The Most Unexpected Acoustic Guitar Performance | The Showhawk Duo | TEDxKlagenfurt

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Music works a lot like language does – except instead of words and ideas, it expresses emotions and intent. It also gives us an oxytocin boost, which plays an important role in increasing bonding and trust between people. The Showhawk Duo bonded TEDxKlagenfurt’s audience with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Listen to the magic they created on stage with their version of Insomnia – I can’t get no sleep, Tiesto’s Adagio For Strings or the most unexpected thing you can expect on a guitar Bohemian Rhapsody. Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, started out as buskers and have since gone on to play all over the globe. They have appeared on BBC Radio 1 on the Nick Grimshaw’s Breakfast Show, they performed for the LAD Bible and BBC Radio Bristol. They played at the UK’s large festivals including the Main Stage at Bestival, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Somersault and more. International performances include F1 Grand Prix in Singapore, Seychelles, club tours in Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands and a 20 – date residency at Pacha in Ibiza. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


some random guy says:

sandstorm… original.

Javier E. Ramirez G. says:


no one lie says:

Best darude sandstrom ever!!!!

Siddhesh kadam says:

worth it to watch.

golfdad says:

The dude on the right was channeling his best Tom Morello.

WavesRay says:

Unexpectedly annoying.

John F says:


MrFudgepump says:

This was as expected

Phil Griffiths says:

He must av some crazy pre-amp in that guitar

Ersin Durmuş says:

most unexpected? there is so many cover duos like this guys.

Alec Brown says:

Anyone else start to get a little dizzy watching their heads lmao

Phil B says:

The guy with the hat IS Kimi Raikkonen! Expect this coming from the Sauber garage in March this year…

Guitar hero says:

Why do they sound like a tomorrowland aftermovie …

Doug Rasmussen says:

I thoroughly enjoyed their performance, is there really any other requirement to appreciate music? On an unrelated note, there is nothing more irritating than commercial ads inserted into the middle of music. I appreciate if you don't subscribe to the premium version of YouTube, there will be ads, but having them in the middle of the music is simply an insult to the artist. I will not give a thumbs up or repeat listening to any farce using this technique.

coy ritch says:

Where are the acoustic guitars…look like electric guitars to me.

yaduraj shakti says:

42K UP and 2.2K DOWN Strumming made this performance greatest o/

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