Growing up on the Isle of Wight, Jon was musical from an early age picking up the piano at age five and then moving on to guitar and singing at eight. Before he found his acoustic calling, Jon fronted many bands, touring America with hard rock band Zhain and supporting Orbital and Gin Wigmore with Drum n Bass Rock outfit Opinaut. After equipping himself with a National Diploma at Platform One and a BA Hons in Music from Southampton University, he has now built up strong foundations in Surrey with multi award-winning private functions, in-demand guitar tuition and highly recommended session work.
Jon’s next project is a collaboration with fellow fingerstyle guitarist Daryl Kellie and was inspired by a short musical tour on a narrow boat along the River Thames last summer. This six-day journey resulted in a ten-track album drawing influences from fingerstyle, folk and jazz. ‘Set Adrift’ is due out in spring 2017 followed by a UK tour.
“Raises the bar to impressive heights” David Sinclair – Rock and Pop Critic for The Times
“A masterful guitar player” Guitar World
“Amazing” Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk, BBC