GIG – John Bramwell at The Railway Inn – Thursday 1st May 2014

john bramwellJohn Bramwell  is an English singer-songwriter. He is the frontman for the three-piece alternative rock band I Am Kloot, and has previously issued solo material under the guise of “Johnny Dangerously”.

He is left-handed, but plays guitar right-handed.

He grew up in Gee Cross, Hyde. 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, introducing a local Saturday morning magazine programme Fresh that included one of the first TV appearances for KFM Radio personality Caroline Aherne in her Mrs. Merton role.

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”.He also released a single with The deBuchias. During his period with Granada Television he was engaged to Fresh co-presenter Tara Newley, daughter of Joan Collins and Anthony Newley.

After leaving Granada, Bramwell spent many years travelling between Athens and North Wales where he continued to write and perform songs solo before giving up music to deliver glue around the UK.

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, California, 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.

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