View Full Version : Anyone heard of Ethan Brosh?
08-21-10, 10:09 PM
Have any of you guys heard of a guitarist named Ethan Brosh? If you like 80's metal music and if you like the old Shrapnel guys you NEED to check him out! He is a super nice guy and he is an amazing player. I saw him playing at NAMM in January and he just shredded up his guitar!
He has an album out called "Out of Oblivion" which sounds like George Lynch, Meets Greg Howe, Meets all the old Shrapnel guitarists! Plus some guest appearances from George Lynch, Greg Howe, Joe Stump and the awesome drummer Mike Mangini!
You guys need to check him out if you like 80's shred music.
Here are his links:
I have had a few conversations with him on Facebook too and he is really nice and down to earth.
I hope you guys like it!
p.s. His tone is so COOL! LOL ADA Mp-1's are the best.
08-22-10, 09:32 AM
Hi Eric, :)
Ethan is my guitar teacher!!! Although I do not take lessons with him regularly anymore (I still do occasionally, but money's very tight these days...:( ) Ethan has helped me a lot, especially with my picking technique (which was the primary topic of most of our lessons.) Anyways, he ended up teaching me some other really cool "80's-shred" type techniques as well, like tapping ideas (a la Greg Howe) arepeggio ideas (a la Yngwie) and some legato ideas (a la Greg Howe and George Lynch.) ;)
BTW, you were very accurate in your description of Ethan also being a super-nice person as well! He strikes a perfect-balance of playing with a ton of confidence, but still remaining humble when he's not playing! He comes from a very nice family, and I would credit his parents for raising him properly (something that is sorely lacking from much of today's "parenting-skills..." but DON'T get me started - LOL!) :D
Eric you also accurately portrayed Ethan as an unabashed "80's-Shrapnel-type-shredder." Belive me, that is NOT an insult to him. He wears that badge with honor and a commitment to excellence that he believes is sorely lacking in todays music in general (...but don't get HIM started!!!...LOL!) ;) Interestingly, Ethan also really digs a lot of the 80's "song-oriented" bands as well. In fact, his favorite band of all-time is unquestionably Iron Maiden! I think it's Ethan's love of 80's song-form and melody that really has helped him develop an ear for always knowing what to play at all times. It's like he's obviously a "busy-player," (after all, he's playing instrumentals on his album!) but he seems to have a keen sense of melody, phrasing, and song-form too - AWESOME! ;)
As you said Eric, Ethan does like the old ADA MP-1 pre-amps, but he also uses some other amps and gear to get his tone. However, the key to Ethan's tone (and everyone else's in IMO!!!) is in his HANDS! Ethan has great feel, vibrato, bending ideas and technique to go along with his formidable-chops! :cool:
So there you have it folks! Ethan Brosh. Remember that name if you're a fan of "80's Shrapnel-label-type-shredding!" Check him out! ;)
P.S. If you have a few minutes, go check out his yournger sister Nili Brosh! She is amazing and getting better all the time! There's footage of her playing "Wonderful Slippery Thing" WITH Guthrie Govan (and Berklee Instructor and awesome player in his own right - Jon Finn!) at a club just outside of Boston, MA last year I believe?!?
As you'd probably expect, Nili too has an AWESOME personality to go along with her stunning abilities on guitar! Sometimes she sits in with Ethan's instrumental band and helps him cover guitar-parts from his album live. THAT is an awesome thing to see live!!!
Check them BOTH out!!! :cool:
~Bill Meehan~ :D
08-22-10, 03:23 PM
Hi Bill :)
That is SO COOL how Ethan is your teacher!! I would love to get lessons from him. Maybe I'll email him and see if he's into doing Skype lessons LOL! I'm glad to hear he is as good a teacher as he is a player. Because a lot of really good players tend to not be good teachers. It was that way with a lot of my private teachers from way back when I started out.
And yes I'll say it again, Ethan is SO nice and a very cool guy.
It's also cool how he likes the 80's stuff and like you said, that probably has helped him in becoming an amazing musician. And now that you say it, I do hear some Iron Maiden influence in his playing a lot ;) I think it also helped with his songwriting, like you said - real music is definitely LACKING in today's modern mainstream music. I mean, don't get me started about the Jonas Sister's and all the other "Disney Kid" Garbage LOL!
Ethan is without a doubt, one of the coolest guys and one of the best players around right now. I also just checked out his sisters website, she is REALLY GOOD too! This family has some awesome talent haha ;) It's cool how she played with Guthrie too! SO lucky haha.
And again I will agree with you, Ethan does have great feel, vibrato, bending ideas and technique. He is among the only guitarists I've heard that has mastered all the techniques. Because some players have good bending but not good vibrato etc. and so on and so forth. Ethan is good at all of them haha.
Well, cool to see that you know him and take lessons from him, if you see him again tell him that he has a very BIG fan here in California! :D
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