Meet Miguel Montalban, a virtuoso guitarist hailing from Santiago, Chile, whose extraordinary talent has earned him the title of “One of the greatest young guitarists around” in the music industry.
On a bustling day at Oxford Circus in London, Miguel graced the streets with his mesmerizing fingerstyle rendition of “Sultans Of Swing,” drawing passersby to a standstill with his remarkable performance. Captivated by his skillful playing, a bystander captured Miguel’s captivating street performance on video and shared it on YouTube. In no time, the 9-and-a-half-minute masterpiece of guitaring prowess went viral, captivating guitar enthusiasts worldwide. Experience the magic below:
Renowned for his breathtaking guitar solos, Miguel commands a YouTube channel boasting over 107k subscribers and numerous viral videos showcasing his unparalleled talent. In one such video, Miguel takes on the iconic lead of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” delivering a jaw-dropping performance live on the streets.
Miguel’s musical journey reached new heights with the release of his albums “Inspirations Vol1” and “Vol2” in 2015, which garnered immense success, selling over 20,000 copies within the first few years. Recognized as a beacon of talent in London’s busking scene, Miguel has earned accolades from esteemed musicians like Mark Knopfler, who hailed him as “totally Excellent” and praised his ability to channel the essence of Dire Straits’ iconic sound.
Not only acclaimed by fellow musicians, but Miguel has also caught the attention of prominent international brands, securing sponsorships from industry giants like Gibson Guitars, Carlino Guitars, Olympus Custom Guitars, and Grover Allman. His collaboration with Gibson Guitars is exemplified in a captivating rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here,” showcased in Gibson’s showrooms as a testament to his prowess.
With commendations pouring in from industry professionals and major brands vying to associate with his talent, Miguel continues to ascend in his musical journey, captivating audiences with his electrifying performances. Since the inception of his YouTube channel in 2013, Miguel has amassed over 25 million views across his captivating videos, captivating audiences worldwide with his spellbinding guitar covers, including a rendition of JJ Cale’s “Cocaine” on the bustling streets.
Stay tuned for more from this extraordinary musician, as Miguel Montalban continues to enchant the world with his unparalleled talent and passion for the electric guitar.