When we last checked in with Nandi Bushell, the young musical prodigy was a 10-year-old phenomenon, palling around with Dave Grohl and impressing Muse with her serious skill set — but she’s now 11, and an even more seasoned pro than before.
As evidence, here’s her recent upload of a performance of Arctic Monkeys’ breakthrough single “”I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor,” accompanied by drummer Matt Helders … of Arctic Monkeys, which gives this an extra special level of accomplishment.
“Matt Helders came to my house for a cup of Tea and a Jam with me. We had the best time! We jammed loads of songs together and had a lot of fun improvising drum beats,” said Bushell on Instagram of this team-up, which also spawned a few other performances.
Here’s the pair slamming through Arctic Monkeys’ “Brianstorm” on a double-drum attack:
And here’s “R U Mine,” from 2013’s AM:
But wait, there’s more, as Nandi Bushell writes on Instagram:
Part 4: I got to interview Matt and we had an improvisational jam. COMING SOON…
Thank You so so so much Matt for jamming with me and letting me interview you. You are welcome back to my house for a jam again any time.
Also Thank You to my guitar teacher Tom McCarthy for playing bass off camera and for being an awesome teacher.