Jon Gomm © Tom Martin
What JON GOMM does is not easy to grasp even when listening closely - and all the more difficult to explain with words: A sound that sometimes sounds as multilayered as a small orchestra, interspersed with sounds that are difficult to classify at first. Minimal percussion, experimental violin and bass arrangements, electronic overtones? In fact, it is none of these - or rather all of them at the same time. However, only on a single, appropriately worn acoustic guitar, played by a virtuoso who seems to have reinvented his instrument.
Live, this spectacle is all the more fun, both visually and sonically, and seems extraordinarily impressive even to experts. When JON GOMM caresses his instrument tenderly and with closed eyes, hammers on it, drums, pulls on it and trembles with it, sometimes working exclusively on the guitar neck (and eliciting the most incredible sounds from it), amateurs and old hands alike are overwhelmed. In addition, there is the voice of the Brit: Sometimes gentle, sometimes rocky, sometimes soulful, surprisingly catchy and pop-compatible, it forms the perfect counterpoint to the powerful playing and makes JON GOMM's performances, including clever and coherent songwriting, a unique experience.
An event by a.s.s. concerts.