The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ, 0191 230 4474

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The Cluny

Upcoming gigs



Support from:
  • Skam

  • Dragnet

Sun 25 Nov 2012 Price: £7.00 Doors Open: 20:00

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BONAFIDE was formed by singer/guitarist Pontus Snibb in Malmö, southern Sweden, in 2006. Joining him is fellow guitar player Mikael Fässberg, drummer Niklas Matsson and bass player Martin Ekelund.

Their mission; to play Hard Rock the way it´s supposed to be played: True to it´s roots in the electric blues and early R´n´B.

In October 2007 BONAFIDE released their debut, simply titled "Bonafide". Immediately they became quite busy playing the Scandinavian club and festival circuit, and supporting bands such as Deep Purple, Europe, Status Quo, Y&T, LA Guns, The Quireboys and countless of others…

In January 2009 BONAFIDE locked themselves into Musicamatic studios in Gothenburg, Sweden with acclaimed producer Chips Kiesbye (The Hellacopters, The Nomads) and began to record their second full length album, titled "Something´s dripping", released world wide in October 2009. The album raced to No 16 in the National Swedish Album chart, beating both Megadeth and Ace Frehley with whom they shared release date!

In November 2009 BONAFIDE embarked on a six week, nine country, 35 + shows long tour of Europe in support of the new album, that saw the band play clubs and theater style venues to great response.
Spring 2011 saw the band tour Europe once again. This time in support of the EP “Fill your head with Rock – Old, New, Tried & True”, originally planned as a single to promote the song “Fill your head with rock” (also included on the “Something´s dripping” CD), but the band booked themselves into a Stockholm recording studio, laid down some of their own favourite tracks by Humble Pie, Rose Tattoo and The Who, threw in some video´s and leftovers from previous sessions, and Voila! – an EP was born that raced to the number One slot on the Swedish Midprice chart!
Early December 2011, BONAFIDE made their UK debut at the Hard Rock Hell Festival´s main stage. In all BONAFIDE did 10 shows around the UK, culminating in a show at London´s famous Islington O2 Academy.
Almost Three years after the release of latest full length offering – BONAFIDE are back!


Leicester based SKAM recently supported The Answer/The Union on their joint headline tour, and received very favourable feedback. Classic Rock Magazine recently awarded SKAM their "Band of the Month" title.
SKAM have released their album, It's Come To This, and have received excellent reviews. London based, Scream Promotions (Iron Maiden/Download Festival/Black Veil Brides/Yashin)are providing press/PR support to SKAM, and will actively work the dates with a targeted press campaign.
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