- Marcus Bonfanti and the Delta 2
- Ronnie's Bar - Westminster, London
2010 is witnessing some kind of natural, unforced blues revival and Marcus Bonfanti is front and centre of it. Bonfanti’s second album is full of the highs and lows we all know, referencing a cool range of influences from Tony Joe White to Led Zeppelin. But ultimately it’s his own style and ‘What Good Am I To You’ is the sound of the North London blues. The 27-year-old was born and raised in London to an English mother and a 'dangerously Italian' father. Being a self-taught guitarist he has already packed in plenty; from school days as a trumpet player to learning licks in his bedroom to the strains of ‘Black Dog’.
Bonfanti and his 3 piece band featuring Scott Wiber (Bass) and Alex Reeves (Drums) have been playing shows up and down the country throughout 2010 to promote the release of “What Good Am I To You?” his follow up to the acclaimed debut “Hard Times”. With confirmed appearances at this years Glastonbury, Maryport, Downpatrick and Carlisle festivals, as well as playing the prestigious South By South West festival in March, Bonfanti is fast building a reputation as one of the most exciting acts on the UK live circuit with a fierce show either with band or solo. Having learnt his trade playing 3 sets a night, 6 nights a week, he is no stranger to live performing and it shows. The 2008 debut album, ‘Hard Times,’ set the scene and sent some subtly effective messages about a new British voice demanding to be heard. ‘What Good Am I To You’ makes good on all those promises.
"Marcus Bonfanti deserves to become the next British blues guitar hero” - The Guardian
“He is fantastic live & certainly this album is excellent.” - Bob Harris
- Ronnie's Bar - Website
- 47 Frith Street
- W1D 4HT
- Westminster, London
Already renowned as one of the greatest and most historic jazz clubs in the world, Ronnie Scott’s has always offered the very best in live jazz music. As well as the main club, the venue’s upstairs bar, known as Ronnie’s Bar, enjoys considerable prestige as a classy and upmarket place to while away the evenings in style, recreating the relaxed vibe of the ‘50s speakeasy. Ronnie’s Bar has always been a well kept secret. However, a simple walk up the historical staircase will lead you to one of the most intimate yet highly sophisticated cocktail bars in Soho.