About

Jon Loomes sings and plays a dozen or so instruments. He breathes fire, writes sonnets, paints in the style of Botticelli and makes instruments.

Handsome, charming, witty and modest, Jon Loomes is beautifully constructed from English fine bone china and is lavishly adorned with 22 carat gold. He comes fully equipped with heated seats, sat nav and electric windows, on the road in your own home from just £200,000. Send no money now.

His hobbies include reading, short walks to the pub and getting into heated philosophical arguments with the cat.  He also enjoys spending romantic evenings in exotic locations being a fully paid up Frenchman in the trio “Heretique”.


They say...

“A genius.” - Zoe Ball, BBC

“Superb nationally acclaimed and accomplished singer and multi-musician with a unique style and humour. Extremely busy and popular young performer.” - Keith Kendrick, Derby Heritage Traditional Music Club

"...a most entertaining evening, good songs, fine musicianship and superb audience interaction" - Letchworth Folk Club

“Rarely do we see such knowledge, humour, and sheer enthusiasm in one night. For someone so young to be so good, is rare indeed” - Orpington Friday Folk Club

“He is the 'complete' solo folk performer. Oh, how I hate him!” - Duncan McFarlane

“The most traditional player I’ve ever met” - John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera Quartet)

“Jon’s renditions of traditional song could melt an iceberg” - Roots Focus Club

“Jon is a superb traditional singer and fine instrumentalist.” - Broadstairs Museum Acoustic Club

“If you love trad English music, book Jon Loomes. If you don't, book Jon Loomes... I don't, I did and I'll do it again. He is what live music should be all about, having a great time. Cheers Jon - see you again.” - Alan Hewson (Mad Nanny Music)

Album Reviews

“Traditional English folk songs and tunes from a young man with a strong voice and an equally strong sense of humour! Worth buying for the sleeve notes alone!” - MusicinScotland.com

“… rest assured there is  a bright future awaiting Jon… Do yourselves a favour, if you want to see the future of folk in safe hands then buy this record.” - Living Tradition and Folk North East, Pete Fyfe

“An equal mix of songs and tunes reflects the fearful symmetry of his strengths…plus amongst the most eccentric sleevenotes on record, make this debut CD well worth speculating on if you haven't already encountered Jon's quirky and memorable live act.” - EFDSS, Felicity Greenland

“Debut album from this talented performer, Jon Loomes is a splendid singer and an exceptional guitar player…” - Rootsandrhythm.com

“Jon Loomes is that rare creature, a young male traditional singer. How often do you see those four words in proximity to each other? Let me add two more: bloody good, in that order…Fearful Symmetry serves up a nice balance between the well-known (The Seeds Of Love, Three Gypsies…), the relatively unusual (Bridgewater Fair, The Ploughman…) and the downright obscure… (it) gives you the lot: laughter, tears, fine playing, fine singing…Bring him back to Sheffield!” - Stirrings, Raymond Greenoaken

“…Many singers forget that the words are, in fact, crucially important! Not so Jon Loomes! His delivery is a pleasure. Traditional song is alive and well, as is traditional music in the hands of Mr. Loomes.” - Shreds & Patches, Steve Leach

 

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