|Biography : Orianthi|
|I was born in Adelaide, South Australia on January 22 1985.
I picked up the acoustic guitar at six, started electric when I was eleven and left school at 15 to focus on writing songs and performing because that was all I wanted to do. I have been playing in different bands since I was 14 around Adelaide and my first support show was for Steve Vai when I was 15. I had the opportunity to meet and jam with Carlos Santana when I was 18 in my hometown. He invited me to get up and jam with him at soundcheck then later asked me if I would join him on stage that night to jam ! It was an awesome experience to meet and jam with my idol... dreams really do come true !
I have signed with Geffen records and I am living in L.A. and making my new record. I have had some amazing things happen this year, I jammed with Prince, toured with Steve Vai, made a video clip for Panasonic HD, had a song on the Bratz movie, played at the Eric clapton Crossroads festival and appeared in the New York Times business section promoting Eco-friendly acoustic guitars. I am really looking forward to touring again with the new record and thanks for everyones emails and support.. I really appreciate it.. ;)
Peace and love, Orianthi
Source : www.myspace.com/orianthi