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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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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… Read more

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… Read more

New Video / Single / Album out TODAY! 

Hello everyone,

I'm really happy to announce that Secrets Nobody Keeps is out today, and so is my first new Youtube video for nearly 2 years!

The song is called Telepathy, watch it here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9b29phQz_I

Thanks to all the Pledgers and everybody else on social networks and in real life whose relentless support and enthusiasm has kept me going through making this album.PLEASE use your power by sharing this video on your facebook or twitter, or just telling your friends about it. You didRead more
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  • I like to think I'm slowly whittling the guitar to it's essential core, like a Giacometti sculpture.
    I like to think I'm slowly whittling the guitar to it's essential core, like a Giacometti sculpture.
  • Proof that I do, sometimes, smile on stage. :)
    Proof that I do, sometimes, smile on stage. :)
  • On a jukebox in Liverpool. Yay! "Now playing: Taylor Swift." Curses, foiled again by my arch nemesis. We will meet again, Swift, and I will not be so merciful.
    On a jukebox in Liverpool. Yay! "Now playing: Taylor Swift." Curses, foiled again by my arch nemesis. We will meet again, Swift, and I will not be so merciful.
  • Thanks Heinsberg for having this tattooed thumping wailing monster at your classical music festival. We reached across musical boundaries and connected, it was beautiful. (You know you're at a classical festival when the word 'fortissimo' is used during soundcheck.)
    Thanks Heinsberg for having this tattooed thumping wailing monster at your classical music festival. We reached across musical boundaries and connected, it was beautiful. (You know you're at a classical festival when the word 'fortissimo' is used during soundcheck.)
  • Practising for my gig* tomorrow in Heinsberg, Germany, while wearing my favourite T-shirt, bought for me by my dad at a gig in 1990. I'm hoping to get to meet Mr Satriani when he's on tour here in the Autumn. *Info about my gig: http://www.guitar-festival.com/
    Practising for my gig* tomorrow in Heinsberg, Germany, while wearing my favourite T-shirt, bought for me by my dad at a gig in 1990. I'm hoping to get to meet Mr Satriani when he's on tour here in the Autumn. *Info about my gig: http://www.guitar-festival.com/
  • Not gonna lie, having a third arm is pretty "handy".
    Not gonna lie, having a third arm is pretty "handy".
  • I made some art. (I mean: I did this painting. To go with some videos. Videos which have music. I made all the arts!)
    I made some art. (I mean: I did this painting. To go with some videos. Videos which have music. I made all the arts!)
  • My favourite thing anyone has ever said about my music.
    My favourite thing anyone has ever said about my music.
  • Rescheduled UK dates. Please share with your friends who are less musically astute than you are, and need your help.
    Rescheduled UK dates. Please share with your friends who are less musically astute than you are, and need your help.
  • The one question I am most often asked is "How long have you been playing guitar?" Here's the answer.... :D
    The one question I am most often asked is "How long have you been playing guitar?" Here's the answer.... :D
  • If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
    If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
  • So, three months of touring, broken up by family health crises and hospital visits, is over. Natasha and I can't quite believe we made it back on the road and finished the tour, but the size and beautifulness of the audiences waiting for us proved we'd made the right choice. ALL THE POSTPONED GIGS WILL BE RESCHEDULED ASAP! Sadly this means the proposed USA tour might have to wait till 2016. But those people with tickets for gigs that never happened have to be my priority.
    So, three months of touring, broken up by family health crises and hospital visits, is over. Natasha and I can't quite believe we made it back on the road and finished the tour, but the size and beautifulness of the audiences waiting for us proved we'd made the right choice. ALL THE POSTPONED GIGS WILL BE RESCHEDULED ASAP! Sadly this means the proposed USA tour might have to wait till 2016. But those people with tickets for gigs that never happened have to be my priority.
  • Thanks Leeds. Hope you felt something, I sure did. Tag yourself! Thanks Nath and Pat and Trev and everyone at The Brudenell. 
One gig left on this run. :( Tonight in Preston, Lancashire.
    Thanks Leeds. Hope you felt something, I sure did. Tag yourself! Thanks Nath and Pat and Trev and everyone at The Brudenell. One gig left on this run. :( Tonight in Preston, Lancashire.
  • Loveliest thing to see when you arrive backstage at your hometown venue. :)
    Loveliest thing to see when you arrive backstage at your hometown venue. :)
  • I think The Guardian have nailed their description of my music! :D Leeds tonight...
    I think The Guardian have nailed their description of my music! :D Leeds tonight...
  • 10 million youtube hits or whatever, but what really nourishes my soul and makes me feel like a valid human is the reaction of a live audience. I make the air we are sharing vibrate with sound, and together we resonate with emotion, and it feels glorious.
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Thanks Newcastle, Sheffield and Hebden. Two dates left on this tour: Leeds and Preston. The postponed dates will be rescheduled as soon as my feet hit the ground. :)
    10 million youtube hits or whatever, but what really nourishes my soul and makes me feel like a valid human is the reaction of a live audience. I make the air we are sharing vibrate with sound, and together we resonate with emotion, and it feels glorious. // Thanks Newcastle, Sheffield and Hebden. Two dates left on this tour: Leeds and Preston. The postponed dates will be rescheduled as soon as my feet hit the ground. :)
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