Jon Gomm says, « This song A Song For a Rainy Day was written by my beloved friend Jonny Walker, whose death in 2018 cracked me open and let in the light».
«A human whirlwind, Jonny Walker seemed to live two days for every one of mine. Performing, activism, and endlessly helping others. He was loved as a street performer for his emotional openness and honesty, which was entirely genuine. You could be feeling down and he’d just knock the wind out of you with a smile that beamed love and optimism».
«He was the most frustrating but rewarding guitar pupil I ever had: Trying to teach him was always like trying to hit a moving target, but what he did with that knowledge was take to the streets and create special moments in people’s lives».
His last 18 months were the most painful and scary I have seen anyone endure, and the strength and kindness Jonny showed throughout were an inspiration to me, but in the end it was too much for him, and he took his own life. I desperately miss the support we gave to each other.
«I love you mate. I got the last line from this song tattooed on my left forearm. I wish I could show you».
Jon Gomm has also announced a competition to win a A Private Concert.