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Brand New Video 'The Weather Machine'... 

I have another brand new video for you, it's called The Weather Machine. Watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kph8r0Rh6M8 

Pleeeeease share it with your friends (if you like it), to help me get this music into as many ears as possible, and hopefully continue my lifelong mission of not getting a real job.  
 
The lyrics tell an allegorical tale mocking Western anti-terror propaganda. Musically it's a metal-heavy Arabic-influenced onslaught. It might offend the sensibilities of some of my acoustic… Read more

New video out today! Plus new album pre-order + tour dates... 

Hey! Wanna watch my new video?
Gloria is probably my most requested song at gigs, it's about my first girlfriend from when I was 16. This performance is 100% live and organic. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl1sbRi9tRs 
 


Please share it if you like it, it really matters. Most people only know about my music because of you sharing my videos with your friends.
 
Pay What You Want single and album pre-order available here: http://jongomm.com/music. Guitar Tab available here: http://jongomm.com/guitaRead more

Guest Mentor on Sky Arts Guitar Star 

Watch me on the actual TV tonight: I'm Guest Mentor for the semi-final of Guitar Star, on Sky Arts at 8pm (UK and Ireland).


It's a cool show about the craft of guitar playing, with no horrible X Factor stuff like tragic dead grandma back-stories or shady contracts for the winners. The other mentors are people like Tony Iommi, Nitin Sawhney and Paco Peña, so god knows why they asked me!

P.S. Thanks to my mum for ironing my shirt specially for the filming. 

I made nine new videos, first one drops next month. And I'm releasing the audio as an album. Brace everything. 

Announcement! Live In The Acoustic Asylum video series and album  
July 28th 2015 - first video and Pay What You Want* single, plus album pre-orders available
August 18th 2015 - second video and Pay What You Want* single
September 8th 2015 - third video and album release

Singles will be Pay What You Want, minimum £0.20 (that's about $0.30). The album will be £3.99 (about $6), but you can pay more if you want. Think of it this way: the minimum price covers the costs of making the video/album. Any more… Read more

Rescheduled UK Dates... 

So you might know that I had a crazy year so far. I was out on tour in Germany, and after 2 gigs I had to rush home to look after my wife, who'd been taken into hospital. Driving home from Munich to Leeds (via a motorway motel and a ferry), abandoning a tour to see a sick loved one, was not a nice experience. 

Then the UK tour was immediately afterwards. We made the decision to go for it, and all was going well. Sadly, however, we had to use our day off to go back into hospital, and Natasha was told she… Read more

I made a new video. Plus news, tour dates... 

I have a NEW video!
This one's all about the fat groove, it's called Dance Of The Last Rhino.
Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOofWEjNInc If you're into it, pleeeeeease share it with your friends. Without online sharing, I'd still be playing pretend gigs in my bedroom to my stuffed toys. 

Get the Guitar Tab at http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs

To try to entice some new fans to take the plunge and actually buy something, I've made the song available for a penny, only from http://jongomm.com/downRead more

Road memories #1 - African Township Adventure 

My story of diverting my South Africa tour into a township. See what happened....

While I was on tour in South Africa last year, we drove from the airport to our hotel in swanky downtown Cape Town. The drive takes you past some huge townships, which are basically slums - living conditions for most people are not great. People may have no running water, no electricity, no floor even; A large family lives in a one-room shack made of found materials with a dirt floor, and one chemical portable toilet to share… Read more

UK and Ireland Gigs incoming! 


PRESS RELEASE: Jon Gomm On Home Soil

Singer-songwriter and youtube guitar hero Jon Gomm is taking a break from his international touring commitments to play a few intimate shows around the British Isles.  He released his latest album Secrets Nobody Keeps last year, with songs described as "masterpieces inflected with tribal rhythms, pop melodic sense and Gomm’s flowing, draped over vocals that would surely make even Eric Clapton blush." Since the release he's been busy traversing the globe, with tours… Read more

New video "Everything" released today, plus tour news... 

I made a new video. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmWQXknDE88



The song is called Everything and it's the 3rd single from my latest album, Secrets Nobody Keeps. It's a twisted love song. It's about obsession, really. It's the song I had the most comments about from the album, which really surprised me, just because it's so prog - nearly ten minutes long, two time signatures, shreddy guitar solo, even cameo appearances from other songs...

If you like it, please share it by posting it on… Read more

Brazil Tour April 2014 

Olá amigos, estou chegando ao Brasil. Aqui terão todas as informações sobre a tour. Avisem a todos seus amigos, familiares, colegas e até mesmo papagaio e cachorro. :)



03 Abril: Workshop de violão, EM&T Sao Paolo
08 Abril: Bourbon Street, Sao Paulo
10 Abril: Manifesto , São Paulo
11 Abril: Workshop de violão, Passo Fundo
12 Abril: Teatro Castro Mendes, Campinas
18 Abril: Sunset Pousada Lun-Mar, Fernando de Noronha
19 Abril: Paradisus, Fernando de Noronha

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  • Practising in the park.
    Practising in the park.
  • Because sometimes you just have to make totally sure your guitar strings are muted.
    Because sometimes you just have to make totally sure your guitar strings are muted.
  • I'd like to thank JMW Turner for the sky above my street tonight.
    I'd like to thank JMW Turner for the sky above my street tonight.
  • Here's my shows for the next couple of months, around the UK and Canada, including a special one-off gig with Antoine Dufour​​ in my hometown, Leeds. After these I'm heading to China, South Korea, Hong Kong, and according to the subject of an email sitting in my inbox... "MONGOLIA IS CONFIRMED". My life isn't like other people's. 
Venue info and tickets for every gig at jongomm.com.

September 10 - Jon Gomm & Antoine Dufour - LEEDS, UK
September 12 - London Acoustic Guitar Show (Live Stage)
September 13 - London Acoustic Guitar Show (Masterclass)
September 18-20 - Guitar Weekend with Don Ross - Port Hope, CANADA
September 19 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Port Hope, CANADA
September 20 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Toronto, CANADA
September 22 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Québec City, CANADA
September 24 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - London, CANADA
September 25 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Kitchener, CANADA
September 26 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Calgary, CANADA
September 27 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Vancouver, CANADA
September 30 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Victoria, CANADA 
October 15 - solo show - Huddersfield, UK
October 17 - solo show - Devizes, UK
October 18 - solo show - Bristol, UK
October 20 - solo show - Milton Keynes, UK
October 21 - solo show - London, UK
October 24 - solo show - Cardiff, UK
October 25 - solo show - Newton Abbot, UK
October 27 - solo show - Southampton, UK 
Venue info and tickets for every gig at jongomm.com.
    Here's my shows for the next couple of months, around the UK and Canada, including a special one-off gig with Antoine Dufour​​ in my hometown, Leeds. After these I'm heading to China, South Korea, Hong Kong, and according to the subject of an email sitting in my inbox... "MONGOLIA IS CONFIRMED". My life isn't like other people's. Venue info and tickets for every gig at jongomm.com. September 10 - Jon Gomm & Antoine Dufour - LEEDS, UK September 12 - London Acoustic Guitar Show (Live Stage) September 13 - London Acoustic Guitar Show (Masterclass) September 18-20 - Guitar Weekend with Don Ross - Port Hope, CANADA September 19 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Port Hope, CANADA September 20 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Toronto, CANADA September 22 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Québec City, CANADA September 24 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - London, CANADA September 25 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Kitchener, CANADA September 26 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Calgary, CANADA September 27 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Vancouver, CANADA September 30 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Victoria, CANADA October 15 - solo show - Huddersfield, UK October 17 - solo show - Devizes, UK October 18 - solo show - Bristol, UK October 20 - solo show - Milton Keynes, UK October 21 - solo show - London, UK October 24 - solo show - Cardiff, UK October 25 - solo show - Newton Abbot, UK October 27 - solo show - Southampton, UK Venue info and tickets for every gig at jongomm.com.
  • My new video The Weather Machine just went live. Check it out, and pleeease share it if you like it. :)
    My new video The Weather Machine just went live. Check it out, and pleeease share it if you like it. :)
  • Transcribing my own music is almost hard as playing the f***ing stuff. It'll be ready for the next video release on Tuesday next week, and it will be perfect, dammit.
    Transcribing my own music is almost hard as playing the f***ing stuff. It'll be ready for the next video release on Tuesday next week, and it will be perfect, dammit.
  • Me with flamenco legend Paco Peña at the Guitar Star shoot. I first heard his intensely passionate, powerful music when I checked one of his albums out of Blackpool Library when I was 12. 
And now I have his autograph on the back of my guitar! That we were both "mentors" is hard to grasp. He's Yoda, I'm still wondering if the R2 unit I just bought was stolen.
    Me with flamenco legend Paco Peña at the Guitar Star shoot. I first heard his intensely passionate, powerful music when I checked one of his albums out of Blackpool Library when I was 12. And now I have his autograph on the back of my guitar! That we were both "mentors" is hard to grasp. He's Yoda, I'm still wondering if the R2 unit I just bought was stolen.
  • Self-portrait. The lazer beam strings are my favourite bit. It's for the artwork for the Live In The Acoustic Asylum album (pre-order now exclusively at jongomm dot com).
    Self-portrait. The lazer beam strings are my favourite bit. It's for the artwork for the Live In The Acoustic Asylum album (pre-order now exclusively at jongomm dot com).
  • My new video 'Gloria' got the seal of approval from David Crosby, Tommy Lee and Steve Lukather. (If you missed it, watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/jongomm ) 
The internet can be pretty awesome sometimes. Now we just need to form a band. Problem is, someone out of me, Steve or Croz is gonna have to play bass...
    My new video 'Gloria' got the seal of approval from David Crosby, Tommy Lee and Steve Lukather. (If you missed it, watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/jongomm ) The internet can be pretty awesome sometimes. Now we just need to form a band. Problem is, someone out of me, Steve or Croz is gonna have to play bass...
  • I made a new video! Please share it if you like it, it really matters. Most people only know about my music because of you sharing my videos with your friends. Pay What You Want song and guitar tab exclusively from jongomm.com
    I made a new video! Please share it if you like it, it really matters. Most people only know about my music because of you sharing my videos with your friends. Pay What You Want song and guitar tab exclusively from jongomm.com
  • I'm releasing the first video from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series this coming Tuesday! Which song will it be...? Meanwhile, the lovely folks at the London Acoustic Guitar Show have asked me to remind you to get your tickets before they all disappear. Other performers include country legend Albert Lee and bluegrass/metal renegades Steve'n'Seagulls. Not too shabby.
    I'm releasing the first video from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series this coming Tuesday! Which song will it be...? Meanwhile, the lovely folks at the London Acoustic Guitar Show have asked me to remind you to get your tickets before they all disappear. Other performers include country legend Albert Lee and bluegrass/metal renegades Steve'n'Seagulls. Not too shabby.
  • Watch me on the actual TV tonight: I'm Guest Mentor for the semi-final of Guitar Star, on Sky Arts at 8pm (UK and Ireland). It's a cool show about the craft of guitar playing, with no horrible X Factor stuff like tragic dead grandma back-stories or shady contracts for the winners. The other mentors are people like Tony Iommi, Nitin Sawhney and Paco Peña, so god knows why they asked me!
    Watch me on the actual TV tonight: I'm Guest Mentor for the semi-final of Guitar Star, on Sky Arts at 8pm (UK and Ireland). It's a cool show about the craft of guitar playing, with no horrible X Factor stuff like tragic dead grandma back-stories or shady contracts for the winners. The other mentors are people like Tony Iommi, Nitin Sawhney and Paco Peña, so god knows why they asked me!
  • Thrilled to be not only returning to play in my beloved Canada, but that I'll be sharing the stage with the almighty Don Ross​​, perhaps the most influential acoustic guitarist in the world and a personal hero of mine. PLEASE share this poster with any Canadians you know. We're pretty much relying on word of mouth to promote this tour. No pressure, eh. :)
    Thrilled to be not only returning to play in my beloved Canada, but that I'll be sharing the stage with the almighty Don Ross​​, perhaps the most influential acoustic guitarist in the world and a personal hero of mine. PLEASE share this poster with any Canadians you know. We're pretty much relying on word of mouth to promote this tour. No pressure, eh. :)
  • My cat's hide and seek skills need work.
    My cat's hide and seek skills need work.
  • Awesome new sticker on my guitar case, courtesy of my friend Roby, all ready for my flight to Austria.
    Awesome new sticker on my guitar case, courtesy of my friend Roby, all ready for my flight to Austria.
  • Fighting my insecurity, listening to the recordings for the Live In The Acoustic Asylum videos/album. It's like staring at yourself in a mirror, every flaw so familiar and obvious. Especially with these totally live recordings. It feels like you're in the room with me while I'm playing. 
I think it sounds actually OK. I did my best. :) More info on the coming release here: http://j.mp/JonGommNEWS
    Fighting my insecurity, listening to the recordings for the Live In The Acoustic Asylum videos/album. It's like staring at yourself in a mirror, every flaw so familiar and obvious. Especially with these totally live recordings. It feels like you're in the room with me while I'm playing. I think it sounds actually OK. I did my best. :) More info on the coming release here: http://j.mp/JonGommNEWS
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