Plus Special Guests Richie Syrett, Jimmy Holland
Wednesday, September 14th
The Castle Hotel
66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE
£6 Advance, £8 on the door
Jon Gomm will be playing at The Castle Hotel, Oldham St, Manchester on Wednesday 14th September as part of his Domestic Science European tour.
With a once-seen-never-forgotten two-handed style, both physical and complex, Jon Gomm is an incredible guitar virtuoso, using one acoustic instrument to create drum sounds, bass lines and sparkling melodies all at the same time.
The son of a music critic, musicians would often stay at the Gomm household in Blackpool on the understanding Jon would get a guitar lesson, meaning he had one-to-one tuition from blues legends like Walter Trout and Bob Brozman.
International tours have generated a huge cult following and Jon is regarded by those ‘in the know’ as one of the world’s most talented and innovative guitarists. His videos are watched thousands of times within days of appearing on Youtube, and his home-recorded debut album ‘Hypertension’ sold over ten thousand copies with no industry backing. The next album, ‘Don't Panic’, sold out on Amazon within 5 days.
His new project is The Domestic Science Series, a sequence of home-recorded singles to be released over the coming Autumn/Winter, starting on September 28th 2011. Each song has an accompanying video, made by Jon's fans, and will be available only from jongomm.com and on a Pay What You Want basis, with 10% of the proceeds going to Jon's mum's charity, The Happy House orphanage in Watamu, Kenya.
“Sheer bloody genius… sublime, impassioned songwriting”
– Sandman Magazine
“We have seen the future of acoustic guitar playing, and it is called Jon Gomm”
– Blues Matters
“One of the world's most successful, gifted and inspirational guitar players”
– Acoustic Magazine
“Once you get over the jaw dropping manoeuvres and technique, you will be rewarded with some spectacularly beautiful songs.”
– Blues & Soul magazine
“Pushes the guitar's envelope, fitting small moments of genius into each and every song.”
– The Glasgow Herald
“This guy has it all – great heartfelt vocals, inspired and original songs, and guitar playing as good as you will ever hear. The new Hendrix.”
“A one-man symphony, fusing so many different strands of music together and straddling the gulf between blues and drum’n’bass, western rock’n’roll and Asian influences to create something unique and captivating.”
– Isle Of Man Today
More information can be found by following this link.