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The Recording Academy
Most Talented Teen Chicago
Nashville country artist, Clayton Mann, will tell you he has a mistress - and her name is rock-n-roll! Overwhelmingly talented yet grossly underaged, Clayton began cutting his musical teeth in the dive bars of Chicago at just 11 years old. With a strong preference for hard-charging guitar riffs and melodic fills, Clayton transplanted to Nashville bringing his powerful tenor voice and rock-inspired background with him. A professionally trained vocalist and instrumentalist on guitar, piano and bass, Clayton is influenced by outlaw country Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash overlaid with rock-n-roll influences Queen, Billy Joel, GNR, KISS, and Elton John. Pepper in some bluesy BB King and a little bit of Elvis Presley, and Clayton manages to fade genre to the back, placing live music back on the map.
Delivering image-filled lyrics coupled with well-known high energy performances, Clayton's 4-plus octive range is able to shape shift comparible to the greats of Freddy Mercury and Lady Gaga; impressively hitting the sweet notes with enough baritone on the deep end to make your spine crawl.
Catching the attention of talent buyers, Clayton has been a supporting artist at Country Fest Cadott, WI, supported Luke Combs at Kicker Country Stampede, opened for The Blues Brothers, supported Windy City Smokeout and has also been the grand opening band for Chase Rice's chain "Welcome To The Farm."
Clayton has also performed at iconic venues the Whiskey-a-Go-Go on Sunset Strip, the MGM Grand Las Vegas, the Hard Rock Chicago to Music Row Nashville. When not on tour with his band, Clayton can be found in writers rounds down on Music Row or on stage at the Famous Wild Horse Saloon, Ole Red, or Whiskey River Saloon on Lower Broadway, Nashville. Be prepared for a high energy country show peppered with a little bit of soul and a whole lot of rock-n-roll! Clayton Mann is one to turn heads and bend ears. You won't want to miss this up-and-coming artist.
rock-n-roll! Clayton Mann is one to turn heads and bend ears. You won't want to miss this up and coming artist!
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