“My jaw was on the floor so many times!” Steve Vai once tipped Matteo Mancuso for greatness – now the two virtuosos have finally shared the stage in one of the most technically dazzling jams you’ll ever see

Steve Vai and Matteo Mancuso
(Image credit: Medios y Media / Luciano Viti via Getty Images)

After being tipped for greatness by Steve Vai back in 2022, Matteo Mancuso has since gone on to become a household name for electric guitar fans.

A borderline absurd debut singlepropelled by a mesmerizing first live outing – introduced audiences to his otherworldly technique, which assimilates aspects of classical guitar and conventional rock guitar into one devastating playing approach defined by incomprehensible agility and flawless phrasing.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

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.