Jonathan Flockton

Senior Lecturer in Guitar

Jonathan Flockton (MA Arts, BA Hons, P.G.C.E, L.G.S.M, A.T.C.L) is a Senior Lecturer in music, teaching on the BA pop pathway. His teaching specialism is electric guitar one to one and delivering guitar workshops.
 
He has also led specialist project weeks for the undergraduates, including Classical guitar for the Electric Guitarist. He is also the tutor for Guitar short courses held at college.
 
He has performed at many of the UK's leading festivals with his band Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, including Glastonbury, Latitude, Edinburgh and Leeds, Grassington, Kendal Calling, Lamar Tree, Wilderness festival, Beat herder, Bath Comedy Festival opening night headline act, Cheltenham Literary Festival, Port Elliot Literary Festival, Stroud Arts Week, and Flatlake Festival Ireland, as well as a range of venues including Brick Lane Art Fair London, Colony Club Soho, Idler Shop London and London Fashion Week, as well as numerous arts centres and other live venues around the country.

They have been winners of album of the week on Rock FM, and Comedy Store Manchester talent night winners. They were mentioned as musical highlight of the year 2011 in the Observer newspaper and in Tim Dowland’s Guardian magazine Column.

They have released seven albums and there eight is due for release summer 2013. Along with these recording and a live DVD, a film about the band was screened at Leeds International Film festival entitled “Who is Mik Artisitik?” followed by a live performance at the cinema. The band has also ben  been played on Jarvis Cocker show on Radio 6 Music, Mark Lamar show Radio 2 and Radio Four.
 
Jonny is also a member of Home of The Brave, winners of an Arts Council and Jazz Yorkshire award to fund a recording of an album released in autumn 2010 followed by a tour. They were a featured on Radio 3 Jez Nelsons Jazz on 3 show.
 
Jonny has worked as session guitarist, recording and live performer with many other artists and musicians including the West Yorkshire playhouse production ‘Where’s Vietnam’ written by Chumba Wumba’s Alice Nutter and Boff Whaley, as part of a classical guitar duo, as a member of country folk group ‘Travelling Riverside’ featuring best British Blues harmonica winner Jon Burr, and appeared on recordings released here and internationally.
 
Jonny also plays classical guitar, led specialist project weeks for the undergraduates, entitled Classical guitar for the Electric Guitarist. He attended West Dean International Classical guitar Festival for two years. He has collaborated with classical guitarists and at Music expo 2013 made steps into joining the two approaches of the instrument to aid learning.
 
Jonny has worked on three research areas:

  • 'Yoga for Musicians’ a series of different exercises for musicians across a range of instruments to develop strength and flexibility,

  • 'Intermediate Plateau’ a book designed to focus on strategies for developing towards a more advanced level of playing and developing on your instrument.

  • 'Alpha-beats’ a series of rhythm styles and genres applicable to all instruments

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