Dublin, a guitar God approaches! A man that can virtually do anything with a guitar is about to arrive on our doorstep, with three gigs around the country. We have another competition, 2 tickets for 2 lucky winners for Jon Gomm at the Button Factory (23-05-14).
To be in with a chance of winning, just email your name to email@example.com and tell us what is the name of Jon’s new album (hint: look below). Make sure you put ‘Jon Gomm’ in the subject line of the email!
The competition will finish on the 21st of May at 1PM. The winner will be notified by email.
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 UK and Ireland.
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 having taken in Africa, Asia, South America as well as Europe.
But Gomm is delighted to have a bit of time to reconnect with the audiences he knows best. “Music is communication, and that’s easiest when you speak the same language as the people your performing to,” he admits. “My lyrics are really personal, and I try to put that across overseas but it will be really nice to not have to work so hard in that way.”
Jon will be playing songs from Secrets Nobody Keeps, which includes the song Passionflower which has been watched 6 million times on youtube, and which was tweeted to fame in the UK by Stephen Fry, who is among other celebrity fans including Rod Stewart and Chaka Khan.
May 16: London, UK – 100 Club
May 17: Leeds, UK – Holy Trinity Church
May 21: Galway, Ireland – Roisin Dubh
May 23: Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
May 24: Cork, Ireland – The Pavillion
May 27: Chester, UK – Telfords Warehouse
May 28: Redditch, UK – Queens Head
May 29: Clitheroe, UK – The Grand
May 31: The Acoustic Festival of Britain, UK
June 3: Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
June 4: Milton Keynes, UK – The Crauford Arms, Wolverton
June 5: Maidstone, UK – The Rafters
June 6: London Folk Fest – The Bedford, Balham