I Am Kloot

The Urban Dictionary defines “kloot” as “a clown with no feet”. Singer-songwriter John Bramwell, who has also worked as a solo artist under the name Johnny Dangerously and was a member of Five Go Off To Play Guitar, told the Guardian in 2005 why he chose the name: “I wanted something to reflect being out of step. I just liked the ‘I Am’ – I thought there’s too many ‘Thes’ floating around.” Clowns or not, the trio were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2010 for Sky at Night.

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