A MAN WITH HIS FEET ON THE GROUND, HIS HEAD IN THE CLOUDS AND HIS HEART ON A STRING, JOHN BRAMWELL’S NEW LIVE CD CAPTURES – PERFECTLY – THE NATURE OF THE I AM KLOOT SONGWRITER’S SOLO GIGS.
His small-scale shows offer a chance to experience the band’s songs stripped to their bones, with his ‘off the cuff’ delivery lending an air of real intimacy. Between-song banter, gags and monologues provide context for some of the most well-lived songwriting of the last few decades. There’s something exhilarating about Bramwell’s gigs; they could veer off in any of many directions, as he reacts to the room and rides the moment. In this new edition of The Mouthcast – recorded after soundcheck for what Bramwell would later refer to as having been a “particularly surreal” show – he talks about the differences between solo and I Am Kloot gigs, and looks back to his recently reissued 1989 solo debut YOU, ME AND THE ALARM CLOCK.
John Bramwell’s LIVE AT THE TRADES CLUB is only available to buy at his gigs.
Listen to I Am Kloot’s Peter Jobson on The Mouthcast, here.