Kid Band Performs Guns N’ Roses, Metallica
What’s cuter than a group of eight and 10-year-olds playing rock classics like ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ and ‘Enter Sandman’? How about a group of eight and 10-year-olds playing rock classics during a beer festival — and actually sounding pretty damn good doing it! And get this, they are called the Mini Band. Take that, Mini Kiss!
Their version of Metallica‘s ‘Enter Sandman’ has landed almost 500,000 views on YouTube — peaking in the Top 10 of the YouTube Charts — after being posted online last weekend. It was recorded at the Bucklebury Beer Festival in Bucklebury, England, though we’re not quite sure how they got in without getting carded. Footage from the same festival of the Mini Band playing Guns N’ Roses‘ ‘Welcome to the Jungle,” meanwhile, has scored only 19,000 by comparison.
“People are totally thrown at the quality they kick out,” David Emmonds, father of drummer Charlie, 10, tells the BBC. “I think it’s because they are so small — it’s really odd to watch.
“We’re all really proud. Who knows how far they can go? They can go all the way if they go on at they pace they’re going. They’ve certainly got talent between them.”
Check out their YouTube Channel for other clips, including covers of tunes by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Eat World, Muse and the Crave.
“They’ve definitely got the cute factor,” Elizabeth Fell, mother of guitarist Kieran,’ tells BBC News. “They do it for enjoyment and they all love performing.