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Jann Klose to Tour Ireland and England

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Pop singer-songwriter Jann Klose will be performing in Ireland and the UK this August.

He performs one show in Galway and two shows in Dublin on the 4th and 5th of August, and then heads over to London, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Liverpool, and Cambridge.

Along the way he'll be performing on local radio and making new friends, and meeting up with “old" acquaintances. Jann toured the UK in the Midlands and London in July 2008.

Jann Klose's album Reverie is continuing to build momentum. The album has already become a critical favorite in regional America.

....becoming a minor hit.
LA Weekly

Heard on over 110 radio stations worldwide, including Sirius XM Radio in the U.S., the BBC in the U.K. and most recently, Prambors Radio in Indonesia. George Graham just included Reveriein his list of Best CDs of 2008 alongside Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy and Peter Gabriel. Mr. Graham produces the longest running Adult Contemporary Radio show on WVIA FM in Pennsylvania.

Since the release of the album, Jann has opened for Acoustic Strawbs, Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root and rising jam band Old School Freight Train. He performed with Renaissance's Annie Haslam and John Tout at the Sellersville Theater as well as with Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart and Roger McGuinn at the Martin Guitar 175th anniversary concert. This winter and spring, Jann and his band supported Elliott Murphy on tours of the East and West Coast. The two are planning on more shows together later this year. Hits Magazine's Roy Trakin calls Jann a “promising opening act."

In addition to radio airplay and extensive touring over 100 shows in 2008 alone, Jann and his band have been receiving positive press for Reverie.

Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may well be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.
The Washington Post

Born in Germany and raised in Africa, Jann Klose brings an element of world music to his adult-contemporary pop-rock. His latest record Reverie offers songs of thoughtful introspection and longing. Rich arrangements feature orchestral strings, jazzy horns and old-world accordion in addition to the standard bass, drums and guitar. Highlights include the melancholy 'Mother Said, Father Said' and Latin-flavored “Clouds."
Performing Songwriter

Reverie was recorded at Hoboken, New Jersey’s renowned Water Music Studios. It was produced by Jann Klose with Stewart Lerman (Dar Williams, Antony and the Johnsons, The Aviator Soundtrack); engineered by James Frazee (Spiderman 3, The Hold Steady) and mastered by Dominick Maita (Fall Out Boy, Bryan Ferry, Plain White T's).

The album features musicians Chris Marolf (upright bass), Lars Potteiger (keys, accordion), Patrick Carmichael (drums) and Leah Potteiger (violin). Additional musicians on the album include: Pedro da Silva (Portuguese guitar), Megan Marolf (oboe), Ryan Scott (electric guitar), Dan Brantigan (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Doug Hinrichs (percussion).

Born in Mannheim, Germany, raised in Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa, Jann spent his teenage years in Hamburg, Germany before coming to Cleveland, Ohio as an exchange student. He returned to Germany to fulfill mandatory civil service, and then relocated to Northeast Ohio, where he studied voice with Emmy winner David Gooding, sang in the Cleveland Opera Chorus, and released two CDs on local label G21 Records (1997's ENOUGH SAID and 1999's THE STRANGEST THING).

In 2000 Jann relocated to New York. He has since performed in Broadway touring companies of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and JEKYLL & HYDE as well as a regional production of THE WHO'S TOMMY. Songs from his 2003 EP BLACK BOX, produced by Grammy winner Marlon Graves, were licensed to the Warner Bros. DVD Dead Broke, featuring Paul Sorvino, car maker SAAB’s 60th Anniversary CD in France and Prambors Hits 3 in Indonesia. Jann now resides in the Bronx, New York.

Upcoming Tour Dates (please confirm and check for updates)

August 4 Flirt FM Radio, Galway Ireland
August 4 Roisin Dubh Pub & Music Venue, Galway, Ireland
August 5 The Hard Rock Cafe, Dublin Ireland
August 5 The Zodiac Sessions, Bruxelles Bar, Dublin Ireland
August 7 Cavendish Arms, London, UK
August 8 The Regal Room at Distillers, London UK
August 10 BBC Radio, West Midlands UK
August 10 The Yardbird, Birmingham UK
August 12 Tin Angel, Coventry UK
August 13 BBC-Leicester, Leicester, UK
August 13 Takeover Radio, Leicester, UK
August 13 The Musician Sundae Fringe Fest w/ Jersey Budd, Leicester UK
August 14 BBC Radio, Merseyside/Liverpool UK
August 15 Borders, Liverpool UK
August 15 The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool UK
August 16 CB2, Cambridge UK w/ The Fancy Toys and Tom Copson

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