YouTube guitar demon and all-round funny man Bradley Hall is ambitious in his content output – his three-hour metal reworking of the soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring attests to this.
And his aspirations are no different in his latest video, in which he – together with fellow YouTuber Cait Devin – has rounded up some of the best female guitar players in the game right now for a monstrous shred-a-thon.
Now, Hall's no stranger to orchestrating such collaborations; last year he assembled an impressive 29 guitarists for a similar all-female shred video. But here, he's taken it a step further, recruiting 35 women for what he calls the “biggest all-female shred collab ever”.
After the video is introduced by a guitarist who looks an awful lot like Bradley Hall – and goes by the name “Brandy Hall”, weirdly – clean guitar maestro Diamonds gets things going with an breathtaking two-handed tapping passage, before the backing track – written by Hall collaborator Chance Battenberg – shifts into gear, making way for some more shreddy material from the subsequent collaborators.
The video's lineup includes Sophie Burrell – who recently reached the semifinals of Martin/Guitar World's No Limits challenge – as well as Amber DeBellis, Jimena Fosado, Becca Scammon, Lecia Louise, Midori of LOVEBITES and tons more.
Like last year's all-female shredfest, this video is part of Cait Devin's Shredding For Hope series. The initiative – which aids There With Care, a charity that helps children and families facing critical illness – began in 2020, when Devin and Bradley Hall recruited the YouTube guitar scenes biggest names for a shred collaboration, including Jared Dines and Nik Nocturnal.
Those who donate to There With Care through the video – or text “SHREDFEST2022” to 50155 – are in with a chance to win one of three guitar pedals.
They include the Nebulist, a glow-in-the-dark arpeggiating delay unit, and the Apocalipstick, a one-knob distortion pedal – both from Wyoming boutique pedal company Reza Guitars and Effects – and NSP Effects' Sin of Pride Octave Fuzz.
For more info, and to enter the competition, head to There With Care (opens in new tab).