“I don't know which is cause and which effect but b.e_cooling's turn-of-phrase and rich baritone make a great combination.
Thought-provoking Americana from the thoughtful Canadian."
(Ant Butler from Pilton, 22/06/2017)
“hi, just listened to your tune Whisky again and I must tell you that your music is AMAZING!!” (Alison Macondray, 25/09/2016)
Would I watch b.e_cooling again? Most definitely. Would I like to hear more of his originals? Without a doubt! Do I recommend for you to go and check him out? If you like clever lyrics, smokey vocals, a stylish look, and a very well played guitar. Then definitely! [from musicunbuttoned.co.uk, 25th July, 2015]
“I would like to say a very big thank you to Brian aka b.e_cooling for helping to make the evening of Mark' Day (a charity event I held at Marlin Sportscars on 5th sept) such a memorable one. Brian came a long way to open the evening in his discernible style and he was certainly a hard act to follow. The event raised over £7,500 for both Hospicare & AMMF.
In fact the evening was such a success I have already been asked if I will put another one on next year at the end of October...... so Brian if you can come that would be amazing as it would not be the same without you. So once again thank you” (Terry Matthews, event organiser, 05/09/2015)
“a mysterious Canadian Singer Songwriter by the name of b.e_cooling, .... straight away “he looked good”.
If you closed your eyes it was like having Neil Young in the same room, those smokey vocals and pushed guitar was absolutely breathtaking! .....but the best was yet to come with a self-penned number entitled “It don’t matter”. Loved it...........b.e_cooling finished the café with “Won’t get fooled again” from The Who ……a difficult song to pull off with just one guitar but he did it with ease and was totally amazing!!
[The Bluebird Acoustic Cafe, Oakhill, Somerset 11/12/2014 ]
Finally, we had an entry right out of left field.
B E Cooling ... produced a set of sardonic country blues and folky tunes that got you thinking. Brilliantly played and splendidly presented [from 8th October, 2010]
Sounding like a veteran straight from the Sheppey Delta,
B E’s playing was impeccable while his songs were clever, politically charged and fun. [Shepton Mallet Journal, 8th October, 2009]