JON GOMM (UK) TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN APRIL
Jon Gomm who Acoustic Magazine tagged as “one of the worlds most successful, gifted and inspirational guitar players” is coming to Australia for a series of concert events in April 2012. Jon is an acoustic singer-songwriter with an incredible virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and sparkling melodies all at the same time.
Once you get over the jaw-dropping maneuvers and technique, you will be rewarded with some spectacularly beautiful songs. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting however, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead. Gomm’s live shows combine deeply personal performances and a natural wit, with a once-seen-never- forgotten two-handed guitar style, both physical and complex, producing sounds
people can barely believe are coming from a humble acoustic guitar.
Jon first laid his hands on a guitar at the age of two (actually it was a ukulele – his parents couldn’t find a guitar small enough). He wrote his first song at the age of six, and was soon accompanying his father, a music critic, to gigs in his hometown of Blackpool. Touring musicians would often stay at the Gomm household on the understanding Jon would get a guitar lesson, meaning he had one-to-one instruction from such blues legends as Walter Trout and Bob Brozman.
Nowadays Gomm tours internationally, he has a huge cult following and is regarded by those in the know as one of the world’s most talented and innovative guitarists, and is cited as an influence by many other performers. Jon’s 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.
On tour with Jon is local producer singer and synth whizz Andy Sorenson. Andy’s rock influenced piano and vocal performance heavily feature ambient vocal effects and synthesizer loops which are organically built up throughout the show.
This is going to be a great night of music!
Proudly presented by Translator Records: Jon Gomm On Tour in Australia. Translator Records, is an Australian boutique recording and touringlabel have predominately worked in the development and promotion of African and Indigenous artists.
You can catch Jon Gomm & special guest Andy Sorenson live in concert at:
Friday 13th April: The National Hotel, Geelong Sat 14th April: The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne Sun 15th April: Park & Wallace Café, Braidwood (via Canberra) Tues 17th April: Lizottes, Kincumber, Central Coast NSW Wed 18th April: Freedom Music Cronulla (Clinic) Thurs 19th April: The Basement, Sydney Sat 21st April: Byron Bay Brewery Sun 22nd April: Solbar, Sunshine Coast Tues 24th April: Old Museum, Brisbane Thurs 26th April: Lizottes, Newcastle Sat 28th April: Higher Ground, Adelaide
For tickets and details go to www.translatorrecords.com
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