'Wow': meet the nine-year-old drumming prodigy jamming with rock stars

Photo: Facebook / Nandi Bushell
Photo: Facebook / Nandi Bushell 

Nandi Bushell is an extraordinary talent.

And now the nine-year-old drumming prodigy from the UK is going viral for all the right reasons in her latest clip.

She plays the exceptionally complex Queens of the Stone Age track 'No-One Knows' with all the vim and vigor of a seasoned hard rocker, complete with the absolute best facial expressions and twirling of her drum sticks. The video has received over 1 million views on Twitter alone.  

"I love this song!" she wrote on Twitter. "I had so much fun rocking out!" The band even posted the video to their Instagram, commenting "Incredible!"

I feel like no one has ever been this excited about playing drums. You just have to love her.

There's a Reddit thread about her in this clip which is amassing thousands of comments of complete joy and adoration, with one person writing, "This is one of the best videos I have ever seen in my life. The way she enjoys and feels the song while playing is just amazing."

She's also just had a starring role in a David Bowie tribute concert in London, which features key musicians from David Bowie's bands from across the decades.

Nandi posted about her experience to her growing social media pages,including Instagram: "Wow wow wow! Last night I rocked out at 02 Shepherds Bush Empire in London with the @BowieTour."

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Music legend and former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox commented: "Force of nature!". Bowie's former pianist Mike Garson calls her 'the real deal'. 

People around the world are catching on to Nandi's special brand of stage presence and talent.

"Fantastic Nandi! You must have inspired thousands of girls to be drummers", commented one fan. 

Not only technically brilliant, her exuberant personality shines through everything she does and she's caught the attention of famous musos everywhere. She has even appeared recently on Ellen and Lenny Kravitz gifted her a Gibson Les Paul guitar.

Her rendition of Nirvana hit song Bloom also went viral a few months back, assuring her star continued to rise. UK retailer Argos featured her in a Christmas advertisement.

It's a family affair too, with her little brother Thomas jamming on vocals and guitar with his sister. Here they are performing Green Day's Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

But none of her increasing fame detracts from her immense talent and bright future as a musician and we can't wait to see how far she goes. 

We can see how she got here - she jams with dad in this clip.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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