I'm playing out this spring. UK test subjects needed for the unsafe experimental trials of new songs (and plenty of old ones obviously). Check the Live Dates page for all the info.
Support Artists Wanted...
I've decided to throw open the support slots for the gigs to local musicians. I know how hard it is to get on good shows in your own city, because so many are sewn up by national agencies, sometimes on a pay-to-play basis. FTS.
1) Choose your closest city
2) Find the facebook Event: Search facebook for “jon gomm live in [city]”, or click the link below
3) On the Event page, post a link to a piece of your work on youtube/soundcloud, and a contact email address
4) Please ask your friends to Like your post!
I will listen to as many entries as humanly possible starting at the top of the Event page, and choose one. Solo artists, bands, poets, comedians, magicians... anything welcome. :)
May 02 - Chester facebook event
May 04 - Newcastle facebook event
May 05 - Glasgow facebook event
May 12 - Manchester facebook event
May 14 - Bristol facebook event
May 15 - Nottingham facebook event
May 17 - Birmingham facebook event
May 19 - London facebook event
May 22 - Brighton facebook event
May 24 - Milton Keynes facebook event
May 27 - Liverpool facebook event
June 02 - Leeds facebook event
Smallprint: My choice will be subject to agreement by my manager, my booking agent, the promoter of the concert and the venue. The support artist will then have to agree any and all terms with the promoter of the show. I reserve the right to withdraw the show at any time. Basically this is fun for me, hopefully a great experience for them, and helps me get the word out with local musos that the gig is happening. :)
Latest News From The Blog...
There's an interview with me, and another one with George Lowden about the designing and building of my signature model guitar. And there's a lesson, with some of my riffs transcribed. If you missed it, you can still buy a copy here.
And I'm also very grateful to be the first ever acoustic artist on the cover of Guitar Interactive magazine. In this one, there's 5 videos of me playing songs on my signature model, including an unplugged (i.e. recorded straight into a microphone) version of my old instrumental tune Topeka, which I'm really happy with. And there's a really in depth review of the guitar too.
Happy reading, don't get a paper cut.
You've never heard an acoustic trip-hop song with an eight-finger-tapping solo before, or if you have then I quit. I can’t tell you what this song is about because it’s pure sleaze and my mum will see this.
If you like it, share it. The internet needs you right now. Drown out the bickering with music.
Link for sharing on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jongommofficial/videos/1428787377133124/
Link for sharing everywhere else: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGur18OFXZ4
Get the Guitar Tab from http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs Every technique is explained. It’s a complete walkthrough guide to the song.
Afterglow is the 6th video from from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series. Get the song and album and Pay What You Want from http://jongomm.com/music Also on iTunes http://j.mp/iTunesGomm or Google Play http://j.mp/GooGom or Amazon http://j.mp/AmzGomUSA
I'm bursting with pride to finally announce that the Jon Gomm Hybrid Top Signature model is now available from Lowden Guitars.
It's much more than just a replica of Wilma, my beloved Lowden. It's a guitar with every aspect tailored specifically for the modern player, including the world's first spruce and cedar layered soundboard which I've dubbed the Hybrid Top, for added resilience and epic, deep, powerful tone. I REALLY REALLY LOVE THIS GUITAR!
Register your interest at http://jongomm.com/guitar to get free stuff and find out more.
Links so you can spread the love :
Temporary is the 5th release from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series. The lyrics are blurry, flickering childhood memories of being with my mum at a really difficult time in our lives. The message, if there is one, is: Emotions pass. So, this one’s for my empowering and inspirational friend, Elizabeth Gomm.
Guitar Tab available here: http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs Transcribed by me, with detailed notes explaining every technique.