I've written about Orianthi before. Half of you agreed she rules and the others couldn't get past the fact that she sings pop songs while shredding. Last night, Orianthi performed on American Idol and I was reminded how much I'd love to see her live. It's not even about the singing - it's about watching her hands move on the fretboard. Fantastic!
I just checked Orianthi's website - she's only got a couple live dates planned and neither is near me. In case you're interested, she's playing University of Illinois (Champaign) on April 12 and the Hangout Festival at Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 14. I actually really would love to attend Hangout but three festivals in as many weeks just isn't possible, even for the Glam mistress!
I've been wanting to post the video of Orianthi with Steve Vai for awhile but something always comes up or I get distracted. The clip is great - the song is "Highly Strung" and Vai looks and sounds great here. I'm a fan or harmonics - and I hope you like the song, too.
Tomorrow on Bring Back Glam! a review of the new Bullet For My Valentine album, Fever!