"Once you get over the jaw dropping manoeuvres and technique, you will be rewarded with some spectacularly beautiful songs.” Blues & Soul
One of the world's most successful, gifted and inspirational guitar players” Acoustic Magazine
Jon Gomm, from Leeds, is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and twisting melodies all at the same time. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead.
His live shows combine deeply personal performances and a natural wit, with a two-handed guitar style, both physical and complex, producing sounds people barely believe are coming from a humble acoustic guitar.
He wrote his first song at the age of six, and was soon accompanying his father, a music critic, to gigs. Touring musicians would often stay at the Gomm household on the understanding Jon would get a guitar lesson, meaning he had one-to-one instruction from such blues legends as BB King and Jack Bruce (Cream).
“Wonderful to watch. Genius.” Stephen Fry
“I love your work and style so much. You are very special” Jon Anderson (Yes)
“Wonderful playing and singing” David Crosby (Crosby, Stills and Nash)
“Hands down the most amazing guitarist I have ever seen!” Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)