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British Blues Guitarist Marcus Bonfanti Performs Exclusively for Gibson.com

Jeremy Singer
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07.12.2010


British Blues guitarist Marcus Bonfanti dropped by the Gibson Guitar Showroom in London to perform his new single, “Give Me Your Cash,” on a Dobro Resonator exclusively for Gibson.com. The new single is taken from Bonfanti’s second album, What Good Am I To You, and will be released later in the year. Marcus Bonfanti has just completed a hectic U.K. tour supporting Sandi Thom as well as his own high-profile show at the Glastonbury Festival and is now gigging independently around the British Isles.
 
Marcus Bonfanti is fast building a reputation as one of the most exciting acts on the U.K. live circuit, with a fierce show either with his band or as a solo artist. Having learnt his trade playing three sets a night, six nights a week, he is no stranger to live performing and it shows. Bonfanti knows that comparisons are customary at this point, but he sometimes finds them more amusing than accurate. “Someone called me the lovechild of Tom Waits and Van Morrison once,” he said. “I quite like that one.”
 
He also admits that What Good Am I To You does bear some American hallmarks — after all, he did write some of it out there. “But there’s something British about it that I can never quite put my finger on. It’s rooted in blues, that’s my favorite genre of music to play and listen to. But I don’t think the end product sounds like a traditional blues record. In fact, I know it doesn’t. I listen to a lot of other music, country, soul, bluegrass, jazz, some quite heavy rock stuff as well, and I think it all feeds in.”
 
Below are a few testimonials praising Marcus Bonfanti’s new album:

"Varied & confident album. This outing proves Bonfanti has the potential to take the blues somewhere intriguing" - Guitarist
 
 “He is fantastic live & certainly this album is excellent.” - BBC Radio 2, Bob Harris
 
"It is not often I come across a new blues artist that has a complete mastery of all the different styles of blues and roots that even though there are hints of influences on all of his music Marcus Bonfanti still has his own defined voice.” -  www.guitarnoize.com
 
Watch “Give Me Your Cash” right here:

 
For more information on Marcus Bonfanti please visit - http://www.marcusbonfanti.com


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