Tip your ears to Bonfanti’s brilliance

marcus bonfanti
marcus bonfanti

KEEPING the spirit of rock icon Phillip Lynott and Thin Lizzy alive, Limehouse Lizzy will pack a punch with a rock n rollexplosion of a show tonight at The Stables.

But if you would rather keep check on music being made in the here and now, you need to check in with Marcus Bonfanti, over on Stage 2 this Frday evening.

The singer-songwriter launched his debut album in 2008, followed in 2010 by What Good Am I To You, and those two releases earned him a British Blues Award for Best Songwriter last year.

Not about to stand still, his new opus is due imminently.

‘As if Jimmy Page had been reborn as Seasick Steve,’ wrote a scribe for The Times, having caught him in the live.

Do you need any further encouragement to take a listen?

For the sort of authentic feel that gets a whole room dancing, look no further than six-piece acoustic Cuban band Expresion Cubana on Friday.

Great vocals, fine instrumentalists, lovely haunting tones and great arrangements – traditional music has never sounded so good.

We are big fans of good old-fashioned hard work and Danny Bryant has carved out a name for himself playing over 2000 club and festival shows to his fans around the globe.

Blues-boy Danny is ‘a fantastic guitar player’ according

to fellow player Joe Bonamassa, and he knows good sound.

Take a nostalgic trip back in time to the 50s and 60s on Saturday when C’Mon Everybody takes to the stage.

The greatest era of rock ‘n’ roll comes to life as top-class tributes are performed by high-quality musicians, including Chris Fender Black.

Soulful singer-songwriter Luke Jackson is also heading to the venue on Saturday.

He is one of the finest emerging talents on the acoustic scene today, rapidly developing into an unforgettable performer.

To understand the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty years, look to the eclectic performance from Courtney Pine CBE on Sunday.

Bringing together musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe, the saxophonist returns with tales from a truly multi-cultural viewpoint.

Completing your the round up for this week, Toploader make a welcome return promoting their album Only Human on Wednesday.

Make a booking – call MK 280800.