Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Orianthi

I don't know about you guys, but for me there's always a trill of excitement upon finding new music, new artists, whose work just clicks. Something about the sound, the charisma, the stage presence, the mannerisms - when it all just meshes, it's a beautiful thing.

Discovered a couple of artists recently who are pretty amazing, and figured I'd share with the findings with you guys over the upcoming weeks. First up is Orianthi, a 24-year-old Australian guitarist.

I find her admirable for a number of reasons. First off, rockin' female guitarist = respect in my book, any day of the week. The fact that she's probably on track to join a long line of guitarists on whole nother level set for the history books only augments the allure. (See her website and Wikipedia article for more information.)

"She's opened for her hero (Steve Vai), backed an Idol (Carrie Underwood), traded solos with a legend (Carlos Santana) and shared the stage with the King of Pop (Michael Jackson)."
-from her website bio

Now after all this great background information, I'm sure you guys can't wait to check out some of her music. The first (and so far, only, actually) song of hers that I was introduced to was According to You. It's got one of those catchy sort of beats, and the music video is pretty cool as well. Enjoy:


5 comments:

PolishOutlander said...

Just saw the THIS IS IT movie this week and totally rocked the guitar! MJ truly let her shine during solos. And I loved her outfits. Will have to keep my eye out for any other stuff that she does.

Dahlia said...

I think I saw her on Alexa Chung recently. I wish I could play guitar like that (though I'll settle for just being able to play guitar at all).

Sasha Liz said...

Ahhh! I saw her in This Is It and LOVE HER! Got so excited to see this post.

deltay said...

Polish - Really? I actually haven't checked it out yet, but will have to get on that soon!

Dahlia - I know, pretty inspiring, isn't it? I've been wanting to learn guitar for... oh, maybe the last 5 or 6 years now. But was deeply immersed in piano for years, and ... but soon, hopefully! :)

Sasha Liz - hehe, glad you were excited by this post - always great to see other music ethusists!

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