John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) + Michael Clark on Friday 7th December 2018
RMT Music Productions are thrilled to announce, due to large public demand, the return of I Am Kloot frontman John Bramwell in Bath this December.
After selling out two Bath shows in January as part of Independent Venue Week, we are elated to be hosting a special one-off show that'll see John perform classic I Am Kloot numbers, renditions from his number 1 solo album 'Leave Alone The Empty Spaces' and all new material penned for the follow up second solo record.
The show will be held in the intimate St James Wine Vaults' Cellar Bar venue. Each ticket holder will be allocated a seat. Very limited tickets, advance purchase necessary.
This is a chance to see one of the country’s most talented songwriters at the top of his game. And of course there’ll be the usual off the wall chats, musings and tall stories…
Support from the mesmerising and aptly Northern, Michael Clark.
Doors 8pm | 18+
I Am Kloot’s songwriter and frontman, John Bramwell, released his first studio solo album “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces” in November 2017 - which gained him a number 1 spot in the Acoustic charts.
The record 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 people…
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 experience from a performer who has completely immersed himself in the experience of connecting with live audiences of all kinds. This adventure has taken John to little rooms above pubs (after promising a fan he would play in their town that ‘doesn’t have gigs’) 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 ten I Am Kloot classics that he has rearranged with other instruments.
Sometimes you don’t just hear music, you feel it too; in the air around you, deep in your bones. Something To Be Won, the debut release from Michael Clark is one such piece, a four-song EP collection of sparse folk music that gently envelops those that find themselves sitting with it.
A captivating juxtaposition throughout, it is both melancholy and beautiful, an abstract world for us passers-by to make our own. “I use imagery to create a certain mood,” Clark says of his work, “no songs have specific meanings, it's supposed to be more of an interpretation for the listener.”
Honing his skills within the inspirational Falmouth arts scene, where all of these songs were written; Clark’s musical roots actually run far deeper than that - growing up in a household full of instruments and inspirations under the careful watch of his late father, Gavin Clark, himself something of a cult musician thanks to his exemplary work with the likes of Sunhouse, Clayhill, Unkle and soundtrack work with best friend Shane Meadows.
‘Something To Be Won’ is undoubtedly Clark’s own distinct vision, however, with the two-song centrepiece of the EP's haunting title-track and the swirling 'End Is Near' perhaps the epitome of his craft, offering an atmosphere that is immediately both tenderly light and poignantly heavy; the treasured glimpse of a favourite landscape; the slow creak of a day passing us by.
With its gentle guitar and shadowy vocals, it feels only right that ‘Something To Be Won’ is released in the heart of winter, these songs, barren and beguiling, are seemingly shaped as much by the dark spaces created in the crackling ambient backdrop, as the simple restraint learned from its key musical influences. “The simplicity of an album like Pink Moon by Nick Drake was massively influential.” Michael says, expanding upon that latter point. “It made me realise you can just play a guitar and sing with plenty of space - and it can be outstanding.”
Music Genres: Acoustic, Folk, Indie, Rock
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