So we are now into week six of the lockdown, did you vow to yourself that you would take up a new skill with all that extra time you’d have on your hands? If, like me, you tried to learn a musical instrument, you will know that it is not as easy as it looks.. Perhaps, we should take a lesson from new West Coast rock hero, Lucas Tadini.
Armed with a guitar, a phalanx of Moogs, the odd Mellotron and a theremin set to ‘stun’, Tadini is a one-man army of sound, drawing deeply from the musical wells of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the maelstrom of rhythms and melodies from his native Brazil.
Yep, we told you, impressive! And that’s just the teaser! However, don’t be hard on yourself if you’re not quite there yet with your six weeks of practice! Tadini has had years of experience playing in bands all over the world such as TüR and Mais 55 from his hometown of Sao Paolo and Skunk Oil in LA, experiences which have allowed him to hone his skills as a singer, keyboardist and guitarist, as well as his production and arrangements. Not to mention the opportunity to play with such legends as Jota Quest, Seu Jorge and drummer supreme, Kenwood Dennard, as well as the world-renowned conductors, Henry Leck and Joao Carlos Martins.
If, like us, you’re feeling inspired and want to learn more from the rock magician head to the links below to see his dreamy set up during lockdown!