Live Music Lineup
Main Stage, 03 Jun
A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories, Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band and released 3 critically acclaimed albums in a his so far short but successful musical career.
His growing reputation as one of the top performers in the UK and Europe lead to him being asked to front the legendary British Rock & Roll band Ten Years After which he has done since early 2014, co-writing and producing their latest album ‘A Sting In The Tail’ released in 2017.
He is also into his seventh year of fronting the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion who hold a monthly residency at the prestigious London venue and have had special guests such as Jack Bruce, Eric Burdon, Joe Louis Walker, John Nemeth and countless others join them.
He has worked as a guitar player with Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Wood, Cliff Richard, Jimmy Carl Black, Paul Jones as well as opening shows as a solo artist for Little Feat, Chuck Berry, Robert Cray, Beth Hart and Sonny Landreth. Known for his deep powerful vocal style and ability to combine many differing guitar styles to create his own unique sound, Bonfanti’s live shows are full of a raw energy that many people thought had left live music a long time ago.
“Utterly Spellbinding” The Times
“Go and see him, he’s terrific” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
“Deserves to be the next British Guitar Hero” The Guardian