About six months ago I came across a video of a street performer that really impressed me as a guitarist . It may because at the time I was working at learning the song , Sultans of Swing . I think I may have been searching YouTube for a teaching video when I came across a video of Brazilian musician , William Lee , playing Sultans of Swing in a street performance . I immediately became a fan . I was also impressed of the way that he was willing to put himself out there , literally .
It takes a lot of confidence to just pick a place to play and go at it . It still impresses me more that a musician can actually make money at this if he or she is good enough to make a fan out of a stranger on the spot .
William Lee is definitely a really entertaining street performer . His cover of his choice of songs are good to me since he manage to play songs I have liked since the originals came out . I have noticed that the main YouTube channel that carries his music is CADMRecords .
Below is the cover of Sultans of Swing as performed by William Lee .
Another favorite is Pretty Woman .
This is the kind of stuff I like to find .
This is probably the best cover of ” Still Got The Blues ” that I have heard .
This has to be one of the top ten amazing videos on Youtube .
It is school kids performing the Tool song 46 and 2 .Their playing raises the bar and the singer is stunning to hear .
Like most people who see this for the first time , I have to compare their performance to where I was when I was at that age . To be honest I think I was in beginners band taking drum lessons on a practice pad , not that there is anything wrong with that , after all we all have to start some where . However these kids play and sing more professionally than a lot of practicing musicians , which leads to the wow factor you feel or the jealous factor , wherever your at , when you see this video for the first time .
When it comes to kids this age I feel it might be irresponsible of me to publish names and locations so I will leave that alone for now . However I am sure they will be famous in the near future . This kind of talent doesn’t stay hidden .
I have been watching a video that I cant seem to get out of my head and honestly that is fine with me . I first heard Kelli Leigh ‘s soulful voice in a video that someone had posted on YouTube . It is The Band of Voices audition on Britain’s Got Talent 2013 show . I have no idea how many times I have played this version of Price Tag but I have to say it sounds so much better than the original . It just seems that this song has a natural flow at this tempo . The group was smart in letting Miss Leigh began the singing with a voice that is compared to Whitney Houston . There can be no greater compliment to a female singer . They are both amazing .
And then there is the Duke Dumont – I Got You video .
All you have to do is read the comments on this last video and you will see that most will agree that she has an extreme amount of talent . I personally wish that she would record her own version of Price Tag . This song has great lyrics with a real message .