MARCO MARCHI & THE MOJO WORKERS
This Swiss Blues & Roots Quartet play music from the time when alcohol was drunk out of teacups and Al Capone would have refilled them. Musical pearls from the pre-war juke joints and speakeasies have been dusted down by Marco Marchi & the Mojo Workers to reveal the mesmerising and enthralling energy of music from Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, Tampa Red, Blind Boy Fuller and Robert Johnson.
Marco and his boys are not tied solely to the rich musical inheritance of the Southern States - they also carry the ideals of Ragtime, the Piedmont blues and the Hokum into the 21st century. As a result their own sparkling compositions are in no way lame old-timers and their repertoire is not reduced to nostalgic reminiscences of long-gone days, but is instead an exciting rediscovery of the freshness and power of the music that inspired Rock'n'Roll, the Beat and Soul.
Rejecting the power of modern amplifiers, they choose to play with instruments appropriate to the era, to create an atmosphere of genuine, handcrafted music for fans and aficionados. This conscious focus, together with their highly competent realisation, can be seen as the trademark of this formation and marks their uniqueness in the music landscape.
Marco Marchi - Electric, Acoustic and Resonator Guitar and Vocals
Marco Simoncelli – Harmonica
Fabio Bianchi – Tuba, Electric Bass
Toby Glaser– Drums, Washboard
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0161 273 5495 (weekdays before 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)