Ellen DeGeneres isn’t any stranger to welcoming gifted children to her daytime discuss present, and this week she continued the custom by inviting 9-year-old guitar prodigy Taj Farrant.
Not solely was Farrant, who hails from Australia, decked out like a rock star with a wide-brimmed hat atop his dreadlocks, he completely tore up Slash’s iconic guitar solo from Weapons N’ Roses’ 1987 basic “Candy Little one O’ Mine”.
DeGeneres was clearly impressed, and invited Farrant to sit down down for a chat.
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Based on the younger musician, he solely took up the guitar a number of years in the past. Earlier than that, he defined, “all I did actually was play video video games on the PS4 and that was it.”
It wasn’t till his father took him to see a rock live performance that he determined to choose up a guitar. “My dad took me to an AC/DC live performance two and a half years in the past, and I used to be on my pop’s shoulders and I stated, ‘I wish to try this for the remainder of my life,’” stated the teenager.
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He additionally let DeGeneres in on the key to creating convincing guitar-playing faces. “Each be aware makes a special emotion for the face,” he revealed, “and typically I begin crying as a result of the music takes over me.”
In case you thought his Slash solo was spectacular, take a look at Farrant enjoying Brian Could’s solo from “Bohemian Rhapsody”, under: