Bonfanti’s powerful live shows & song-writing skills have already impressed & won support of fellow artists and industry & media heavyweights.
Born and raised in North London to an English mother and a “dangerously Italian” father Marcus Inherited and embraced his Father’s incredible work ethic and insatiable appetite for musical discovery.
After spending his youth as a trumpet player in brass bands, working 14 hours a day in a kitchen to buy his first guitar, dropping out of a prestigious music college and then touring the world and recording with a vast array of iconic artists,…. Bonfanti has become the sum of all the great artists, inspiration & music he has ever been exposed to..
…and to name a few….Imelda May, Dave Gilmore, Wu Tang Killer Bees, John Mayall, Beth Rowley, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Ten Years After, Phil Manzanera, Roachford, Paul Carrick, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood, Robert Cray, Beth Hart, Little Feat, Paul Jones, Jack Bruce, Eric Burdon, Joe Louis Walker, Chuck Berry, John Nemeth, Booker T Jones.
“Some comparisons are more amusing than accurate…someone once called me the lovechild of Tom Waits and Van Morrison,” he laughs. “I quite like that one.” – Marcus Bonfanti
This will knock you out – Huey Morgan BBC 6 Music
Utterly Spellbinding – The Times
Deserves to be the next British Guitar Hero – The Guardian