(I Am Kloot)
Friday 12th October, 7.30pm
Tickets are £15 in advance (more on the door) and available from the venue in person, from our friends at Earworm Records or online via See Tickets.
We’re proud to present the unique songs of John Bramwell, the frontman/songwriter of I am Kloot. A Mercury Music Prize nominated musician, John has penned many critically acclaimed songs and the session will feature many new songs from his first studio solo album Leave Alone The Empty Spaces, which is a stunning showcase of John’s skilful, widely acclaimed song-writing and his unique voice. It’s the first completely new collection of songs by John as a solo artist since he started his adventures away from I Am Kloot.
Leave Alone The Empty Spaces has been inspired by John’s travels around the UK and Europe performing more than 300, intimate solo gigs. Travelling in his VW Campervan with his dog Henry, the experience allowed John to explore parts of the country hitherto unknown, develop his solo sound and ideas, and meet an awful lot of interesting peope. The album is inspired by the spirit of liberty, independence, adventure and solitude that John has enjoyed on the road, as well as the diverse emotions that escape and travel can bring about – from sadness to exhilaration.
His live show is testament to that too. Audiences can expect a highly personal performance from an artist who has completely immersed himself in the experience of connecting with live audiences of all kinds. This adventure has even taken John to a little room above a pub (after promising a fan he would play in their town that ‘doesn’t have gigs’) and to World War II underground bunkers in Germany.
It’s about rediscovering the romance, intimacy and magic of the live music experience, one to one with the audience. The new show will include songs from Leave Alone The Empty Spaces, a handful of songs from his follow up album, which he has already started to record, and some I Am Kloot classics. And of course there’ll be the usual off the wall chat and tall stories so this is a chance to see one of the country’s most talented songwriters at the top of his game.