Video: Daryl Kellie’s Mesmerizing Solo Acoustic Arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”

December 16th, 2013

Below, check out guitarist Daryl Kellie’s solo acoustic arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Over the past two years, Kellie, who incorporates a heaping helping of guitar-body percussion, harmonics and fret tapping into his playing, has been touring with everyone from Toploader to Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

He’ll release his debut album, Wintersong, February 10. One track from the album, “Would,” is available for streaming on Soundcloud. You can check it out here.

By the way, Brian May’s solo on “Bohemian Rhapsody” was ranked the 20th Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time by Guitar World. For more about that, head here.

For more about Kellie, follow him on Facebook.

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  1. Posted by Djangoshmango on December 16th, 2013, 20:16 [Reply]

    Wayne and Garth are not worthy to hear this. Although guitars were created by men, this smurf creature can play like Laurence Juber. Loved it!

  2. Posted by Mickey on December 17th, 2013, 15:31 [Reply]

    Thanks for sharing the video. That was damn impressive! Party on, Wayne. Party on, Garth!!

  3. Posted by Rusty on January 7th, 2014, 15:10 [Reply]


    Not at all like LJ. Borrows very heavily from the Jake Shimabukuro arrangement in all the good parts.

    Pretty clumsy playing in general in my opinion.

    Get a metronome, and lose the “pretending to have long hair” hat.


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