Friday, October 30, 2009

WTF? Orianthi Is Avril Lavigne Meets Yngwie Malmsteen?

I was poking around the blogosphere last night and came across this video at Mr. Mike's Media Madness. It's this chick singer, Orianthi, and of course because she is hot I had to click on the video. What I heard was your average Avril Lavigne The Matrix chick pop song but then all of a sudden this shredding guitar came in and I realized it was coming from the fingers of Orianthi herself.

OK, so aside from the fact that the shred and this song do NOT go together, I thought it was very cool that this woman is such a fine guitarist. And damn it, if she turns a bunch of Miley-loving tween girls onto shredding guitar, then God Bless Her!

Also, according to Wikipedia, she was Michael Jackson's lead guitarist and "was present on all rehearsals for his This Is It tour before his death...She appears in the film This Is It, which chronicles the rehearsals for the tour" and is raking in loads of cash. Further proving that if you want a career pop, all you have to do is die.

Enjoy.

7 comments:

Dr. John said...

Wow! Quite the shredding from a youngster like her. I agree, though, it sounds out of place with the pop song. Kinda like having Neil Peart play Rush drum styles to AC/DC music. Thanks for the post...

Mr. Mike said...

Hey Isorki, just wanted to say thanks for the mention. "Lavigne meets Malmsteen" sums it up perfectly.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

GOOD for her! We need many more females that can actually play guitar!!!

Isorski said...

I agree. I remember thinking it was great when gals like Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton came on the scene - ladies who actually played instruments and wrote their own songs. Orianthi notches it up a few levels, though. I mean, I think I am an OK guitar player but she kicks my ass when it comes to this style. And she's what, 20? Gah!

TheLurkerX said...

Honestly, the first thing I thought when I saw her was, holy crap, It's like Avril Lavigne and Jan Kuehnemund from Vixen got mixed up in a blender. She's the first hot lead who can rip on a guitar to come along since Joan, Lita and Jan.

Max said...

You need to listen to all her work and I can't get enough. The guitar is everywhere and she does a few instrumentals on the 2 albums that make your hair stand on edge.
She plays like a dream, sings well and ain't too shabby in the looks department.
Hopefully she and her music are around for a long time to come.

Isorski said...

Lurker and Max, agreed. I need to check out more of this artist!