Masters of the cover song are not to be fobbed off when considering guitarists on the scene – particularly not when they have skill like the incomparable Tina S. Making metal magnificent, this French native has some blinding technique when it comes to adapting songs that demonstrate her shredding skills and personality.
When Tina S metallicises classical anthems like Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” and the various works of Antonio Vivaldi, she’s marrying together two amazing things – the sensuality of hard-hitting classical greatness and the dexterity afforded by heavy metal. The 20-year-old does of course add her own style to the works of more genre-standard greats like Pink Floyd, Van Halen and Dragonforce, and her shredding in these renditions is performed with a steely sweetness that is as captivating as it is inspiring.
A prodigy who’s played the guitar since the age of six, today Tina S is a featured artist of the French guitar manufacturer Vigier. Without a doubt, she’s made more than a mark on the music scene in recent years, and will no doubt have more to contribute in shaping the guitar sound of the future. To Tina S we say, “Très bon, très bon!”