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Jon Gomm - Guitar Masters Tour UK 2012 - City Varieties, Leeds Live Review 2012


Guitar Masters Tour UK 2012 featuring Andy McKee, Preston Reed, and Jon Gomm - City Varieties, Leeds

Guitar Masters Tour UK  - Live Review

Growing up in Leeds you can find a variety of sounds, but one that has always been iconic in the Leeds Music Scene has been Jon Gomm. Jon's obvious talent and great musical integrity always gave Jon legendary status as a guitar player and musician, but also as an independent artist. Being innovative, creative and original, it's no wonder Jon's recent fame came in the form of the viral phenomenon of the internet with his track 'Passionflower' having reached millions of viewers and recognition for his truly unique style of playing finally being received. There are few that epitomise the true nature of being an independent artist in this current time than Jon Gomm and it's a true credit to him for following his ethical viewpoint that has afforded him the genuine right for freedom that any inspired independent artist has a right to, for their own creativity. The current world we live in with all its connection and hyper speed could be a bit overwhelming for most, but having a grounded perspective and knowing where you're coming from certainly helps and it appears that way with Jon Gomm. The continuation of his remarkable journey brings him back to a homecoming gig in Leeds with another guitar master Andy Mckee but also another legend Preston Reed, who is seen as one of the greatest guitar players ever and without his contribution to music, it's unlikely we would have the unique sounds of Gomm and Mckee that they do so well. For me this was a gig not to be missed!

I couldn't think a better stage than the City Varieties to stage this epic event. The venue with all its eccentricities and operatic feel seemed truly appropriate for such an ensemble of innovative talent. First on was Jon Gomm and, naturally a little nervous returning to his residing home town, now an internationally recognised musician and on tour with his main musical influence, but for me it was Jon playing as he's always played, with heart, soul and passion. 'Temporary' was his first tune and, judging by the gasps in the crowd, there were many intrigued first time audience members witnessing Gomm's range of finger tapping, distorted effects, percussion sounds and heartfelt vocals. A subtle introduction to the evening was followed by recently released version of 'Ain't Nobody' by Chaka Khan that is rightly gaining much critical acclaim around the world. This tune is an excellent display of guitar ingenuity that creates a really classy cover of such a great track. The next song 'Gloria' saw a realness to Gomm that absolutely endeared the crowd, bringing a real 'northern' soul attitude and an astute strength of personality demonstrating previous experience playing a plethora of different types of gig. Vocal quips and genuine rhetoric throughout the set allowed the potential for some banter, creating a lighter atmosphere and leaving the discerning listener with something to think about, as well as introducing the nature and benefit of downloads as a medium to listen to tunes and maintain the independence of the creative artist. Jon finished with 'Hey Child'; a powerful, mind blowing tune displaying great imagination with effects and percussion, and lastly, ending aptly with 'Passionflower' that probably brought much of the audience to this event. It was clear Jon Gomm had enjoyed this homecoming gig and was truly excited to have Preston Reed following him next on stage!

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