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".that is some legit shit you have there .keep writing music just how you are, and tell your guitar player I dig his riffs. That's the thing I miss most about the 70's.the riffs. I don't know where the fuck they've run off to, but wherever they were you sure as hell found them. Best of luck."

Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin

"A lot of noise has been made about this Herefordshire outfit, people to get excited include the legendary Jimmy Page. And after listening to this belting 3 track EP, it's easy to see why. It's like being thrust back into the 70's, with super slick guitar riffs, catchy rhythm and simple yet affective lyrics. The EP starts with 'See The Light' a fast paced wondrous jam, next on the agenda is 'You Find You' a melodic rock song with some brilliant guitar work. The album finishes with the storming 'Here Not There' which will leave you panting and wanting more.

The whole album reminds of Led Zeppelin, this could be a band that many people have been waiting for, and maybe, just maybe, it might be Mars Bonfire who fill a rock void left in so many of our hearts. Available to download now, I suggest you get it, play it loud, and play it fast. 5/5"

Ian Black, The View Magazine, 2007

Mars Bonfire are a young 4 piece band described as. " guitar rock of the very best sort: hard and dynamic ", "riff-heavy brand of grooving rock 'n' roll", "Electrifying rawk". " Mars Bonfire set the stage on fire with their musical talent, energy and raw charm.". Their sound is most akin to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple and other 70s greats mixed with a powerfull modern edge. Mars Bonfire have just recorded an album with top producer Gavin Monaghan (The Wildhearts, The Twang, The Smiths, Mercury Rev, Idlewild, Carina Round, Miss Black America, Jesus and The Mary Chain, The Clash, Nizlopi, Editors, Ryan Adams etc) after signing to Darklight Entertainments.

More reviews of the band:

"Electrifying rawk from the firm local favourites, Martin growling out the vocals with his engrossing stage persona and Remi's guitar playing straight from Jimi Hendrix's wildest dreams."

Mike Wynn from Flat Pack Heroes, reviewing Mars Bonfire live in Hereford on BBC Hereford and Worcester

".musically you clearly know what you are doing."

Johnny Rocker, Roadstar

"It's the sort of CD I don't want to review because I will put it in my reviewed pile and will rarely have time to go back. It gives me a welcome rush of blood everytime I put it on. It is guitar rock of the very best sort: hard and dynamic. In the tradition of the MC5, Led Zeppelin, and the Black Keys. I have even found myself playing air guitar - its that good."

colnoise.co.uk, reviewing Mars Bonfire's debut EP

"Mars Bonfire set the stage on fire with their musical talent, energy and raw charm which literally oozes from them in each performance."

Hereford Admag, in a write up on Mars Bonfire

"riff-heavy brand of grooving rock 'n' roll. impressively executed by such a talented band"

jukbo.cx, reviewing Mars Bonfire supporting Rose Hill Drive

"Mars Bonfire light up the audience. Powerfull."

The Worcester Standard


The Management:
James Little
Darklight Entertainment 58 Speed House Barbican London EC2Y 8AT t 020 7628 5180 f 020 7681 3588 m 07836 210926 darklight_entertainment@yahoo .com

Maria Ward
NGO Solutions Limited, 380 St Albans Road, Nottingham, NG6 9FR t 0115 913 5933 m 07976526258 music@ngosolutions.co.uk

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Genres: Rock Blues

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