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Entrust Solo Contest Winner

Rune Berre

Rune blew us away with his completely original and fresh solo style. It's unlike anything we heard before and it fits the solo section of this song so well!

The moment at 0.29 until 0.34 deserves some extra credit. It's so lovely and elegant how his melody floats over the chord changes there. Instant goosebumps!

Rune's note choice is evocative and uplifting, his technique and performance are chaotic yet ethereal. As a band who values originality and character above anything else, we think Rune is the true winner of this contest.

Congratulations, Rune!

We'd also like to give credit to 4 other entries we loved. Here they are in no partilular order.

Jack Gardiner

Right from the start, you can tell Jack really means every note he is playing. His control over the instrument and his attitude are outstanding! Very well done, Jack!

Al Joseph

We loved Al's direct and honest approach. His melodies are memorable and tell a great story from beginning to end. Something that deserves some extra credit is Al's timing, he manages to put groove into his solo playing, something you don't hear every day. Very well done!

Joe Chawki

Joe is simply mindblowing to watch. His playing seems so effortless, both in terms of technique and maneuvering through the chord changes. We wish the audio would have been recorded at a higher quality though.

Luca Mantovanelli

Luca impressed us with his incredibly smooth technique, tone and approach. Great story from beginning to end and executed beautifully!