Freitag 11.03.2016, 21:00
Parterre is highly delighted to be welcoming a true light from Manchester: John Bramwell, frontman for the stunning three-piece alternative rock band I Am Kloot, returns to the stage with his first set of brand new songs since the Mercury-nominated band’s UK 2014 top ten album ‘Let It All In’.
“The I Am Kloot frontman returns with a new guitar and a rather ramshackle performance, full of wit and passion. Bramwell, along with Paul Heaton, Neil Hannon and Billy Bragg, is one of our most finest lyricists.” – THE INDEPENDENT
“…one of the finest songwriters this country has produced…” – YORK MIX
“Kloot deliver a spiritual experience…Bramwell’s no rocking vicar, though his songs are sermons of sorts: gritty but pretty symphonies about life on the slopes delivered with morality, humanity, drama and empathy.” – THE GUARDIAN
“A solo John Bramwell gig is more than just a musical experience, it’s pure comedy gold rolled in as well.” – LOUDER THAN WAR
In the early years, John was the front man of a four-piece band called “The Ignition” that toured in the early to late 1980s. Following that he became a solo performer and Granada Television presenter Johnny Dangerously. In this guise he also released You, Me and the Alarm Clock, named in The Guardian newspaper as one of “greatest albums you’ve never heard. In the early 1990s, Bramwell formed The Mouth with friend and musician Bryan Glancy (the titular Seldom Seen Kid) that later included members of I Am Kloot – Andy Hargreaves and Peter Jobson. The Mouth first played live at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, and on returning from America, Bramwell worked booking bands at Manchester venue Night & Day Café during the mid- to late-1990s. In 1999, he formed I Am Kloot. The band released its first single “Titanic/To You” as a 7″ double A-side single in 1999 and its first album Natural History in 2001 – both produced by Guy Garvey from Elbow.