Alexandr Misko is a young guitarist who made his name on Facebook. At just the age of 19, Misko had achieved more than 10 million views of his guitar performance of the Michael Jackson hit song "Billie Jean." Thanks to the viral spread of that video on Facebook, he picked up a huge following and released a number of other covers in his unique style. Misko just released his full debut album Beyond the Box at the end of December 2017 and has released the first single from that album.
Much like his viral videos, Misko just released a self-shot video of him performing the George Michael hit song "Careless Whisper" from when he was part of the band Wham. In the release, Misko said that he liked the music of the '80s and that "Careless Whisper" is a legendary song.
As the video shows, Misko does not play the guitar like a normal guitarist, using a technique he refers to as "fingerstyle" and that involves using his top hand to play the guitar. He said in an interview with California Rocker that he wanted to use interesting and original techniques to make his name as a successful musician.
Misko has also recorded covers of "We Will Rock You" and "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Both "Billy Jean" and "Careless Whisper" are included on the new Beyond the Box album.