Clayton writes and sings music inspired by the 60s/70s pop he loved while growing up in the Motor City.
Clayton's music has been played on Jango Radio, Trend City Radio, The Warp Factor radio show, and at the New Music in the Gallery concert series in downtown Chicago. The World Songwriting Awards named his upcoming single River a Winter 2021 finalist for Best Song Music Production. The WSA also chose his tune It's Too Late to Sing Love Songs as a finalist for their Spring 2022 Best Traditional Country Song.
His songs sometimes tip the hat to Billy Joel, other times make a nod to Michael Buble…
He has twice performed on the Bay Stage at the Solano County Fair, has done a one-man show at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts, and has sung at San Francisco area venues including The Bazaar Cafe, the Red Devil Lounge, and The Hotel Utah.
LHMPR Radio called Clayton’s opening track One More Fairy Tale "Mellow and smooth with very touching lyrics".
Highlights on his YouTube channel include the videos for his latest singles River and One More Fairy Tale, cover versions of him singing and playing hits from the 70s at the piano, and a duet with his niece Ashley on Toto's classic song Africa.
Clayton is a graduate of Stanford University with an A.B. in Music with a concentration in Composition. He once sat at the helm of the Steinway at Nordstrom, where he was a regular pianist for several years.
Listen to Clayton’s songs on Spotify, iHeartRadio, and more. His 10-track album is available for purchase at claytonjohn.bandcamp.com.Watch this website for new songs, photos, videos, and upcoming performances. To get his latest updates, share your email address on the right side of the homepage.
Thanks for listening to the music! :)