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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

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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 your social networks or forwarding this email to someone. :)
 
The song, album and guitar Tab are all available from: http://jongomm.com/store (or other inferior shops like iTunes and Amazon)

Tour Stuff:
Coming up I have tours in Brazil, UK, and Ireland, and we're plotting a trip to Canada in the Summer so please get in touch if you want me to play somewhere.

April 3 - Guitar Workshop - São Paulo , BRAZIL - EM&T Escola de música e Tecnologia
April 8 - São Paulo, BRAZIL - Bourbon Street
April 10 - São Paulo, BRAZIL - Manifesto
April 11 - Guitar Workshop - Passo Fundo, BRAZIL - Centro de Ensino Musical
April 12 - Recife Jazz Festival, BRAZIL - CANCELLED
April - Campinas, BRAZIL TBC - Teatro Castro Mendes
April 18 - Fernando de Noronha, BRAZIL - Sunset Pousada Lun-Mar
April 19 - Fernando de Noronha, BRAZIL - Paradisus
May 7 - Zagreb, CROATIA - Green Gold Acoustic Guitar Festival
May 16 - Secrets Nobody Keeps "Play The Album" Concert, London, UK - 100 Club
May 17 - Secrets Nobody Keeps "Play The Album" Concert, Leeds, UK - Holy Trinity Church
May 21 - Galway, Ireland
May 23 - Dublin, Ireland
May 24 - Cork, Ireland
May 27 - Chester, UK  - Telfords Warehouse
May 29 - Clitheroe, UK - The Grand
May 31 - The Acoustic Festival of Britain, UK -  Uttoxeter Racecourse
June 3 - Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
June 4 - Milton Keynes, UK  - The Crauford Arms, Wolverton
June 5 - Maidstone, UK - The Rafters
July 2 - Mikulov Guitar Festival, Czech Republic  
July 13 - "Avebury Rocks", Marlborough, UK
August 1 - August 3 - Canadian Guitar Festival,  Kingston, Canada
August 14 - Hersbruck, GERMANY - The 15th International Guitar Festival
September 19 - September 20 - Clonakilty Guitar Festival, Ireland
October 10 - Vienna Fingerstyle Festival, AUSTRIA     
October 11 - Guitar Workshop, Vienna, AUSTRIA 

Other business:
You can now get Jon Gomm Signature Strings from Newtone. They are handmade in the UK, and they're super heavy (and therefore a little more expensive, as they use almost twice as much materials to make!) You can get them here: http://bit.ly/GomString

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As you can see, I've had loads of adventures already this year, but too much and too random for this email. The best way to follow my musical doings and global wanderings is to be friends with me in one of these places:

Facebook : http://facebook.com/jongommofficial
Twitter : http://twitter.com/jongomm
Instagram : http://instagram.com/jongomm
Google Plus : https://plus.google.com/+JonGommMusic


THANKYOU so much for being interested in my music. See you on Earth, or on the internet, or both.

Love from,
Jon

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

Obtenha mais informações de jongomm.com “Live Dates”

Special Play The Album UK gigs 

I'm gonna be performing the whole of Secrets Nobody Keeps at two very special UK gigs - in Leeds and London - in May. I've specially chosen the venues to make the gigs super-intimate and atmospherey. I've never performed some of the songs live before, so it'll be a unique experience for those who manage to get a ticket. 

Friday May 16th 2014 at The 100 Club, Oxford St, London: TICKETS
Saturday May 17th 2014 at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds (near Leeds City Train Station):
TICKETS

Be there or B². 

Win 5 sets of Jon Gomm™ Signature Guitar Strings! 

I'm really proud to announce that my favourite strings are now officially available as a Jon Gomm Signature set! Handmade in Derbyshire by Newtone. These are my personal super-heavy gauge specially chosen after years of experimentation to have a really easy tension at low tunings, and to give a tone that is warm and soulful. 

I tune my guitar a tone below concert pitch, and quite often much lower than that. With these strings that brings out a warmth and character completely different to the usual twangy, trebley steel-string guitar tone. Or maybe if your voice has dropped in pitch over time, these strings could be the answer to your prayers! And because of the heavy gauge (14-68) and low tension I have never broken one of these strings on a gig, ever.

To order some for yourself, just email Neil at info@newtonestrings.com - they are handmade to order, so they might take a few weeks to arrive. 

To win 5 sets of Jon Gomm Signature Newtone Strings, just email your name and phone number to strings@jongomm.com  

If you don't want to be added to my emailing list please write "unsubscribe" as the subject. I only send out 3 or 4 emails per year on average. Lazy, huh?
Competition closes Feb 22nd 2014. I promise your personal details will not be shared with ANYONE ever.


New Video 'Wukan Motorcycle Kid' Released Today 

My brand new video/single Wukan Motorcycle Kid is out today. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--r3EdSICdM


Please share it if you like it. :)

This is the second single from the new album Secrets Nobody Keeps. The song, album, guitar tab, signed CDs and gift packs are available now from http://jongomm.com/store Order now for Xmas delivery!

Album also on iTunes: http://bit.ly/iT-Gomm and Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/gomm-UK and pretty much every other online music store.

The song is about the Wukan Uprising of 2011, and today marks 2 years since the death of Xue Jinbo. To find out more, read the youtube video description or websearch "Siege Of Wukan".

Thankyou for keeping on supporting my guitartistic endeavours. Seriously, thanks, if it wasn't for you I'd be sitting at home playing to my cat, and he really prefers techno.

Love from,
Jon


P.S. I have a rare guitar clinic coming up in Leeds, UK, in February. This link gets you cheaper tickets (24) :
http://musicnationleeds.com/events/jon-gomm-acoustic-guitar-masterclass/teacher-deal

Oh, and P.P.S. I'm in Total Guitar magazine this month, I did a guest video lesson on slappy-tappy guitaring. Available throughout Europe.
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