What do you do in London on a normal Thursday evening?
You sit at home and watch Eastenders, or you go down the pub for a pint or two... or you go spend FIVE HOURS with RON “BUMBLEFOOT” THAL in a house-party-like atmosphere where he chats with you, laughs with you, plays to you and jams with you for five short hours.
Hmm... I’d go for a pint, I think.
Nili Brosh hardly needs an introduction.
For those who haven’t yet seen any of the YouTube videos or numerous posts in both real and virtual press, let’s just say... Good morning. You have just awakened from a long, long sleep...
For the rest of us, let’s try to find out a little more about some less obvious aspects of this young rising star.
We are all used to seeing gorgeous girls posing with beautifully crafted, highly polished guitars on advertising posters and magazine covers. No doubt these are nice to look at, but do we expect these babes to be able to play? Perhaps not. Would we even give them time of the day?
Enter Nita Strauss...
Not only does this girl have the looks and the moves, but she has the skill and the acumen to make it, in what is almost exclusively, the man’s world.
"Tom, outstanding guitar playing for only being 18 years old. You've got a bright future ahead of you!" - Derryl Gabel
“Incredible playing and sophistication. Tom is the one to watch for the future of Fusion Guitar” - Tom Quayle
“Teen Guitar God” - Total Guitar Magazine
These are some of the comments levelled at this young Northerner who never fails to impress with his guitar skills.
5 years after he picked up a guitar, at the tender age of 14, a video of an unaccompanied solo he performed at his school was featured in the “Best of YouTube” section in Total Guitar Magazine praising his playing.
I was curious to find out more about him.