" As a singer B.E. Mann commands the microphone to deliver diverse tones, smooth & mellow but hit the points.
Understandable stories with classic rythems. Worth having in your collection as it will make you dance
and smile and what else can you ask from a CD. "
" B.E.Mann IS Cleveland's top reggae musician! B.E.Mann is the whole package. Also known as the "Energy Man" for his
dance-powered live shows. Could be one of Clevelands best kept secrets! B.E. Mann -- Known for his dance-powered live
shows, B.E. Mann is to reggae what George Clinton is to funk. A versatile reggae artist who sings as well as plays bass,
keyboards, guitar, and trumpet, Mann is a sensation in cities where reggae is seen through a kaleidoscope rather than a
microscope. Influenced more by Motown than Marley, Mann's music is smooth and soulful, not angry or political. His last
album, The Energy Man, is filled with more funky guitar solos and manic horn arrangements than you'll hear at
a P-Funk party. "
NORTHCOAST SCENE MAGAZINE
"...(B.E.'s) grouping of songs into the roots rock reggae, vintage and dancehall, lovers rock
and dub categories shows an intelligible grasp of styles a lot of 'local' reggae is sadly lacking. My favorite is
'Bring Back The Days' which keeps it simple but still has something to say. Interestingly Mann is one of the
few singers who is as good in the dj style (as he is singing), particularly on the aforementioned
song where he affects U-Roy-ish personae to talk about the great Jamaican artists of yore. "
"In short, Mann travels through various delivery styles and techniques on THE ENERGY MAN, but doesn't come across
as anything but professional and solid. B.E.Mann is one of the most energetic performers our area has to offer. Mann
is incedibly talented. He is credited for all keys, piano, bass, synth bass, rhythm guitars, percussion,
and drum programming. Mann's best qualities however, is his vocals. He's got a silky smooth, clean delivery with just
a shade of alluring quality that leads you in. It is clear that B.E.Mann IS the energy man..."