Jon Gomm

Available for UK, Ireland and overseas Festivals, and Irish tour dates 2022. 

“Wonderful playing and singing”David Crosby (Crosby, Stills and Nash)

 

Jon Gomm, based in Yorkshire in the UK, is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses 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, emotive performances and a natural wit, with a once seen, never forgotten two-handed guitar style, both physical and complex, producing sounds people can barely believe are coming from a humble acoustic guitar.

Jon first laid his hands on a guitar at the age of two (actually it was a ukulele – his parents couldn’t find a guitar small enough). Nowadays, Jon tours worldwide. In January 2012 his song Passionflower went viral online, with the video passing 6 million hits, resulting in national TV appearances in the UK, Portugal, Holland, Brazil and Turkey.

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.

His debut CD Hypertension has sold over 50,000 copies at the time of writing, and his second CD Don’t Panic sold out within 3 days of appearing on Amazon. His videos are watched tens of thousands of times within minutes of appearing on Youtube, and in 2021 he was voted ‘The Best Acoustic Guitarist In The World’ by the readers of Music Radar Magazine.

 

“Hands down the most amazing guitarist I have ever seen!” Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) 

“Every single member of the audience fell into reverential silence, mesmerised by the man on the stage baring his soul with such power and authenticity. The self-effacing brilliance with which he creates a uniquely rich and layered texture of sounds is breathtaking.” Qmunicate magazine (UK)