Friday, February 15, 2019

Gus G @ Bataclan, Paris - February 15th, 2019

Gus G is a Greek guitarist and as you can tell from his look he doesn’t play Sirtaki. His main gig is the Power-Metal band Firewind but he is perhaps best know for replacing Zakk Wylde in Ozzy’s band about ten years ago.
Tonight he plays as a trio with a drummer and a bassist who doubles as a vocalist. All of them are very good at what they do and the songs, although a little generic, were very decent, with a special mention to a great metal version of Dire Straits' Money For Nothing. But of course the real star of the set was the electric guitar..

All of the obligatory staples of the metal guitar hero were checked: neo-classical runs, tapping, sweep arpeggios, hair whipping, playing guitar behind the head… His solos were very impressive from a technical standpoint and you could hear Uli Jon Roth’s influence in each note.

A very good set from a gifted player.


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