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Marcus Bonfanti

Marcus Bonfanti

Blues / Soul / Folk London, UK  UK
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Marcus Bonfanti In The Studio 2009


  • Sat

    Apr 25

  • Fri

    May 1

    Derby, UK | 8:00pm

    From the first note of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” sixteen-year-old Marcus Bonfanti knew he wanted to be a guitar player. After spending his youth as a trumpet player in brass bands, working 12 hours a day in a kitchen to buy his first guitar, dropping out of a prestigious Music College and touring the world with different artists for almost 10 years as a session player Bonfanti has become the sum of all the great music he was exposed to as a young boy growing up in North London. Since releasing his first full length album in 2008 his solo career has gone from strength to strength and seen him tour with and open shows for Robert Cray, Chuck Berry, Shuggie Otis, Philip Sayce, Jack Bruce, The Straits, Beth Hart, John Mayall, Beth Rowley and JJ Grey. He also fronts The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion; a monthly residency held at London’s prestigious venue and has worked as a sideman for PP Arnold, Ginger Baker, Earl Thomas, Joe Louis Walker, Robbie Macintosh, Hamish Stuart, Mark Feltham, Eric Burdon and Buddy Whittington. In 2014 Marcus was asked to join and front legendary British Rock & Roll band “Ten Years After” and will be touring and recording with them alongside his own solo career. His 2008 debut album, ‘Hard Times,’ set the scene and sent some subtly effective messages about a new British voice demanding to be heard. 2010’s ‘What Good Am I To You’ (Listed in Classic Rock Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2010 & Single “Give Me Your Cash” top 40 songs of 2010) made good on all those promises. The critical acclaim that both albums received earned him the 2012 British Blues Award for Best Songwriter and the 2013 & 2014 Award for Best Acoustic performer as well as nominations in Guitarist, Vocalist & Album categories for the last four years. “Shake The Walls”, released in June 2013, was listed in Classic Rock Magazines’ top 5 Blues Albums of the year as well as getting airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music and much critical acclaim in the music press and national newspapers.

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  • Fri

    May 1

    Derby, UK | 8:00pm
  • Thu

    May 28

    Santiago De Compostela, ES | 9:30pm
  • Tue

    Jun 2

    Lane, UK | 4:45pm




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  • sean.miller1 (Fan)
    Fantastic gig in Nottingham on the 17th - cold room; bot a lot of people (about 8 i think I counted) but Marcu and Adriana were fantastic - great way to spend my birthday a...


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Label: The Guitar Label

Manager: Alan McBlane alan@mcb3.co.uk MEDIA CONTACT Sue Williams @ Frontier frontieruk@btconnect.com

Bio: 2010 looks set to witness some kind of natural, unforced British blues revival, and Marcus Bonfanti is front and centre of it. The 27-year-old singer, songwriter and self-taught guitarist is turning eyes and ears his way with his second album, ‘What Good Am I To You.’

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What a beautiful weekend. Voting for British Blues Awards closes soon, please vote for me at http://ping.fm/WrWWj


““I'm going to go out on a limb here and make the claim that Marcus Bonfanti is, right here, right now, the best British Bluesman around. His 2008 debut "Hard Times" was good, but this is downright brilliant. It’s Jan. & I know already this is one of the best albums of 2010."”

— Zeitgeist

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