Nili Brosh on playing with Cirque du Soleil and Tony MacAlpine, and what every guitarist can learn from horn players

Nili Brosh
(Image credit: Nili Brosh)

Of the new generation of internet electric guitar heroes, Nili Brosh could easily be one of the most well-rounded. Before you’ve even heard a note of her own solo music, the Los Angeles-based musician’s CV is proof enough of her jaw-dropping versatility.

After gaining initial recognition on YouTube for her cover of Jam Track Central’s Larry Carlton Style Track lesson - written and performed by none other than Guthrie Govan - she went on to cut her teeth playing in giant productions for Cirque Du Soleil and touring alongside neoclassical Shrapnel hero Tony MacAlpine, while also recording her own music and returning to the Berklee College Of Music, where she originally studied, now as their youngest instructor.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).