Clayton Mann, 16, fronts REBELMANN® with a powerful voice that belies his age. Clayton entered the world on the lucky number 9/9/99 in Chicago. Since birth, Clayton has been surrounded by music. His father was born in Las Vegas. His paternal grandmother was an accomplished soprano singer, and his maternal grandparents were wildly into music, dance, and all things Elvis.
With encouragement from his Papaw Doc, Clayton began singing Elvis tunes by the age of 3. Bit by the entertainment bug at a very early age, Clayton would have his older sister upload Elvis songs onto his IPod shuffle. Privately in his bedroom, Clayton would hone his tender entertainment skills by rehearsing the iconic singer’s tune, “Hound Dog.” Then, with his NASCAR IPod pillow neatly placed around his neck, Clayton would appear and entertain his family with his best musical Elvis impersonations.
Clayton has always boasted a powerful, gregarious voice and presence. Just "born loud," and the youngest of
four children, his larger-than-life personality has been evident from a very early age.
Would you ever believe a headline to read like this?
Gene Simmons Blown Away by 13-Year-Old Guitarist
Clayton is also able to project his voice beyond the stage; he is able to do voice-overs of many cultural
dialects in the Americana form. He is also physically entertaining with a quick wit and wild sense of humor. Clayton is famously happy and popular with his peers, as his outlook is always near jovial, matching his
verbose and robust personality.
At the age of 10, and barely into 5th grade, Clayton began
to exercise his musical prowess upon his parents. Inspired by the rock band KISS,
Clayton walked to the library, at his own volition, and checked out the book, “KISS-Behind the Mask.”
That same year, he stated in his year book, that he wanted to be a “band and a brand,”
and began guitar lessons. He also plays bass guitar and cello. The book became extremely censored
reading of minimal paragraphs with multiple pages being skipped, but nonetheless, Clayton understood
that he wanted to be
Then there was REBELMANN®.
With an understanding beyond his years, Clayton began studying both music, and his musical icons of the past: including Johnny Cash, B.B. King, and Billy Gibbons. Elvis Presley remains his performance and entertainment standard. It is with this strong work ethic, that Clayton desires to perform and entertain.
Clayton also frequently studies cooking methods on his IPad, while listening to Johnny Cash on his vinyl record player. Baking and BBQing are two of his favorites. He is also an avid NASCAR fan, die-hard Chicago CUBS fan, and Bass-Pro-Shops aficionado, as well as certified golf caddy and novice golfer. Clayton is currently in the 9th grade, and home schooled through the University of Nebraska to meet his touring and recording schedules.
With 10 singles already under his belt, and his musical
accomplishments recognized by the industry, Clayton Seth Mann was voted into The Recording Academy
at the age of 13 years old.