This article was published in 2010.

After a years absence the Leeds Guitar Night is back in 2010, and on May 14th Leeds'-own guitar virtuoso Jon Gomm is hosting an all-star international line-up where you'll see and hear the acoustic guitar played every way you could imagine and possibly more!

Jon's guests this year will be Italian guitar legend Pino Forastiere, who is travelling from Rome specially for the Guitar Night event, fresh from his tour of the U.S. where he is regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of the last decade. And Stuart Ryan, resident acoustic guru at Guitar Techniques magazine, will be showing the Guitar Night audience why Martin Taylor calls him "one of the finest guitarists of his generation".

The event takes place on Friday May 14th at The Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queens Rd, Hyde Park, Leeds. Tickets are available from Crash Records and Jumbo Records in Leeds priced £8, or online from

A new addition this year is the "Leeds Guitar Masterclass" - one-day workshop on Sunday May 16th, where budding acoustic guitarists of all abilities can learn trade secrets and techniques from these three world-class guitarists. More information and booking can be found at

Just to whet your appetite, you can hear samples of Jon, Pino and Stuart's playing at