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12-year-old guitarist leads garage band for perfect Guns N’ Roses cover

May 22nd, 2020

With the rise of electronic music, people are slowly forgetting the beauty of garage performances or home music jamming.

Today, instead of the loud, rocking amplifiers from garage bands, people are streaming their music, listening to more pop and making electronic music on their computers.

Still, let’s take a few steps back to when home jamming was still the jam!

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Back then, a lot of teenagers could be seen jamming with their friends in their parent’s garage.

It could be because they are rehearsing for a school show or just plain having fun.

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There are also garage bands who swing their garage doors open and invite their neighbors to listen to their music.

Even though some people perceive them as being noisy, many people still appreciate their display of passion for music. Nowadays, only a few households are willing to keep this kind of tradition going.

Fortunately, these kids are keeping it alive with this Guns n’ Roses tune.

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These young kids from New Orleans welcomed their neighbors with a Guns n’ Roses song, “Sweet Child of Mine.”

They were at least 12 years old at the time when they performed this in their house garage, which is pretty impressive— only a few kids their age perform the way they do!

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They rocked a huge crowd on that street with their electrifying performance.

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They played quite a few songs that there was already a crowd that formed around them.

It seemed like their neighbors were captivated by the music. They let it pour out of them from their homes to watch them play. It instantly became a special rock concert, except they were performing in the garage.

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The vocalist gave the crowd some time to breathe before they introduced the next song.

Stratton James, the band’s lead guitarist, then started playing the intro from “Sweet Child of Mine” after a cue from his bandmates. From that moment on, he had the crowd so excited as he played the classic on his electric guitar.

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Cheers from the audience continued to flood the street as the band nailed their performance.

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The vocalist perfectly sang the parts with his raspy voice, and all the members were pitching in all their efforts to accompany him perfectly.

James, on the other hand, was the star of the show with his electrifying guitar shreds, which made his listeners go wild during their show.

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From start to finish, they looked very professional as they performed the song.

The crowd they got was so large that it covered the whole street! In fact, the police eventually came to crash the party and asked the people to leave.

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This clip was posted five years ago, and the band members are now all grown up.

James shared in the YouTube comments section that six months after their garage performance, the group disbanded. However, he spent his time pursuing his passion for rock music by joining adult gigs and even played with a band dedicating themselves to play a tribute to Van Halen. James also had the chance to share the stage with Todd Kerbs, the bassist of the band Guns n’ Roses, at the age of 13. Now that he is 17, he is currently working hard to write songs and play demos. We hope that we get to see him shine sooner or later with his music!

Be sure to check out the entire performance in the link below:

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Source: YouTube/Stratton James

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