I Am Kloot frontman John Bramwell was born in 1964 in Warrington and grew up near Hyde. In the early years, he was the front man of a four-piece band called The Ignition who toured in the 1980s. Following that he became a solo performer and Granada Television Presenter Johnny Dangerously, introducing Fresh, a Saturday morning magazine programme 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 his first recordings, You, Me and the Alarm Clock, named in the Guardian as 'one of the greatest albums you've never heard'.
Around this time John was described in the book God Created Manchester as 'the real contender'. However, a stint out of the music business followed, followed by the formation of The Mouth, with the late Manchester singer Bryan Glancy. The group toured the UK and US throughout the mid-1990s. In 1999, John formed I Am Kloot. The band released their debut album, Natural History, in March 2001 on the Wall of Sound offshoot We Love You, followed by an eponymous album in September 2003, on the Echo imprint.
Gods and Monsters appeared to great acclaim in 2005, followed by I Am Kloot play Moolah Rouge and B, a collection b-sides and rarities. In 2010 Kloot struck gold when Sky At Night, their fifth album proper, entered the album charts at 24 and promptly received a prestigious Mercury Music Prize nomination. A sold-out UK tour followed including a rapturously received homecoming gig at Manchester Cathedral.