Ezio Lenedei and Mark ‘Booga’ Fowell are Cambridge institutions. Since they first came together as Ezio in 1990, they are frequently described as one of Britain’s best live bands. Ezio is about deep, honest, emotional that hit a raw nerve. Make sure you catch Ezio in Marquee 2 on Saturday night and in Marquee 1 on Sunday afternoon.
Acoustic guitars? No samples or loops? Sounds a bit like an anachronism for the year 2000, doesn’t it? But what is provided by Ezio Lunedei (singer/guitarist) and Mark “Booga” Fowell (guitarist), is nothing less than an anachronism, but one of the most innovative and freshest phenomenons of the music market.
1990 in Cambridge: Ezio whose musical roots are somewhere between Van Morrison and Jeff Buckley, looks for the ideal partner. When he met Kenyan born Booga, next to 2 metres high and nearly that wide, it was only a matter of time before a musical union of unprecedented quality was formed.
Looking at these two guys you see two totally different types of men, but when they start to play, they play with a rythmical power and unity that’s hard to produce with a full rhythm section!! Booga’s spontaneous fluid touch is the perfect complement to Ezio’s emotive songs, imaginatively adding to the moods they invoke but never swamping them or being flash for the sake of it.
One of the main reasons for all of this success is their incredible live show, which often leaves the audience with shiny eyes and in an unbelievably enthusiastic mood. But far from this being a dreamy introverted songwriter show, you need to imagine two mad men playing Rock ‘n Roll on acoustic guitars!! This powerful and exciting show is tempered with beautiful ballads, tales of longing, aching love, which have the disconcerting habit of catching you unaware with a line you could have written yourself, had you been able to put these deeply buried feelings into words.