Once you get over the jaw dropping manoeuvres and technique, you will be rewarded with some spectacularly beautiful songs.” – Blues & Soul magazine“We have seen the future of acoustic guitar playing, and it is called Jon Gomm” – Blues Matters”
Leeds-based acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, using one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and twisting melodies all at the same time.
The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead.
His live shows combine deeply personal performances and a natural wit, with a onceseen-never-forgotten two-handed guitar style, both physical and complex, producing sounds people can barely believe are coming from a humble acoustic guitar.
”Wonderful to watch. Genius.” – Stephen Fry
“I love your work and style so much. You are very special” – Jon Anderson (Yes)
“Wonderful playing and singing” – David Crosby (Crosby, Stills and Nash)“
Hands down the most amazing guitarist I have ever seen!” – Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)
Suddenly being catapulted from cult obscurity to mainstream acceptance has been a strange experience for someone so devoted to his craft, and Jon is an unlikely star and remains very much true to his roots in the acoustic circuit of the North of England.
Jon is a truly and fiercely independent artist, with his own label and no mainstream industry support, but using mostly online social networks for promotion, he has defied the odds with a huge, truly supportive fanbase resulting in headline tours from Australia, Canada and the USA to China and South Africa.
His debut CD Hypertension has sold over 50,000 copies at the time of writing, and his latest CD Don’t Panic sold out within 3 days of appearing on Amazon. His videos are watched tens of thousands of times within hours of appearing on Youtube. He is currently releasing a series of Pay What You Want singles, with a new fan-funded album Secrets Nobody Keeps out later in 2013.