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New video, with tab and Fishman pickups competition 

New vid: The Secret Of Learning To Fly Is Forgetting To Hit The Ground 

Watch it on Youtube
or on Facebook

This tune is the hardest thing I have ever written, or attempted to play, or imagined existing on a guitar. I'm curious to see if anyone else can play it, so I've transcribed the guitar tab and instructions (all nineteen pages of it) and it's available from my website, and the first person to learn it to any vaguely OK-ish standard (as judged by me) wins my complete guitar pickup system - a Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend plus a Fishman BP100, total list price over $750. Submit your entry at http://jongomm.com/win

New vid: High & Dry out today 

New vid: My cover of High And Dry by Radiohead



Watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88L0D4UFl9Q

Guitar Tab finally available for this song at http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs  Every technique is explained. It’s a complete walkthrough guide to the song.

High And Dry is the 7th video from from 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've been playing this song for the best part of two decades. For my very oldest fans and friends, this is the one they think of when they think of me, even though it's a cover. I love the song deeply. I’ve always been convinced it’s about Gene Kelly's character in the movie "Viva Kneivel!", an alcoholic ex-stunt motorcyclist. 

Performance wise, this arrangement channels Michael Hedges maybe more than anything else I've ever come up with. Not just the guitar techniques, but the vocal, even the bare feet. 

I've played it better than this, but I've played it worse. It's kinda slow: I was a bit bipolar, so I'm dragging it back, fighting myself, and I probably over-compensated. Maybe that makes it me.
 

I just wanna play you this thing...  

New video: Watch me play my song Afterglow  



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

New video Temporary out now 



Links so you can spread the love : 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diEc9TLa5M8  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jongommofficial/videos/1237274052951125/  

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. 

Get the Pay What You Want song + album here: http://jongomm.com/music Also on iTunes http://j.mp/iTunesGomm or Google Play http://j.mp/GooGom or Amazon http://j.mp/AmzGomUSA 

Guitar Tab available here: http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs Transcribed by me, with detailed notes explaining every technique.

I just uploaded a new video... 

New video out today, hope you dig it. (And if you do, please share.)
It's an instrumental tune called Stupid Blues, and it exists purely for the joy of playing.


Link: https://youtu.be/7BVUPmRiaXQ 

This is the 4th release from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series. Buy the song + album (Pay What You Want) here: http://jongomm.com/music or from iTunes http://j.mp/iTunesGomm or Google Play http://j.mp/GooGom Amazon http://j.mp/AmzGomUSA

Guitar Tab only available here: http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs Transcribed by me, with detailed notes explaining every technique.

Tour stuff.
Just Germany/Switzerland left now, then I'm taking a little break from touring while I concentrate on other stuff, including writing some new songs. (Got a few almost finished that I'm actually quite proud of. A bit.)
Feb 10 - Lagerhaus, BREMEN - DE
Feb 11 - Privatclub, BERLIN - DE
Feb 12 - Gladhaus, COTTBUS - DE
Feb 13 - Beatpol, DRESDEN - DE
Feb 15 - Ampere, MÜNCHEN - DE
Feb 16 - Franz K, REUTLINGEN - DE
Feb 17 - Cubus, BIRRHARD - CH
Feb 18 - Kiff, AARAU - CH
Feb 20 - Brotfabrik, FRANKFURT - DE
Feb 21 - Rathausdiele, SCHWEINFURT - DE
Feb 22 - Studio 672, KÖLN - DE
Feb 24 - Nochtspeicher, HAMBURG - DE
Feb 25 - Pavillion, HANNOVER - DE
Feb 26 - Tommy's Workshop, VIERSEN - DE
Feb 27 - Edith-Stein-Haus, KAISERSLAUTERN - DE
Karten / Informationen: http://jongomm.com/live-dates 

Special guests: Kugler & Waloschik http://www.kugler-waloschik.de/

Please take note: Some of these concerts are rescheduled from 2015. Check with the venue to see if your original ticket is still valid.

Hey, nice to meet you.
Thanks to everyone who came out to see me in Canada, the UK and around Asia at the end of last year. Every gig was awesome. How lucky am I? Very. Here's just a few highlights...

With the kind, hilarious genius Don Ross in Canada.
Tweet after this gig in Southampton:
"If I die today, at least I saw Jon Gomm live." :)
Bar 122 Huddersfield, a venue that's part of my DNA.
An unforgettable night at The Jazz Cafe, London.
On stage in China. Guitar + Human = Music.
Just another average day holding a press
conference in Mongolia.  O_O
The beautiful crowd at Clockenflap festival, Hong Kong.
A global audience in Shanghai. 

Another new video and more VERY exciting news soon (Argh I so wanna spill about this one thing. Soon!) In the meantime, please stay in touch with me at: 

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

Love from,
Jon
x​

I made a new album and a new video, and they're both out today... 

New video and album out today.
This song means a lot to me, so releasing it is terrifying, like a bird pushing her baby out of the nest and hoping it flies. Hope you like it. If you do, please tell somebody about it. 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKdbLhuSAyg


Get the album Live In The Acoustic Asylum, out today, Pay What You Want, from http://jongomm.com/music (or from iTunes http://j.mp/iTunesGomm but it's twice the price and I get less money). Guitar Tab available from http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs 

This is how these songs should've always sounded. Organic, warm, raw. Alive. Signed CDs also available...



Tour Dates - now with added Germany (and Switzerland)
Finally I can announce the rescheduled Germany dates I had to cancel earlier this year. Thankyou for your patience. I'm gonna be joined by my old mates Kugler & Waloschik who will be my support artists for the entire tour. 

And don't forget, the Leeds gig with Antoine Dufour is this week, and the Canada Tour with Don Ross is imminent. Some dates just announced for Asia too.

Tickets and information about every concert at http://jongomm.com/live-dates 

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 - Huddersfield, UK
October 17 - Devizes, UK
October 18 - Bristol, UK
October 20 - Milton Keynes, UK
October 21 - London, UK
October 24 - Cardiff, UK
October 25 - Newton Abbot, UK
October 27 - Southampton, UK 

November 27 – HONG KONG
November 28 – HONG KONG, TBA
November 29 – Seoul, SOUTH KOREA, TBA
December 2 – Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA
December 3 – Beijing, CHINA
December 4 – Luoyang, CHINA
December 5 – Shanghai, CHINA

February 10 - Bremen, GERMANY
February 11 - Berlin, GERMANY
February 12 - Cottbus, GERMANY
February 13 - Dresden, GERMANY
February 15 - München, GERMANY
February 16 - Reutlingen, GERMANY
February 17 - Birrhard, SWITZERLAND
February 18 - Aarau, SWITZERLAND
February 20 - Frankfurt, GERMANY
February 21 - Schweinfurt, GERMANY
February 22 - Köln, GERMANY
February 24 - Hamburg, GERMANY
February 26 - Hannover, GERMANY
February 27 - Kaiserslautern, GERMANY

Tickets and information about every concert at http://jongomm.com/live-dates 

Another dodgy new interview
I was asked "who is the most over-rated guitarist?" and I was on a bipolar day so, stupidly, I answered, and with some enthusiasm. Seriously hope the guitarist in question never hears this. Argh. Pretty funny interview with the lovely Scott Cowie, here (audio):
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/ep-75-jon-gomm/id815283888?i=350236048
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/scowiemusic/ep-75-jon-gomm

Thanks.
Thankyou SO MUCH to everyone who has watched and shared my two recent videos. Thanks to you, The Weather Machine hit 250,000 views after the first week. There's still 6 more videos in the can from the Acoustic Asylum series. My friend Owen "Passionflower" Plummer is busy editing the footage, and I'm busy transcribing the guitar tabs, and the next video will be out as soon as we can get it ready. 

Keep in touch, yeah? :)

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

Love from, 
Jon

Brand New Video 'The Weather Machine'... 

I have another brand new video for you, it's called The Weather Machine. Watch here: https://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 purist fans (sorry folks), but to me being a songwriter is sometimes about more than painting pretty pictures.

This is the second video from the album Live In The Acoustic Asylum, out September 8th. Download the song, or pre-order the full album, and Pay What You Want, here: http://jongomm.com/music Guitar tab available here: http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs

New Album Update
If you're not sure about pre-ordering the album, or need a way to convince your friends, here's quotes from some very flattering reviews it's had already: 

"These are the kind of songs only the dead could fail to be moved by." - Musical Melting Pot

"An inexplicably wondrous album that will take your breath away and leave you in a musical daze. And, even though it’s a live album, the recording quality is phenomenal so get your best headphones out, whack up the volume and shut out the world." - Mytacism Music

And thanks to twitter, my last video Gloria had these lovely endorsements from David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash), Steve Lukather (Toto), and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)...



Confessional new Interview 
I talk about the weird reality of performing with bi-polar disorder, dealing with a drunk docker on stage, and authenticity in music, in this painfully frank and honest new interview: http://www.themusicalmeltingpot.com/2015/08/12/jon-gomm-interview/  Maybe I'm too open for my own good. :/ 

Sky Arts 'Guitar Star'
UK and Ireland people might have seen me on the actual TV recently: I was invited to be a guest mentor for the semi-final of TV show Guitar Star. It seemed to me like a cool show about the craft of guitar playing, with no horrible X Factor stuff like tragic back-stories or shady contracts for the winners. The other mentors were people like Tony Iommi, Nitin Sawhney and Paco Peña, so I've no idea why they asked me!

Meeting Paco Peña was magical for me: I first heard his intensely passionate, powerful music when I checked one of his albums out of Blackpool Library when I was 12 years old. Now I have his autograph on the back of my guitar!


Tour dates and Asia shout-out
It looks like I'll be heading to Asia for dates in China, South Korea and Hong Kong at the end of 2015, and we're trying to set up more in the region. So if you know a promoter or venue (or you are one) who might want to organise a show, tell them to give me a shout! The best person to email is my awesome, long-suffering manager Natasha at info@jongomm.com 

Here's the rest of my upcoming dates, including shows with guitar geniuses Don Ross and Antoine Dufour, and some regular solo gigs.

Tickets and information about every concert at http://jongomm.com/live-dates

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 - New show!
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 

Tickets and information about every concert at http://jongomm.com/live-dates

OK, that's all my news, thanks for caring enough to read it, it means the world to me. I'll be back in touch on September 8th with another brand new video for you, and that'll be album release day too! 

In the meantime you can keep in touch with me at

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

Love from,
Jon

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: https://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/guitar-tabs
 
This is the first of nine new videos from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum sessions. 

This 9 track album consists of audio from the live performances filmed for the Acoustic Asylum videos. The tracks are all new and improved performances of fan favourites and hidden gems from my old records. Pre order the album NOW at http://jongomm.com/music. It's only £3.99 (around 6 bucks), but please pay more if you want to. :)

Upcoming Tour Dates...
If there's nothing close to you: I'm working on it. I've played on every continent, I'm aiming for every country. But for now, maybe there's something close to a friend who you can recommend me to? Oh, and the rescheduled Germany dates will be announced very very soon!

Tickets and information about every concert at http://jongomm.com/live-dates

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
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

Tickets and information about every concert at http://jongomm.com/live-dates


OK, that's it for now. I'll be back in touch in 3 weeks, when the next video goes live!
Thanks for giving a monkeys about an independent musician. There's no record label or corporate backing, every time you share my videos or buy my music, you are supporting me directly. Thanks thanks thanks. 

Love from,
Jon


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