A brilliant cellist makes goblin metal music with gibberish and it’s amazing

That day, my 21-year-old daughter walked into the living room singing a random, rhythmic chant of sorts that sounded like a different language. I reached for the line I heard called “pequeño” and then laughed. I asked her what she sings, and she said it was the tik tok of a man who plays cello and kazo and sings nonsense.

“Just let me show you,” she said. “It’s hard to explain.”

She was right. When you watch Rashad Eggleston’s video, it’s hard to explain. Most will leave you saying, “What did you just watch?” However you still want to see more. They prove in the strangest way possible.


I’ve never seen anything like this before, and you probably haven’t either. In this video, Eggleston plays the cello in a bouncy 7-in-1 rhythm (which my oldest chord-daughter assures me is a lot harder than it sounds) while singing/chanting random, nonsense words in a voice that can only be described as being like a puck. Not only that, but he does so while displaying his drawings of cartoon creatures with text boxes in which the jargon he sings is written.

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Bounce is decorated 7 in 1 by thnarks to celebrate in their mysterious world of sneth #cello #kazoo #nonsense #metal #otherworldly #cartoon #astral #7

Super weird but attractive, isn’t it? And what about the kazoo tied to the cello? This part killed me.

The comments on the video are funny.

One person wrote Goblin Metal, which is really the perfect description. Gremlin core comes in second place. Another wrote, “‘Other world’ usually means ‘Heavenly’ but this one has great purgatory energy and I’m here for it.”

But my personal favorite was: “The Devil came down to Georgia on a different timeline.”

Eggleston has created an entire fictional world – the land of Sneth – where these creatures live and have their own language (although sometimes they also speak English, which makes it funnier for some reason).

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A cute fun song takes a turn for the duo #cello #cartoon #lofi #producer #argument

“Do what I want, though?” I died. Why is this so random, so weird, and so cool?

I had no idea who Rashad Eggleston was when my daughter introduced me to his TikTok channel. It seemed pretty obvious to me that he had musical talent, but as it turns out, the guy has evil Musical talent.

Eaglestone joined Berklee College of Music – one of the most prestigious music schools in the country – on a full scholarship after winning a competition. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for his collaborative work with Fiddler’s Four. He’s taught string camps for kids. He has recorded albums and toured the world performing live.

Who knows?

Berklee’s website describes Eggleston as “an eclectic, quirky, and innovative performer and personality.” On Facebook, he describes himself as “the fictional Bedouin cello imp, sneth ambassador, and distributor of joy.”

Otherwise how would you describe this?

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kluthy kluthy power for bnithuixx #cello #viola #kazoo #fiddle #oldtime #country #acoustic #rock #cartoon #thnarks

Eggleston does more traditional music too. You have to wade through sprite metal and sprite core to find them, but they are there.

for example:

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Guitar grab this marfuaning #guitar #flatpicking #acoustic #melody #country

Eaglestone’s musical styles may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and Land of Sneth with its “dual” characters may be too accessible to some people, but my family has found a great deal of joy in seeing his true self. Nice videos and enjoy his unique music shows.

In today’s world of epidemics, some silly creative happiness is more than welcome. You can find more from Rushad Eggleston on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.

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