Jonny has played live acoustic guitar for pop singer Gareth Gates depping for his usual sideman for some promotional shows.
His most recent live performance session was for Phil Grainger (Gobbledigook frontman), performing alongside drummer Billy Hickling of Stomp for entertainment throughout the day at Castle Howard Triathlon.
In October 2015 he performed live session guitar on BBC Introducing Beds, Herts and Bucks for singer songwriter James Harker. Please click on the Facebook icon for pictures from the radio show.
He works closely with UK Artist/Producer David Lawrie both live and in the studio, with his most recent work for David’s production of “Clocks Carry On (EP)” for Singer songwriter Mark Whiley. He also performed on a library music session based on some of Marck’s compositions along with some original J. W. Greenwood pieces in duo with classical guitarist Matt Wilkinson.
A Kickstarter campaign to release David’s latest album “Dorothea’s Boat” on Vinyl successfully raised £1500 and the album was released in early 2015. Jonny is featured playing Spanish guitar on the track “Traffic Lights at Night.” The live unplugged version of the track can be seen below. The album is now available on vinyl or as a digital download. Check out the tracks on bandcamp below.
He has also provided session guitar work for the debut E.P. from Le Neon Noir frontman and songwriter Dan McGlade.
He has also performed in pit bands for Musical productions of “We will Rock You,” “Starlight Express” and “Honk.”
This piece features Jonny performing bluesy rock guitar solos reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour who has been a huge influence on Jonny’s playing style.
This piece features Jonny using an Ebow on electric guitar to create a haunting and ethereal counter melody.
The following three pieces are a series of live performances filmed in Yearsley forest featuring “unplugged” arrangements of tracks for David’s up-coming album Dorothea’s Boat. Part one shows Jonny’s flamenco-esque take on a guitar part written by David on a nylon Strung electric guitar called a Yukimo.
Part two features accompanying 3rds on the bass strings mirroring the hammered dulcimer with flamenco style fills and a phrygian mode riff in the middle section reminiscent of the band Tool, while still being in keeping with the piece of music. These parts also feature on the studio version.
Part three was arranged onto the guitar by Jonny in DADGAD tuning from a part written on a Marxaphone (hammered harp like instrument).
It features tapping and artificial harmonics to recreate the cascading scales and harp like quality from the original instrument and showcases Jonny’s ability in contemporary classical guitar performance.
Here is all three of the videos as a short film.