It’s John Sykes. No wait – it looks like John Sykes. Is that John Sykes? I coulda sworn that was John Sykes.

…no it isn’t, but it’s a dude who’s doing his darndest to *be* John Sykes. His name is Justin Derrico. He’s a pretty amazing player and I think you’ll agree that not only does he look like John Sykes, he has a scarily similar playing style, right down to his note choice and fast right hand picking style, plus the ‘I’m cumming’ guitar-face.

Sykes:

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Derrico:

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Great song. Great cover, great guitar playing. Great vocals from Pink. Solo begins at 3:18. Blonde wavy hair: check. Les Paul: Check. Cheekbones: Check.

Right – now here’s the real deal. Is that Justin or John?

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8 Responses to “It’s John Sykes. No wait – it looks like John Sykes. Is that John Sykes? I coulda sworn that was John Sykes.”

  1. Well shit. That looked like him to me. haha

  2. Hi,

    Cool Videos. I especially like the cover song by Pink. I am a beginner and also work for an online guitar lesson company that specializes in beginner guitar lessons on the acoustic guitar. The name of our company is called RhythmStrummer.com and we’ve got loads of cool classic rock videos to look at (for free, of course) in addition to our subscription based lesson service. So if you like music from the 1960’s and 1970’s, and want to learn how to play some fun, easy guitar songs on the acoustic guitar come check us out!

  3. What the heck? I make those same faces (looks like I’m in pain) when I play but it doesn’t sound the same when I play for some reason.

    He does resemble John and I wish I could play guitar 1/4 as well as he does. He freakin rocked.

    Cheers,
    Kirk

  4. his black guitar over there looks like the guitar in tabnplay.com

  5. Hi Gitbuddy,

    You may be interested to know that John Sykes brought this black Les Paul to me when I was working at Chris and Andy’e in Newcastle upon Tyne.

    He wanted to boost the performance of the instrument a touch. We decided to install a Gibson Dirty Fingers pickup and a brass nut in the guitar and I also did some fret and setup work. He liked it so much that as far as I know he never changed it after that.

    He had quite a bit of success with it too, going on to play with Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy.

    Best wishes,

    Phil

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  7. Good luck Missy. I am sure you can do it.
    Best wishes,
    Bianca.

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