Catholic Priest Rips A Face-Melting Guitar Solo

December 22, 2017

This is guitarist Kenny Petrie of the band Mr Spankey and the Hipthrusters performing a solo during their cover of "Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty.

There's an awesome story on how the band found Petrie, according to the band's website:

"After Mr Naylor had the initial idea to get a band together, he contacted Tont and Martin, who asked 'who do we get on lead guitar then?' In true Blues Brother style he replied, 'We need to go to church.' Approaching the Catholic Church in Braintree, Martin and Tont could hear the unmistakable sound of choir practice… but with a difference. Behind a glorious rendition of 'Amazing Grace' they could hear fantastic licks, picking and soloing on an electric guitar. After listening to such hits as 'Kumbaya' and 'Jerusalem' Mr Naylor took one look at the others, who both nodded in agreement. They'd found their man, Father Kenneth Petrie, or as we know him, The Right Reverend Kenny. All it took to secure his services was a small commitment to attend Mass for a month and never to convert to any other beliefs. The rest as they say…… is history."

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