being.”
- David Goyette,
Artistic Director of the 2007 and 2008 Orillia Beatles Celebrations
"Christopher Clause is a driving force on this city's music scene. From recording original material for the Design Hope Christmas CD (money raised goes to the Out of the Cold program) and doing countless benefit gigs to his massive Beatles and Who album tribute concerts, which are some of the hottest tickets in town when they happen, Clause continually enriches Hamilton culture. But, good causes aside, Clause's real contribution is the soulfulness and expression of his highly accomplished guitar-playing, vocals and song-writing. He is a consummate entertainer and performer.
My endorsement of Clause...is unstinting and given with utter conviction, not only as a fan of great music and playing but as a pretty harsh critic of all that falls short, and Clause never does."
The Hamilton Spectator
Born one day before the U.K. release of the Beatles' innovative album "Rubber Soul", four-time Hamilton Music Award winner Christopher Clause is one of Hamilton’s best kept secrets. It is no secret that his passion has focused around the Fab Four and their work but he is an accomplished writer, performer, producer, engineer and promoter in his own right. His solo acoustic guitar work with his JamMan Looper has become the stuff of legend. He is able to recreate the feeling of a full band by the work of his hands and the tapping of his feet, creating a wall of sound that would make Phil Spector proud.
A champion of Hamilton musicians, his musical charity work has raised over $40,000 for those in need in the city by celebrating the music of the Beatles, the Who, Paul Simon and most recently, Tom Petty. In his most recent efforts through GRACENOTES, he has organized tribute shows to help fund local independent music projects. His last solo album, ROUND, received a BEST ROCK RECORDING nomination at the 2010 Hamilton Music Awards and is his first record available on vinyl.
Christopher continues to have a weekly residency every Tuesday night at the Thirsty Cactus in Dundas, and is the host of their open mic on the first Tuesday of every month. He is the worship pastor of Graceworks Baptist Church, who meet every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Hamilton Spectator. He would love to see you there!
When not on stage performing or in the studio, he can be found in a local record shop flipping through the bins or sipping tea off the coast of France.