‘Red Room’ is the latest single / video release from acclaimed singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Jon Hart on the Candyrat Records label and features a guest appearance from long-time collaborator and producer, percussive guitarist Chris Woods. The track is taken from his debut album ‘Reborn’ which received widespread acclaim earlier this year and earned him performances at the Isle of Wight Festival and the Acoustic Festival of Britain. Hart will be touring to promote the album this autumn and on October 4th he will support Preston Reed at the 2015 Ullapool Guitar Festival.
Labelled by Acoustic Magazine in 2014 as 'The Next Big Thing', Jon Hart is one of the UK's emerging multi-instrumentalists, merging virtuoso fingerstyle guitar with vocal harmony & beat-boxing. He has enjoyed tours to LA and Belgium in previous set ups, and his music has been enjoyed by listeners on ABC and Absolute radio stations by Pete Donaldson, who described Jon as 'a terrifically accomplished musician'. Jon has a fast-growing following online, and has received a wealth of public support from fellow guitarists, including Jon Gomm, Chris Woods, Matt Stevens and session musician Steve Down.
The new single – one of the few instrumental-only tracks on the album – offers a more enigmatic quality compared with Hart’s first single ‘Windchime’; Reborn producer Woods driving the melody with a blanket of overdrive and delay, eventually culminating in an explosive exchange of syncopated playing between the two in the bridge.
Directed and filmed by Chi Mbewe, the music video is the latest offering from Hart and Woods, who have already joined forces on a number of projects, including their headline show at the Isle of Wight’s Quay Arts Centre and a joint appearance for Elixir Strings at the 2014 London Guitar Show.