At 24 years old, Orianthi has already experienced what most aspiring musicians only dream of. She’s opened for her hero, Steve Vai, backed an Idol, Carrie Underwood, traded solos with a legend, Carlos Santana and shared the stage with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. What’s left to conquer? The world stage, for one, and this guitar wunderkind has her sights clearly set on the road ahead.
Orianthi packs modern girl-power punch into every turn of phrase, but it’s the shredding that takes her brand of rock to an entirely new level. Songs like “Suffocated” and “Think Like A Man” are anthemia rock tracks recalling at time Evanescence, Avril Lavigne, Paramore and even a less-music row more-sunset strip Taylor Swift. First single “According To You” is a catchy tale of an ungrateful boyfriend with a killer guitar solo. The result: a thunderous, hook and riff driven debut that sounds larger than life. If, for a moment, you’ve thought the music world could use another taste of The Runaways’ Joan Jett, let us introduce you to Orianthi.