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Blue Oyster Cult Guitarist Performs Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody – All By Himself

Richie Castellano
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Add up technology, talent and lots of free time and what do you get? Well, if you’re Blue Oyster Cult guitarist Richie Castellano, you’ve got your very own rendition of Queen‘s signature song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Mr. Castellano not only handles all the instruments and all the vocal parts (including the multi layered ‘opera’ section) but he also managed to star in the video, which is party based on the original classic video.

He handles all the instruments very well, even down to a very close match on the actual tone of the guitar (impressive, since Brian May has a very distinct tone.) While no one could be expected to nail Freddie Mercury’s amazing vocals, Castellano does justice to his work as a whole.

The 32 year old Castellano has been making his own music for many years now, self releasing his debut album while still in high school and playing in a variety of bands along the way. Since 2005 he has been a member of the legendary Blue Oyster Cult, originally as bassist and now residing at guitar and keyboards.

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