You may not know the name Nandi Bushell yet — but that’s about to change. During the last year, the nine-year-old drummer has performed with Questlove, Lenny Kravitz, and was featured in the British retailer Argos’ holiday advert. It seems like a lot of opportunities have presented themselves for someone her age, but once you hear her perform you’ll see this is just the tip of the iceberg for her.
Bushell is from Ipswich, England and has been posting videos online showcasing her mad drumming skills since the age of six. But, it was her latest video drumming alongside Nirvana’s hit “In Bloom” that captured the world’s attention.
“I can jam to Nirvana In Bloom all day! I LOVE NIRVANA,” Bushell wrote. “Nirvana are in my top 5 bands so far. I just found out Dave also played with @jackblack in @tenaciousd, @foofighters and @queensofthestoneage!!!! The film school of rock is the best film in the world.” I would agree it’s a top five for sure, and so is this incredible performance by a child who hasn’t even hit a double digit birthday yet.
I can jam to Nirvana In Bloom all day! I LOVE NIRVANA ❤️ Nirvana are in my top 5 bands so far. I just found out Dave also played with @jackblack in @tenaciousd, @foofighters and @queensofthestoneage!!!! The film school of rock is the best film in the world. #nirvana #nirvanafans pic.twitter.com/GDatURnw61
— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) November 11, 2019
Seriously, how does someone so small produce that kind of power?
Bushell’s performance in the Argos ad jamming to Simple Mind’s hit “Don’t You Forget About Me” is also a performance you really have to see to believe. She most definitely steals the show.
You can also follow Bushell on her Facebook page where she posts her tiny concerts including songs from Nirvana, the Police, System of a Down, Bruno Mars, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. “Follow my journey. I am 9 years old. I #love #music, #singing, #dancing and #acting, most of all I LOVE #drumming #drummer,” her page says. Then, aptly, “Account managed by parents.”