Marcus Bonfanti world famous for his live performing talents on guitar and a Dannecker Harmonica endorsee for over five years.
Marcus Bonfanti Critical Acclaim and Music Industry Awards
His rise to fame started in 2008 with his debut album, ‘Hard Times’. This 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’ was voted as Classic Rock Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2010 & his song “Give Me Your Cash” was in the top 40 songs of 2010.
In 2012 Marcus received industry recognition winning the British Blues Award for Best Songwriter and in 2013 & 2014 he won the 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 voted Classic Rock Magazines’ top 5 Blues Albums of the year, as well as enjoying airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music and coverage in music and national press.
Marcus Bonfanti and Ten Years After
Fully established as part of the backbone of the British music scene, Marcus was asked to join legendary British Rock & Roll band ‘Ten Years After‘.
TYA members MARCUS BONFANTI (vocals, guitar, harmonica), COLIN HODGKINSON (bass), CHICK CHURCHILL (keyboards) and RIC LEE (drums) performed a sell-out tour throughout Europe 2014 to both public and peer acclaim.
Marcus mixes consummate musicianship as well as his excellent sense of showmanship in all of his energetic performances – giving body and soul to everything he does.
Marcus explains, ‘Antony, here’s a pic of me using my Dannecker Optimus as a slide to play guitar, I hope you don’t see this as gross misuse of your beautifully crafted instrument! If anything the guitar comes off worse in this particular confrontation as I usually break a string during this bit of crowd pleasing showmanship.’
New Album from Ten Years After
Ten Years After released a new live album in January 2015, ‘THE NAME REMAINS THE SAME‘.
Here’s a taster from this excellent new album.
More information about this new amazing album can be found on the TYA website where it is available to purchase from February 1st.
Marcus Bonfanti UK Solo Tour
Marcus Bonfanti starts a new UK solo tour at the beginning of February 2015. Checkout the dates and venues near you for this unmissable show via the Marcus Bonfanti website.