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Notting Hill Unplugged: Marcus Bonfanti
Thu 22 June 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
“Utterly spellbinding” The Times
“Bonfanti deserves to become the next British Blues Guitar Hero” The Guardian
“With a voice like sand & glue, a punchy guitar technique & stockpile or careworn tales, his appeal becomes unisex. Highlights are plentiful” Classic Rock – Blues Album of the Month
“Varied & confident album. This outing proves Bonfanti has the potential to take the blues somewhere intriguing”. Guitarist Magazine
“This blues guitarist will be loosening the plaster from the ceiling with outings from a powerful new album.” The Independent
Marcus Bonfanti is an award winning singer, guitarist & songwriter from London and the new frontman of legendary British Rock & Roll band Ten Years After. He has also fronts The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion at their monthly residency now into it’s fifth year at the prestigious London venue.
A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories, Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band and released 3 critically acclaimed albums in a his so far short but successful musical career. He has worked with Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Wood, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Burdon and many other legendary musicians.
Known for his deep powerful vocal style and ability to combine many different guitar styles and create his own, Bonfanti’s solo acoustic show consists of music by all the great artists that have influenced his unique solo sound.
Expect songs original work amongst songs by Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and many more.