I Am Kloot join Hebden Bridge Arts Festival bill
Updated: Monday, 27 April 2015
Sold out: I Am Kloot gig sets new record - Hebden Bridge Arts Festival have thanked Hebweb after their I Am Kloot gig at the Trades Club sold out in 48 hours - a new record. Artistic Director Helen Meller said, "Thanks to Hebweb lots of local music fans got their tickets for this very rare club gig by a band nominated for the Mercury Prize, and they went so quickly it set a festival record.Thanks to everyone who bought tickets for what will be really special gig, but look out for some equally interesting acts when we announce our full programme on May 14. Hebden Bridge Arts Festival runs from Friday June 26 to Sunday 5 July."
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Mercury Prize nominees I Am Kloot play a very rare club date at the Trades Club as part of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.
Lead singer John Bramwell played a solo show at the Holme Street venue in the Arts Festival two years, enjoying the experience so much he managed to persuade his bandmates Peter Jobson and Andy Hargreaves to join him for a full show in Hebden Bridge on Thursday 2 July.
"Artistic Director Helen Meller told the HebWeb, "John loved his solo festival gig so much he was very keen to bring the band here to play in a venue much smaller than ones they would normally play.
"Kloot recently sold out Manchester Apollo which is ten times the size of the Trades so tickets will go very quickly for this one. But more importantly the sheer quality of their songwriting, fierce live performances and defiant stance outside the music business are a perfect fit for what we are trying to achieve as a festival."
I Am Kloot formed in Manchester at the turn of the Millennium producing six critically acclaimed studio albums despite labels going bust on them, and sales that never quite matched their gifts as songwriters.
All that changed in 2010 when their Guy Garvey produced album Sky at Night brought them to attention of the Mercury Prize judges. They might have not won the prize, but the album's grace and beauty won them much needed airplays bringing in a whole new audience.
The follow up Let It All in – once again produced by Elbow leader Garvey – was another critical smash leading to the hometown Apollo gig where fans were asked to submit song requests.
The band have just completed a UK tour in support of their first live album Hold Back the Night which showcases their unique sound when in front of an audience.
Previously, the Festival on the HebWeb
- HebWeb News: Got an idea? Hebden Bridge Arts Festival wants to help (30 March 2015)
- HebWeb News: Local street acts needed for Arts Festival (25 March 2015)
- HebWeb News: Young Producer Sam Bell visits Reuters (10 February 2015)
- HebWeb News: Hebden Shorts 2015: Open Gardens are back! (17 December 2014)
- HebWeb News: Hebden Shorts 2015: Get writing over Christmas (11 December 2014)
- HebWeb News: Exclusive first public showing of Arts Festival video (24 November 2014)
- HebWeb News: Young arts producers win national awards (20 November 2014)
- Arts Festival Website