One-man band uses 8 instruments for a perfect Bob Marley cover

You've never seen or heard the Bob Marley classic 'Three Little Birds' quite like this.

Mar 1, 2020, 4:06 am*

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Fernando Alfonso III

What took Bob Marley and a full band to accomplish, Steve-san Onotera (who goes by the handle samuraiguitarist) was able to do all on his own.

A new video from Onotera shows him performing the Marley hit Three Little Birds using three ukuleles, a snare drum, tambourine, organ, bass, and harmonica. 

“Making this was by far the hardest thing I have ever done musically,” Onotera wrote in the video’s description. “My brain hurts.”

In December, Onotera performed a rendition of Blue Öyster Cult’s 1976 hit “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” using only iPads.

Check out Onotera’s rendition of Three Little Birds below.

Screengrab via Samuraiguitarist/YouTube

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*First Published: May 9, 2015, 12:37 pm