Internet wizard plays Aerosmith's Dream On on keyboard and guitar... at the same time

Gabriel Guardian
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YouTuber Gabriel Guardian has released a video of his cover version of the Aerosmith classic Dream On. So far, so meh. But what makes Gabriel's take unique is that he tackles both guitar and keyboard parts at the same time, the clever sod.

"I've always loved this song, especially the vocal melody and solos!" says the multi-tasking muso. "Hope you like my interpretation of this Aerosmith classic filmed live in one-take at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas." 

Guardian has one of those ambidextrous brains. The Texas multi-instrumentalist made something of a noise back in 2016 when he filmed himself covering Iron Maiden’s 1983 classic The Trooper on guitar and a synth.

The following year he tackled The Beatles’ 1966 classic Eleanor Rigby. Originally a heart-breaking treatise on loneliness and the treatment of the elderly, in Guardian’s ambidextrous hands it became something more bombastic, a festival of fleet-fingered soloing filmed in front of a cathedral.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.