Kielce guitar whizz wows rock royalty with mind-blowing rendition of Led Zeppelin epic
A 20-year-old guitarist from Kielce has been wowing the music world with his searing rendition of Led Zeppelin’s epic ‘Kashmir’.
Filmed standing inside an underground carpark, Marcin Patrzałek is seen ripping through the classic hit from the band’s “Physical Graffiti” album with a stunning percussive fingerstyle leading Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello to tweet: “Some people are just really talented”.
He was followed by Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley posting “WOW!!!” and Living Colour founder Vernon Reid saying: “Jimmy Page ain’t seen THAT coming.”
Meanwhile Classic Rock online magazine wrote: “Polish guitarist Marcin Patrzalek has left rock royalty stunned and awestruck with the most astonishing solo cover of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir we’ve ever seen/heard.”
The magazine added that Marcin “plays Led Zep’s Kashmir like the lovechild of Eddie Van Halen and Jimmy Page.”
Marcin, who started playing the classical guitar when he was 10 years old, quickly started experimenting with different playing techniques, such as flamenco and fingerstyle, leading to the emergence of his specific percussive fingerstyle type of playing.
He has since won talent shows in Poland and Italy and in 2020, he signed a contract with Sony Music Masterworks.
“Kashmir” is just Marcin’s latest performance to make a splash on online.
His interpretation of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” has been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube since he released the video last year.