- 04:13 PM, Sep 21
Orianthi learned how to play guitar at six and continued polishing her skills ever since. When her peers at Mercedes College were not supportive of her passion in music, she decided to leave the school and was enrolled at Cabra Dominican College. Born on January 22, 1985 in Adelaide, South Australia, she played in a band when she was just 14 and supported Steve Vai in a concert at the age of 15.
She also had the opportunity to meet and jam with Carlos Santana when she was 18. Three years later, she was signed to Geffen Records and struck a management deal with 19 Entertainment. She self-released a debut album "Violet Journey" in 2005 and re-released it to Australian mass market in 2007 via a distribution deal with Universal Music Australia.