Adelaide home grown music sensation is set to rock her home town on the 2nd May! At this stage it’s a one show only event so be sure to get your tickets for her Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre concert when they go on sale April 1 through Ticketek.
At 24 years old, Orianthi has already experienced what most aspiring musicians only dream of. She’s opened for her hero (Steve Vai), backed an Idol (Carrie Underwood), traded solos with a legend (Carlos Santana) and shared the stage with the King of Pop (Michael Jackson).
Her story started here Adelaide where, at the age of six, she began taking an interest in her dad’s record collection. “Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Cream, Santana… he was into guitar players that are real songwriters,” she boasts. Growing up in the 80s, a decade remembered for its many guitar greats, Orianthi also listened to a lot of Whitesnake, Van Halen and Def Leppard.
After a performance with Carrie Underwood on stage at the 2009 Grammy Awards the blogosphere was buzzing with news of this little-known guitar prodigy. It prompted Michael Jackson to call with an offer for her to be his guitarist for his dates at the O2 Arena in London. “Working with Michael was a life-changing experience,” Orianthi reflects, “One I will never forget.”