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| On 26, Aug 2010

Hard Rock International and Absolute Radio have today announced that Mercury Music prize nominated I AM KLOOT frontman John Bramwell will be performing as part of the monthly ‘Hard Rock Presents Absolute Radio Sessions’, at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester on 1 September.

John Bramwell, from Manchester-born band I Am Kloot, will be treating fans to songs from the band’s album ‘Sky At Night’, which is nominated along with albums from Biffy Clyro, Corinne Bailey Rae, Paul Weller and Dizzee Rascal for the prestigious Mercury Music prize. This intimate gig also kicks off the celebrations for Hard Rock Manchester’s 10th anniversary.

Tickets can be won by tuning into Absolute Radio, visiting, or via local competitions and promotions. This exclusive show will be hosted by Absolute Radio Dj and host of the National Lottery O J Borg, and will broadcast on Absolute Radio on 7 September – the day of the Mercury Music Prize awards – on Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime show.

‘Hard Rock presents Absolute Radio Sessions’ have been taking place at Hard Rock Cafe London since February and now more recently at Manchester and Edinburgh, with Editors, Scouting For Girls, Amy Macdonald, Joshua Radin, Feeder and The Courteeners all performing exclusive sets on the Hard Rock stages and airing on Absolute Radio.

I Am Kloot are an English band formed in Manchester, in 1999 by John Bramwell (guitar/vocals), Peter Jobson (bass) and Andy Hargreaves (drums). The band released their debut album, Natural History, in the UK back in March 2001 on the Wall of Sound offshoot ‘We Love You’, followed by the I Am Kloot album in 2003 and Gods and Monsters in 2005 both on the Echo imprint. Their next album, I Am Kloot Play Moolah Rouge, was released on Skinny Dog Records.  Finally, Sky at Night, their 5th studio album was released on 5 July 2010 on Shepherd Moon records.

‘Hard Rock Presents Absolute Radio Sessions’ continue Hard Rock’s commitment to hosting live music events – within the last few years the likes of Melanie C, Feeder, Divine Comedy, Ocean Colour Scene and Starsailor have all played at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester – as well as amplify Absolute Radio’s commitment to delivering the best live music to its listeners.

National station Absolute Radio is all about live music – the station has broadcasted live from the Isle of Wight Festival, Hard Rock Calling, V Festival and has had more than 100 sessions in the Absolute Radio studios from the likes of Chris Martin, Kasabian and Lily Allen. For the station’s first birthday Breakfast Show DJ Christian O’Connell hosted a traffic stopping gig on Regent Street to thousands of Absolute Radio listeners creating a real moment in music history.