Carmen Vandenberg: Playing Guitar From “Bones” to Jeff Beck and Back Again

Carmen Vandenberg shares her diverse background and how she became interested in playing guitar, developing her work ethic, and staying innovative. Born in London in 1992, she began playing guitar at the age of nine and quickly became passionate about music. She sits down with Sunset Sound’s Drew Dempsey and talks about working with Roger Taylor from Queen, writing, and recording with Jeff Beck, forming her Grammy-nominated rock band “Bones Uk”, working through imposter syndrome, and developing her writing style.

Carmen Vandenberg

Carmen Vandenberg

Known for her impressive musical skills and contributions to the rock music industry, Carmen Vandenberg was born in London, England, in 1992, began playing guitar at the age of nine, and quickly became passionate about music.

In 2014, Vandenberg formed the rock band “Bones” with lead singer Rosie Bones. The duo’s unique blend of rock, blues, and soul quickly earned them a devoted following, and they went on to open for legendary rockers such as Jeff Beck and The Who.

Vandenberg’s guitar playing style is characterized by her technical proficiency, impressive speed, and ability to blend various genres seamlessly. She cites influential guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Jimmy Page as inspirations for her playing.

Aside from her work with Bones, Vandenberg has collaborated with other artists such as Roger Taylor from Queen, and she was even invited to play guitar on stage with David Gilmour during his 2016 “Rattle That Lock” tour.