Nine-year-old South African drummer hits limelight on Ellen show in US
London, Dec. 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nine-year-old South African-British drummer Nandi Bushell has shared her talent with the world on US chat host Ellen DeGeneres’s show.
On Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Ellen brought out the young Ipswich, England, native to talk about her impressive drumming skills and her unlikely inspiration.
Nandi, whose drumming passion started when she was aged five, told DeGeneres on Tuesday that she developed her interest by listening to bands, especially The Beatles.
“On Saturdays and Sundays, we make pancakes and listen to The Beatles. I saw the drum kit and Ringo Starr, and he inspired me to play the drums,” she said.
However, not everyone is as big a fan of Bushell’s drumming as Ellen is.
“But your neighbours don’t like the screaming, do they?” Ellen asked.
“No,” Bushell responded. “They don’t like the drums, either.”
Perhaps the best part of Bushell’s appearance on the show, though, was her rocking out to Nirvana’s “In Bloom”. You can watch the full interview and performance up top.
During The Ellen Show she performed Nirvana’s In Bloom.
Nandi has in the past attracted the attention of US singer Lenny Kravitz, who invited her to one of his shows in London in June.
Kravitz said he had reached out to her after seeing her Instagram videos