Jon Gomm, based in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK, is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, baselines and twisting melodies all at the same time. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead. His live shows combine deeply personal performances and a natural wit, with a onceseen-never-forgotten two-handed guitar style, both physical and complex, producing sounds people can barely believe are coming from a humble acoustic guitar.
Nowadays, Jon tours worldwide. In January 2012 the song Passionflower went viral online, with the video passing 3 million hits, resulting in national TV appearances in the UK, Portugal, Holland and Turkey and plaudits from new celebrity fans, such as Stephen Fry, Jon Anderson (Yes), David Crosby (Crosby, Stills and Nash) and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue).
Jon did some exclusive live performances for Trace Elliot using the Trace Acoustic TA-200 combo which he endorses.
Having once revolutionised the world of acoustic instrumentation, the new range of Trace Acoustic models feature dual channels with combo XLR/Jack inputs, Trace Elliot's signature Shape circuit and built in studio quality compressors on both channels, Notch filter on channel 1 & phantom power on channel 2, switchable phase for each channel, as well as customisable DSP effects with parameter and setting adjustment with separate reverbs that can be assigned to each channel. The versatile range of amplifiers feature 6 band graphic EQ's, balanced stereo XLR DI outputs and all come with 6 button footswitches for switching various performance switches.