Nandi Bushell on her meteoric rise, playing with Foo Fighters, and her aspirations to collaborate with Slipknot and Metallica

Nandi Bushell
(Image credit: John Bushell)

She only turned 12 years old last month, but Nandi Bushell already has a resume that’s absolutely bursting at the seams, teeming with high-profile collaborations and A-list link-ups, footnoted with guitar-shaped gifts and praise from a seemingly unending list of celebrity admirers.

Through her YouTube, Instagram and Twitter platforms, the multi-instrumentalist – who was born in South Africa then moved to England at an early age – has assembled something of a social media empire. Thanks to her collection of quick-fire guitar covers and inventive all-looped renditions of her favorite tracks, Bushell has amassed a follower and subscriber count of over 2.2 million people.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.