Guitarist Jon Gomm to play The Apex early next month

Acoustic guitar virtuoso, Jon Gomm will play at The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, on Wednesday, January 6, as part of a small tour to celebrate the release of his new album.

A full tour was originally scheduled for autumn, however the coronavirus virus forced him to change his plans.

“It’s not unexpected,” Jon said. “But I’m still crushed to announce that I’m having to reschedule ‘The Faintest Idea Tour’. New dates are all set up for autumn/winter 2021, however, I am desperate to play these new songs. They don’t feel completely born until I’ve physically felt a human reaction to them.

“So, I’m doing a short run of very limited social cistance gigs in the coming weeks.”

When most people look at an acoustic guitar, they see a wooden box with strings. However, as one of the pioneers of the modern fingerstyle sound, Jon Gomm has a rare gift for turning one instrument into what feels like an entire orchestra.

His revolutionary virtuoso guitar style manipulates an acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and twisting melodies at the same time, all complemented by Jon’s vocals, and original material influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead.

The Blackpool-born singer-songwriter’s 2003 home-recorded debut, “Hypertension”, was a musical revelation: drumming beats, tapping chords and striking harmonics, running underneath that warm, expressive voice.

Landmark single “Passionflower” racked up millions of views on YouTube and other media platforms in 2012 – with Stephen Fry describing him on mainstream television as someone “playing the guitar in a way I’d never seen it played before” and “an all-round genius”.

Follow up album “Secrets Nobody Keeps” arrived in 2013, further cementing his stature as one of the driving forces behind an acoustic revolution.

Contact The Apex Box Office on 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information or to book.

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