Sophie Burrell: “I don’t care too much about speed – I’d rather sound more like David Gilmour and play with feel”

Sophie Burrell
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There’s never been more guitar influencers in the world than there are right now – and the community looks set to keep on growing, with apps like Instagram and TikTok heightening the buzz around longer and more in-depth lessons, covers and reviews on YouTube.

One of the most impressive players to find online stardom in recent years is UK-based content creator Sophie Burrell, whose covers of famous tracks by Pink Floyd, Guns N’ Roses and Alter Bridge have – pardon the pun – struck a chord with countless fans around the world, racking up some seriously impressive numbers in the process.

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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).