When most people look at an acoustic guitar, they see exactly that – a wooden box with strings. As one of the pioneers of the modern fingerstyle sound, however, Jon Gomm has a rare gift for turning one instrument into what feels like an entire orchestra.
There is a chance to see the amazing performer at the Brindley Theatre on Thursday 16 December.
The Blackpool-born singer-songwriter’s 2003 home-recorded debut, Hypertension, was nothing short of a musical revelation: drumming beats, tapping chords and striking harmonics on his acoustic underneath that warm, soulful voice.
Things changed for Jon with landmark single Passionflower, racking up millions of views on YouTube and other media platforms in 2012
Follow up album Secrets Nobody Keeps arrived in 2013, further cementing his stature as one of the driving forces behind an acoustic revolution – but now, having signed a label deal for the very first time in his career, he’s managed to truly refine the pop sensibilities and emotive expression within that unmistakable wall of sound.
His latest full-length The Faintest Idea, are the most expansive recordings of Jon Gomm’s career so far, it still really just boils down to the magic of one man with his guitar and voice. And what a powerful magic it is.
He has been described by Acoustic Magazine as “One of the world’s most successful, gifted and inspirational guitar players.”