Preview: Jon Gomm In Leeds & Preston
One simple tweet from actor and comedian Stephen Fry three years ago was all it took for the video to Jon Gomm’s beautiful Passionflower to go viral, resulting in multiple television appearances and tours around the world. The internet is a powerful thing.
Gomm is a disciple of the great Michael Hedges, to whom his style owes a great deal but he has extended it and developed it into his own. He manages to extend the sound of his acoustic guitar playing by hitting the surface to get various drum sounds as well as various tunings to get bass and high harmonic sounds. Coupled with his soulful voice his pieces take on another dimension.
ManchesterRocks missed his recent gig here in Manchester so we are heading over the hills to excellent Brudenell Social Club in Leeds this Saturday – tickets are still available via http://jongomm.com/
Check out the video to Passionflower and be prepared to be blown away by his playing.
Tour Dates: Saturday 4th April - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Sunday 5th April - Preston, The Continental