Rodrigo y Gabriela, La Scala, London

I managed to get one ticket for Rodrigo y Gabriela at La Scala. I tried to buy two, but it would seem I got the last ticket! Seems that I have been blessed, I managed to get right at the front of the gig too, which was great so I could check out their chops. I was really impressed by their performance. I was standing right in front of the bass bins, and the dynamics that these two Mexican guitarists produce, reminded me a little of the Young brothers. Angus and Malcolm even with electrics would be hard pressed to out gun these two nylon axe monsters.

Rodrigo was more than keen to point out that what they do is not flamenco. They have a very unique sound, mixing up metal, classical, jazz, pop and dare I say it flamenco, but this was no Paco de Lucia gig. They did a great version of the Floyd’s Wish you were here – and Rodrigo used a beer bottle as a slide. Gabriela’s rythmn playing is awesome, very passionate and extremely fast, I will keep practicing and maybe one day I might get near to what she does, but alas I reckon I might be wasting my time. If you ever get a chance to see these two play – do it. They really are something else!

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