Guitarist Profile: Jean-Marc Bonello

Name: Jean-Marc Bonello
Age: 22
Occupation: Engineer
Twitter username: @jmbonello

All-time favourite band?

It’s not fair to name one but if you put a gun to my head I’d say The Specials

Current favourite song?

Again difficult but Gee Wiz by Kindness and Reckless Serenade by the Arctic Monkeys

Current most-hated song?

Anything on MTV and that’s played in clubs

Which band/artist/concert/festival would you most want to watch live?

This year definitely Reading Festival

Is there a local artist you look up to?

Brikkuni, they managed to make 2 great albums of music that shouldn’t sell.

When did you first participate in Strummin’?

2010, helping out front of house. Last year Strummin’ X was the first one I actually played in and it was an amazing experience 🙂

How did you get to know about Strummin’?

Being friends with Joseph Axiak and Luke Grech it’s difficult not to know about Strummin’ 🙂

What would you tell people who are interested in taking part in Strummin’ this year?

What are you waiting for?! Get into the family and enjoy every second of it!

When did you first start learning guitar?


Are you involved in any other music-related projects?

Does collecting records count? 😛 I occasionally DJ some alternative and funk sets but unfortunately don’t have the time to be in a band 😦

Do you play electric or bass guitar?

Yes, Aria STG-003

Which amps/pedals do you own?

Digitech RP-200A and a puny Randall practice amp.


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