BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

24 September 2014

BBC Homepage

Local BBC Sites

Neighbouring Sites

Related BBC Sites


Contact Us

About Us

You are in: London > Radio > 94.9 Information > About Us > Von Kleet

Von Kleet

Von Kleet

Von Kleet

Taking their "zany, drug-fuelled antics" (they once drank so much Guinness the pub had to change the barrel...) to the next level, Von Kleet ascend from the Costa Del Croydon to hit the airwaves...

For a long time there was only Croydon-based multi instrumentalist Kleet. Penning, recording and mixing demos on his tod and playing live gigs on a purely acoustic basis.

Then he grew into a three-piece, joined by Chris on drums and backing vocals and Lord Eve on bass, with live shows now able to reflect the diversity of his compositions.

The first track selected for our London Calling feature, Moonlight Walking, is a gentle lament, or so Von Kleet would lull you into believing (the song stands up perfectly well as that).

But arrive at the second verse and an attention-grabbing tempo change immediately makes you sit up and take notice.

dynamic trio

With vocals that possess the softness of Trembling Blue Stars' Bobby Wratton, Kleet also proves ballsy enough to hold his own in the more rocky sections of Funny Way, which we also featured on the show.

Von Kleet

Von Kleet live

Fans of indie with a dollop of pop, Von Kleet include the Police, Nirvana and Madness among their influences and name Embarrassment by Camden's finest as one song they'd love to cover. Failing that, Westlife's version of Uptown Girl comes a close second, apparently.

Currently racking up the gig count, Von Kleet tell us about  their recent performance in Sussex, where the locals were, and we quote, "well up for it!" Kleet describes the landlord as, "a spitting image of Bill Murray. He didn't say a single word ... weird."

Although we can't promise anything quite like that, we can assure you there'll be lots more shows on the cards. For the full Von Kleet diary, check their MySpace, myspace.com/vonkleet, or website, www.www.vonkleet.com (see links, right).

last updated: 21/02/2008 at 17:15
created: 27/02/2007

You are in: London > Radio > 94.9 Information > About Us > Von Kleet

Podcast

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Podcast

[an error occurred while processing this directive]


About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy