Best bluesman on IW

By Richard Wright

Friday, January 18, 2013

 

Best bluesman on IW

Award winning Marcus Bonfanti.

MUSIC AWARD-winning bluesman Marcus Bonfanti is set to play an Island gig and talk to young musicians.

Marcus plays Quay Arts, Newport, on Friday, February 1, as part of his 24-date UK tour, performing songs from his third studio album.

He will also be a guest speaker at Platform One’s music industry seminar, with students from Platform One music college, who are on a BA (Hons) degree course in commercial music.

Hailed as being at the forefront of the young British blues revival, Bonfanti is fast building a reputation as one of the most exciting acts on the UK live circuit.

He has won best songwriter of the year and runner-up male vocalist and acoustic guitarist at the British Blues Awards 2012.

Bonfanti is best known for his high energy live shows with his three-piece band but he will travel the UK solo in February to promote this new album through a set of intimate gigs.

Support comes from Island musician Nick Cane, who will start the evening with acoustic blues, accompanied by Denzil McNeelance on saxophone.

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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