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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: http://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/guitaRead more

Guest Mentor on Sky Arts Guitar Star 

Watch me on the actual TV tonight: I'm Guest Mentor for the semi-final of Guitar Star, on Sky Arts at 8pm (UK and Ireland).


It's a cool show about the craft of guitar playing, with no horrible X Factor stuff like tragic dead grandma back-stories or shady contracts for the winners. The other mentors are people like Tony Iommi, Nitin Sawhney and Paco Peña, so god knows why they asked me!

P.S. Thanks to my mum for ironing my shirt specially for the filming. 

I made nine new videos, first one drops next month. And I'm releasing the audio as an album. Brace everything. 

Announcement! Live In The Acoustic Asylum video series and album  
July 28th 2015 - first video and Pay What You Want* single, plus album pre-orders available
August 18th 2015 - second video and Pay What You Want* single
September 8th 2015 - third video and album release

Singles will be Pay What You Want, minimum £0.20 (that's about $0.30). The album will be £3.99 (about $6), but you can pay more if you want. Think of it this way: the minimum price covers the costs of making the video/album. Any more… Read more

Rescheduled UK Dates... 

So you might know that I had a crazy year so far. I was out on tour in Germany, and after 2 gigs I had to rush home to look after my wife, who'd been taken into hospital. Driving home from Munich to Leeds (via a motorway motel and a ferry), abandoning a tour to see a sick loved one, was not a nice experience. 

Then the UK tour was immediately afterwards. We made the decision to go for it, and all was going well. Sadly, however, we had to use our day off to go back into hospital, and Natasha was told she… Read more

I made a new video. Plus news, tour dates... 

I have a NEW video!
This one's all about the fat groove, it's called Dance Of The Last Rhino.
Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOofWEjNInc If you're into it, pleeeeeease share it with your friends. Without online sharing, I'd still be playing pretend gigs in my bedroom to my stuffed toys. 

Get the Guitar Tab at http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs

To try to entice some new fans to take the plunge and actually buy something, I've made the song available for a penny, only from http://jongomm.com/downRead more

Road memories #1 - African Township Adventure 

My story of diverting my South Africa tour into a township. See what happened....

While I was on tour in South Africa last year, we drove from the airport to our hotel in swanky downtown Cape Town. The drive takes you past some huge townships, which are basically slums - living conditions for most people are not great. People may have no running water, no electricity, no floor even; A large family lives in a one-room shack made of found materials with a dirt floor, and one chemical portable toilet to share… Read more

UK and Ireland Gigs incoming! 


PRESS RELEASE: Jon Gomm On Home Soil

Singer-songwriter and youtube guitar hero Jon Gomm is taking a break from his international touring commitments to play a few intimate shows around the British Isles.  He released his latest album Secrets Nobody Keeps last year, with songs described as "masterpieces inflected with tribal rhythms, pop melodic sense and Gomm’s flowing, draped over vocals that would surely make even Eric Clapton blush." Since the release he's been busy traversing the globe, with tours… Read more

New video "Everything" released today, plus tour news... 

I made a new video. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmWQXknDE88



The song is called Everything and it's the 3rd single from my latest album, Secrets Nobody Keeps. It's a twisted love song. It's about obsession, really. It's the song I had the most comments about from the album, which really surprised me, just because it's so prog - nearly ten minutes long, two time signatures, shreddy guitar solo, even cameo appearances from other songs...

If you like it, please share it by posting it on… Read more

Brazil Tour April 2014 

Olá amigos, estou chegando ao Brasil. Aqui terão todas as informações sobre a tour. Avisem a todos seus amigos, familiares, colegas e até mesmo papagaio e cachorro. :)



03 Abril: Workshop de violão, EM&T Sao Paolo
08 Abril: Bourbon Street, Sao Paulo
10 Abril: Manifesto , São Paulo
11 Abril: Workshop de violão, Passo Fundo
12 Abril: Teatro Castro Mendes, Campinas
18 Abril: Sunset Pousada Lun-Mar, Fernando de Noronha
19 Abril: Paradisus, Fernando de Noronha

Obtenha mais informações de jongomm.com “Live Dates”

Special Play The Album UK gigs 

I'm gonna be performing the whole of Secrets Nobody Keeps at two very special UK gigs - in Leeds and London - in May. I've specially chosen the venues to make the gigs super-intimate and atmospherey. I've never performed some of the songs live before, so it'll be a unique experience for those who manage to get a ticket. 

Friday May 16th 2014 at The 100 Club, Oxford St, London: TICKETS
Saturday May 17th 2014 at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds (near Leeds City Train Station):
TICKETS

Be there or B². 

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  • My new video 'Gloria' got the seal of approval from David Crosby, Tommy Lee and Steve Lukather. (If you missed it, watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/jongomm ) 
The internet can be pretty awesome sometimes. Now we just need to form a band. Problem is, someone out of me, Steve or Croz is gonna have to play bass...
    My new video 'Gloria' got the seal of approval from David Crosby, Tommy Lee and Steve Lukather. (If you missed it, watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/jongomm ) The internet can be pretty awesome sometimes. Now we just need to form a band. Problem is, someone out of me, Steve or Croz is gonna have to play bass...
  • I made a new video! 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 song and guitar tab exclusively from jongomm.com
    I made a new video! 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 song and guitar tab exclusively from jongomm.com
  • I'm releasing the first video from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series this coming Tuesday! Which song will it be...? Meanwhile, the lovely folks at the London Acoustic Guitar Show have asked me to remind you to get your tickets before they all disappear. Other performers include country legend Albert Lee and bluegrass/metal renegades Steve'n'Seagulls. Not too shabby.
    I'm releasing the first video from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series this coming Tuesday! Which song will it be...? Meanwhile, the lovely folks at the London Acoustic Guitar Show have asked me to remind you to get your tickets before they all disappear. Other performers include country legend Albert Lee and bluegrass/metal renegades Steve'n'Seagulls. Not too shabby.
  • Watch me on the actual TV tonight: I'm Guest Mentor for the semi-final of Guitar Star, on Sky Arts at 8pm (UK and Ireland). It's a cool show about the craft of guitar playing, with no horrible X Factor stuff like tragic dead grandma back-stories or shady contracts for the winners. The other mentors are people like Tony Iommi, Nitin Sawhney and Paco Peña, so god knows why they asked me!
    Watch me on the actual TV tonight: I'm Guest Mentor for the semi-final of Guitar Star, on Sky Arts at 8pm (UK and Ireland). It's a cool show about the craft of guitar playing, with no horrible X Factor stuff like tragic dead grandma back-stories or shady contracts for the winners. The other mentors are people like Tony Iommi, Nitin Sawhney and Paco Peña, so god knows why they asked me!
  • Thrilled to be not only returning to play in my beloved Canada, but that I'll be sharing the stage with the almighty Don Ross​​, perhaps the most influential acoustic guitarist in the world and a personal hero of mine. PLEASE share this poster with any Canadians you know. We're pretty much relying on word of mouth to promote this tour. No pressure, eh. :)
    Thrilled to be not only returning to play in my beloved Canada, but that I'll be sharing the stage with the almighty Don Ross​​, perhaps the most influential acoustic guitarist in the world and a personal hero of mine. PLEASE share this poster with any Canadians you know. We're pretty much relying on word of mouth to promote this tour. No pressure, eh. :)
  • My cat's hide and seek skills need work.
    My cat's hide and seek skills need work.
  • Awesome new sticker on my guitar case, courtesy of my friend Roby, all ready for my flight to Austria.
    Awesome new sticker on my guitar case, courtesy of my friend Roby, all ready for my flight to Austria.
  • Fighting my insecurity, listening to the recordings for the Live In The Acoustic Asylum videos/album. It's like staring at yourself in a mirror, every flaw so familiar and obvious. Especially with these totally live recordings. It feels like you're in the room with me while I'm playing. 
I think it sounds actually OK. I did my best. :) More info on the coming release here: http://j.mp/JonGommNEWS
    Fighting my insecurity, listening to the recordings for the Live In The Acoustic Asylum videos/album. It's like staring at yourself in a mirror, every flaw so familiar and obvious. Especially with these totally live recordings. It feels like you're in the room with me while I'm playing. I think it sounds actually OK. I did my best. :) More info on the coming release here: http://j.mp/JonGommNEWS
  • First passionflower of the year opened on the plant in my yard. <3
    First passionflower of the year opened on the plant in my yard. <3
  • Unbelievably flattered and slightly shocked that somebody got my autograph tattooed on their actual body. Thanks, Marc Ruggles. (Those are 'Passionflowers' by the way, I draw them on request!)
    Unbelievably flattered and slightly shocked that somebody got my autograph tattooed on their actual body. Thanks, Marc Ruggles. (Those are 'Passionflowers' by the way, I draw them on request!)
  • LEEDS! Antoine Dufour is truly a genius-level guitarist, and I'm bringing him to Leeds, for a concert with me. This will be my first time sharing a stage with Antoine, anywhere in the world. YEAH!
    LEEDS! Antoine Dufour is truly a genius-level guitarist, and I'm bringing him to Leeds, for a concert with me. This will be my first time sharing a stage with Antoine, anywhere in the world. YEAH!
  • I made nine new videos, first one drops next month. And I'm releasing the audio as an album. Brace everything.
    I made nine new videos, first one drops next month. And I'm releasing the audio as an album. Brace everything.
  • Best dressing room at a festival ever?
    Best dressing room at a festival ever?
  • There are 1,000 reasons why small festivals are awesome. They're all in this photo. Thanks, people. [Note to self: Get better at selfies.]
    There are 1,000 reasons why small festivals are awesome. They're all in this photo. Thanks, people. [Note to self: Get better at selfies.]
  • Should probably stop writing my hotel room number on my hand.
    Should probably stop writing my hotel room number on my hand.
  • That awkward moment when you realize your guitar is older than many of your fans.
    That awkward moment when you realize your guitar is older than many of your fans.
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