Sultans of Swing (Cover video by Martin Cuticchio)

Sultans of Swing (Cover video by Martin Cuticchio)

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Martin Cuticchio (19)

One of the best songs in the music history is ‘Sultans of Swing’ without doubt. Everyone who play on guitar want to know how to perform this song in a style exactly like Mark Knopfler.

Today we want to introduce you one cover video by Martin Cuticchio. Namely, Martin is 19-year-old guy from Sicily, Italy. We have talked with him and he told us a couple interesting things about him and his music journey.

1. Hello Martin, very good performance! Can you tell us something more about yourself?
“Hello Dire Straits Blog, firstly I want to thank you for the opportunity and I need to tell you that I’m honored right now! I don’t know how to explain you how much I’m happy for this interview. By the way, I’m a guitarist since July of 2015. Then I started to play on my guitar. I love the music of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler. But everything has started for my 16th birthday when I got my first electric guitar and from that moment I never stopped to playing on it! I decided to be musician for the rest of my life and I work on that every day to make my dream come true as much as I can”.

2. Which are your favorite songs by Dire Straits?
“Obviously my all-time favorite song is ‘Sultans of Swing.’ However, I also like to listen to ‘Setting Me Up’ and I can confidently tell that I’m fan of the first album by Dire Straits from 1978.”

3. Who are your favorite bands and musicians?
“I’m huge fan of Mark Knopfler, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer my biggest inspiration!”

4. Do you know to play on any other music instruments?
“When I was child I used to play on drums and keyboard, now I completely concentrate to guitar.”

5. How many cover videos do you made until now?
“I made just two covers for now. But I will make many others definitely.”

6. And for the end can you tell something to all fans who read the Dire Straits Blog?
“First of all thank you for watching my video. This is a song that gave me the love for guitar and I think is one of the most beautiful songs of all time, so I wanted to pay tribute to it playing more true to the original that I could. Mark Knopfler is an incredible genius and every single lick he does is pure magic and his guitar playing is the most accurate and unique I’ve ever experienced. Thank you all for watching, hope you’ll enjoyed it. For the end – keep work on your dream to come true ;)!”

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