Acoustic guitar virtuoso and viral success story Jon Gomm has revealed a brand new video for ‘Gloria’ – the first track to be taken from his forthcoming ‘Live In The Acoustic Asylum’ album which is set for release on 8th September via his own label, Performing Chimp.
The first of nine new videos to come from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum sessions, Jon explains of the inspiration behind the single; “Gloria was my first proper girlfriend, I was about sixteen. When I was a kid our world was tribal, you had to be either a “townie”, or a “mosher”, or you were nothing. Gloria was a townie, I was a mosher. So it was a forbidden love, crossing the mosher/townie divide, frowned upon by friends and even family, very much like the situation of Romeo and Juliet. Except that Gloria’s family was more… violent than Juliet’s family. It’s a country song, really, and a waltz; the most romantic form of music as yet discovered by mankind.”
Jon will also be hitting the road throughout the UK in October on a run of rescheduled headline dates, with the album preceded by two brand new live performance videos, the first of which – ‘Gloria’ – can be seen here, before a third released alongside the album.
In other exciting news, Jon also appears in a brand new television series, Guitar Star, featuring as a mentor for the show which also stars the likes of Tony Iommi, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, Milos Karadaglic, Lee Ritenour, Paco Pena and judges Nitin Sawnhey, Helen Sanderson and Huey Morgan. The semi-final episode featuring Jon can be watched on YouTube here.
Jon’s breakthrough video ‘Passionflower’ is now at 9 million Youtube hits and over 13 million across Facebook, leading to him finally crossing off his goal of playing a show on every continent on Earth to a devoted and ever-growing audience. Notable sold out international gigs include the legendary Basement in Sydney, the 100 Years Honour Hall in Beijing, the 100 Club in London, The Joburg Theatre in Johannesburg, Bourbon Street in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Hugh’s Room in Toronto, Cabaret Sauvage in Paris and many more. He has also appeared at festivals as diverse as Electric Picnic in Ireland and Download Festival at Castle Donnington, to the prestigious Heinsberg Classical Music Festival in Germany.
His unique human-interest story has prompted performances on TV talk shows around the world, from BBC Breakfast to Jo Soares in Brazil (which has an estimated 10 million viewers worldwide).
Live In The Acoustic Asylum is released 8th September via Performing Chimp
Jon Gomm 2015 Live Dates:
September 10th 2015 – Leeds, UK
September 12th 2015 – London Acoustic Guitar Show, UK
September 13th 2015 – Masterclass – London Acoustic Guitar Show, UK
September 19th 2015 – Port Hope, CANADA
September 20th 2015 – Toronto, CANADA
September 22nd 2015 – Quebec, CANADA
September 24th 2015 – London, CANADA
September 25th 2015 – Kitchener, CANADA
September 26th 2015 – Calgary, CANADA
September 27th 2015 – Vancouver, CANADA
October 15th 2015 – Huddersfield, UK
October 17th 2015 – Devizes, UK
October 18th 2015 – Bristol, UK
October 20th 2015 – Milton Keynes, UK
October 21st 2015 – London, UK
October 24th 2015 – Cardiff, UK
October 25th 2015 – Newton Abbot, Devon, UK
October 27th 2015 – Southampton, UK
Venue information and tickets at www.jongomm.com