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Jon Hart is an award-winning fingerstyle singer-songwriter who creates an electrifying one-man acoustic experience, blending modern percussive fingerstyle guitar with gritty vocals and emotive songwriting, that have garnered critical acclaim from Acoustic Magazine (UK), The Times, Guitar World, BBC Radio Folk, and Absolute Radio, to name a few.
Jon has released several albums, EPs, and live performances that showcase his astonishing skill, including ‘Reborn,’ ‘Set Adrift,’ ‘Annual,’ and ‘Six String Therapy.’ Jon has also toured extensively across the UK, Europe, and the US, supporting Zhain and Orbital with his band. He has collaborated with other talented guitarists, such as Daryl Kellie, Amrit Sond, Maneli Jamal, and Billy Watman, for his UK tours at Isle of Wight Festival, London Acoustic Guitar Show, The Turner Sims Concert Hall, and Ullapool Guitar Festival (where he co-headlined with Preston Reed.)
Despite being compared to greats such as Jon Gomm and Newton Faulkner, Jon offers a distinctive touch that sets him apart from his contemporaries. He composes and arranges such that they can all be played live using just one acoustic guitar and a vocal harmony pedal (without any looping.)
In addition, Jon adapted to the pandemic situation by setting up an online festival via the Fingerstyle Hub Facebook Group, inviting 14 world-class guitarists to perform. This event has become a raging success, and Acoustic Guitar Magazine (US) has recently featured it, praising Jon’s entrepreneurial methods.
Jon is a sought-after guitar tutor, and highly recommended session musician. He has also written his first book, ‘An Introduction to Modern Fingerstyle & Singing,’ and developed online programs that teach all acoustic guitarists, regardless of their abilities, how to build, record, release, and perform a guitar composition and arrangement in just 90 days.
‘It’s not often you come across a voice with such controlled power: even at the emotional heights and depths of the songs, Rob’s voice retains a purity and focus that is all too rare. Wherever his songwriting leads him, his voice adapts to the genre, from pop through folk and roots. A classic voice for classic music.’
Having released his debut single ‘Wind In My Hair’ in 2020, Rob has gone on to be featured on BBC introducing, has won the highly regarded ‘Purbeck Rising 2022’ imprinting himself onto the UK folk scene, and most recently has gone on to win the ‘Sofia International Singer Songwriter 2022’ in Bulgaria.Heavily influenced by the likes of; Ben Howard, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Bruce Springsteen – Rob’s music is filled with real life experiences, performed in his own compelling style, with acoustic guitar accompanied by a variation of foot percussion. The start of 2023 has already gotten off to a bang, accompanied by his band, Rob sold out the world famous Joiners Arms in Southampton and within days went on to sell out Heartbreakers, also in Rob’s hometown.