Cole Rolland: “EDM allows me so much more freedom to be creative and make weird guitar noises I hope people haven't heard before”

Cole Rolland
(Image credit: Chris Hau)

With one-million-plus subscribers and over 170 millions views, Cole Rolland is easily one of the biggest names in the YouTube guitar sphere. Launching his channel back in 2008, the Toronto solo artist has built his brand posting dazzlingly accurate guitar covers and phenomenal six-string reinventions of classical pieces.

But like many YouTubers, the 27-year-old has ventured well beyond the confines of the platform during his career. He's shared the stage with EDM heavyweights ILLENIUM, Krewella and Adventure Club, and has put his compositional skills to record, most recently with his 2020 EP, Passenger.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.