Hit Songwriter, Clio Award Winning Composer, Producer and Vocalist. #1 Songs with Alabama and The Fox Brothers, cuts with Reba McEntire, Barry White, Randy Khors. Composed for MTV, NBC, ABC, Fox. Former Studio Vocalist for Rod Stewart, Randy Khors and many others.
Studio and Touring Multi Instrumentalist (Alabama, Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley, The Texas Tenors)
(Former lead singer of Downhere and current lead singer of The Queen Extravaganza)
Veteran studio/touring musician/vocalist (Chicago, D. Vincent Williams, Clayton Anderson, Amanda Duaghtry, Death Valley Wreckers)
When I listen to Clark Beckham’s songs such as Love’s Not Fair I have no reservations towards saying that Clark Beckham has all the right
ingredients to accomplish such a valuable form of music.”
Producer, Musician, Songwriter, TV Composer (Has worked with Aaron Wright, Johnny Wright, Natalie Cole, Ryan Edgar, Marvin L. Winians, Clint Brown, composed music for The Final Goodbye and Paula White’s “Just Paula”
Clark wrings out so much emotion on whatever he sings, with an unmistakable power and grit,” says Nashville producer Robert Jason. “In my opinion, he is a can’t-miss artist.”
Clark Beckham’s talent, passion, and love for music are rooted deep. “Both my parents are incredible musical talents,” says Beckham. “I’ve been around music all my life.”
As a toddler Beckham was immersed in the spirited praise and worship services of his family’s Pentecostal church. He was 12 when he first picked up his dad’s 1956 Martin, and at 15 he taught himself to play piano on his great-grandmother’s baby grand.
When Beckham was about 5, his mother, Terri Beckham, introduced him to the music she loved, playing a collection of ‘70s hits in the car. “We would head down the highway singing Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and Tom Jones everywhere we went.”
From Stevie Wonder to John Denver to Bing Crosby, Beckham’s mother fostered his infatuation with many styles of music. “I was the only kindergartener in my class who knew all the words to ‘Let’s Get It On,’” Beckham recalls with a laugh. While he credits his mother for introducing him to music icons, as far as Beckham is concerned, his father is one.Virgil Beckham spent most of his life deep in the music business, writing, playing guitar, singing, recording, and producing.
“He plays and sings blues and just straight-up soul,” said Beckham of his father. “Of all the singers and songwriters I grew up listening to, people like Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and the Beatles, my dad has influenced me most. He’s really just the best there is.”
Clark is a senior at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., and a four-year member of Campus Choir, a touring Pentecostal worship choir at Lee under the direction of Pastor Jim Phillips. Beckham says he has experienced more growth as a vocalist and a musician in his time at Lee than any period in his life.
“Campus Choir has shaped me, body and spirit. It has equipped me and prepared me to do what I think God has called me to do in life, and that’s music.”
Beckham has gained quite a following in his four years at Lee. In addition to touring churches all over the western hemisphere with Campus Choir, he has played many school events and local venues, coffee shops, and he has won a few talent shows, most recently the “Battle of the Bands.” Beckham is a multi-instrumentalist who’s been described as bluesy, soulful, pop steeped in R&B, and even a crooner. Now he is eager to play for people outside the small town of Cleveland.
“I am itching to play for fresh ears,” he says with undisguised excitement. “I want to play for music’s sake. I want to play for my sake. I just want to play. I just want to play.”
No shows booked at the moment.