Monday, February 27, 2012


Howdy Folks,
Bonanza & Son launches a brand new night ‘The Gaslight' this Wednesday at Filthy Macnasty’s.

Named after and taking it’s inspiration from the famous Greenwich Village Café, The Gaslight Club which was a favourite haunt of the young Bob Dylan and where he premiered early songs such as ‘Masters Of War’.

Other artists to have performed there include Son House, Allen Ginsberg, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Cosby, David Bomberg, Bonnie Raitt & Bruce Springsteen.

For the launch we have some terrific acts, artists and writers (see below) and in future months you can expect all manner of
acoustic acts • film screenings • spoken word • performance art • book and poetry readings • private views and one-night-only pop-up art exhibitions • dance • special guest djs • comedy • political satire • puppet shows • etc…

… Oh and what better way to spend a wintery Wednesday evening?

'The Gaslight' launches Wednesday 29th February and will take place on the last Wednesday of every Month at Filthy MacNasties.

Hope to see y’all!

Bonanza & Son (ResonanceFM) Presents
'The Gaslight’ @ Filthy MacNasties.

A brand new ‘Café-Art night' from club-night impresarios and radio presenters Bonanza & Son…

Bonanza & Son is now in its ninth year of promoting & presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots Music as well as djing quality music from Country to Krautrock to cutting edge Electronic music.

For over five years Bonanza & Son have also been producing & presenting their popular weekly radio show on Resonance 104.4FM
(Every Monday evening 11pm-Midnight with repeats Sunday afternoons 1-2pm) as well as running numerous, successful club nights and dj sets in the Capital.

Live acoustic sets from

Dylan Walshe:
Multi-instrumentalist, troubadour and Strummerville featured stompin' one man band harmoniser Dylan Walshe will entrance and entertain you with his captivating stories carried all the way from Dublin to London.

He has been likened to such diverse and disparate acts as Billy Childish to Noel Gallagher and to the Blues masters like Mississippi John Hurt in equal measures or indeed any of the original Bluesmen like Leadbelly, Sonny Boy Williamson or Robert Johnson all melded together to give us something fresh in the vein of Steve Earle aboard a steamboat full of modern Sea Shanties and Celtic tales carried all the way from Dublin to London and back again.

We also think there's more than a touch of Nick Cave in Dylan’s songs as well as his namesake tucked in there too which is no bad thing.

George Frakes:
George Frakes is an astonishing, young talent with his consummate fingerpicking and exquisite songwriting; he’ll be taking us on a spiritual journey upon a magic-carpet ride of Neo Psychedelic Folk, nodding respectfully to the likes of Nick Drake, John Martyn, Bert Jansch or even Hank Williams and emerging mysteriously from the mists of North London dressed and draped impeccably, as he does in paisley, velvet, corduroy and fur with song-smithery to match

Book Reading from
Pete Bennett (Monkey Island/The Dublo)
Front man of not one but two of Stoke Newington's finest bands, Monkey Island and The Dublo, Rennaissance man Pete Bennett will read from one of his books which include 'The Occassional Diary of an Opportunist Football Fan’ which was described as 'The opening book of the season . . . a salty tale of promenades, Punk-Rock, politics, family and... erm, football!'

Pop-Up Exhibition/Private view and Film screening
Robert Rubbish
Tonight Robert will screen his short film 'The Labyrinth Of London' a homage to film noir and hard-boiled fiction with a psycho-geographical flavour. A journey into the dark heart of the city as well as an exhibition of paintings and drawings ,

Robert is a big grin-bearing, wild-haired, snappy-suited eccentric co-founder of Le Gun magazine and one half of Victorian-Punk revivalists The Rubbishmen.

This special ‘pop-up’, private view of recent work will include paintings and exquisite drawings based on life, love, hate, death and facial hair!

At a recent show at Rough Trade East he exhibited a number of portraits of musicians who famously sported facial hair. Robert is inspired as much by comedy emporiums and joke shops as he is by classical art and artists such as James Ensor and has been known to call some of his work 'joke shop pop art'.

His apocryphal and anachronistic record covers represent Robert's desire to find albums that he has been hoping to track down for years such as ‘The Complete Works Of Egyptian Ska' or 'The Greatest Hits From The Cosmic Toilet'.

As well as Le Gun Robert also publishes 'Los Pistolos' - a low tech publication with a punky, London/Mexican vibe heavily influenced by underground comics and punk zines of yesteryear.

Rubbish has exhibited extensively and internationally with recent shows in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Japan and even China. He is currently working on a feature-length, espionage movie set between Jersey & London.

The exhibition will run for one month.

Film Screening:
‘No Direction Home’-Bob Dylan/Martin Scorsese
Scorsese & Dylan’s epic masterpiece.

+ Bonanza & Son DJ set (ResonanceFM)
10 decades of Volk-Music!

@ Filthy MacNasties
68 Amwell Street, (Off Pentonville Road Nearest tube Angel)
Wednesday 29th February 2012

Next Month
Wednesday 28th March 2012
Exhibition by Kate Garner
Playing Live Emit Bloch
plus tots lots more TBA

Bonanza & Son Music & Promotions
Promoters, Radio Presenters & DJs
Bonanza & Son on Resonance104.4FM
Mondays 11pm-Midnight (Sunday Afternoon repeats 1-2pm)

Bonanza & Son On Resonance104.4FM
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'

Tune in on 104.4FM in London or online at

All past Bonanza & Son ResonanceFM radio shows are archived on our Mixcloud page and can be listened to at any time.
Each week after the Sunday repeat has been broadcast we’ll upload the show to:

Winner of the Radio Academy Nations & Regions Award for London, three years running!
Nominee, Sony Radio Academy Awards 2010 "Station Programmer of the Year"
Runner-up, PRSF New Music Award 2008
As featured in the Independent on Sunday's Happy List
The Guardian calls it 'The best radio station in London';
The Village Voice, 'The best radio station in the world’.

The average monthly listener figures for ResonanceFM on the internet is somewhere in the region of 120,000 & FM listenership (which is most places in London within the M25) is considerably more than that.

Imagine a radio station like no other:
Resonance104.4fm is the world’s first radio art station.

Resonance104.4fm is not-for-profit (UK registered charity no. 290236)
and is funded entirely by grants and voluntary donations.
You can support the station’s continued growth with a secure donation via

Bonanza & Son have a Facebook ‘PAGE' for all events:

We also have a blog with lots more weird and wonderful music and facts that you might like to explore:

Bonanza & Son Promotions & club nights include:
Countrier Than Thou’ @ The Lock Tavern
'Day Of The Dead’ @ Filthy MacNasties
'The Cosmic Film Club' @ The New Rose

‘Love & Hate’ @ The Drop, Stoke Newington
‘Bonanza Music Quiz’ @ The Defectors Weld
’The Gaslight’ @ Filthy MacNasties

Bonanza & Son also perform regular DJ sets at all of the above.


Post a Comment

<< Home