Tommy and Phil Emmanuel: Talent Runs In The Family

Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, rock guitar medley, France, 2001. AMAZING PERFORMANCE!

First off, I’ve must have been in a cave or something.

I had no idea that Tommy Emmanuel had a brother..

and no less, a brother that plays his you know what off!!!!

Man, this is a cool video and proof that Talent Runs In The Family!

Seriously, while watching this video, at times I thought that his brother Phil was lighting Tommy up on the electric. Well, no one’s gonna blow Tommy away, but this is awful close.

Have a look at this video and and just make sure you are holding onto something.

YouTube description:
“Tommy and Phil showing off their guitar and performance skills during this show in France in 2001. Doing a medley of songs, with everything from AC/DC to television show theme songs. At eleven minutes in Tommy breaks a string but switches guitars ’cause they’re havin’ way too much fun to stop! One of the best performances I’ve seen of them as they pull out all their old tricks from playing each others guitars to both playing the same guitar. If you enjoy this video you might want to check out my video “Tommy and Phil Emmanuel – Four hands One Guitar” which they play the Twelfth Street Rag, as the do in this video too.”

Yea, this is quite a show. Now here’s some more details about the brothers:

“Phil Emmanuel - Born on the 6th of July, 1952.

William Thomas “Tommy” Emmanuel – Born  on the 31st of May,1955

Born into a musical family, Phil and his younger brother Tommy were considered child prodigies.

1960 -1966 – By the age of 9 and 6, they were working as a professional musician in the family band, variously named The Emmanuel Quartet, The Midget Surfaries and The Trailblazers. Phil played lead and Tommy played rhythm guitar, along with their brother Chris on drums and their sister Virginia on slide guitar. The Emmanuel siblings earned the family’s sole income for several years.

After their father died, the Emmanuel family was approached by Australian country music star Buddy Williams, who took them on the road until they were forced by the Australian child welfare department to stop travelling. The children were then sent to a regular school. The Emmanuel’s first brush with fame came when The Trailblazers won two televised talent contests and were able to produce an album.” more here

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