A teenager has become one of the most listened to performers after broadcasting himself on a website.
Ruislip student, Carlo Bardoli, has been watched by thousands of viewers through the website YouTube, which allows subscribers to show their homemade video clips.
The 14-year-old Bishop Ramsey school pupil is ranked 69 for subscribers, ahead of many famous recording artists.
Carlo's mother, Sandra Bardoli, said: "He started playing guitar when he was at Lady Bankes (primary school) under teacher Peter Scott and he's kept with him all the way through. He just fell in love with it.
"We're very proud of him. His school work comes first though."
Carlo was six when his mother taught him his first chord on an acoustic guitar. After starting lessons a year later he taught himself to play electric guitar and has since completed all his music grades.
He said: "It makes me feel very happy. I'm glad that so many people listen to my music and support me. I do a few hours a day.
"A lot of my friends play as well and they're very supportive."
Inspired by musicians Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, Carlo taught himself to play the electric guitar and records his work in his bedroom.
Last month he performed at the Beck theatre in Grange Road, Hayes, with his band Traveci.
Carlo said: "If I do well at school then I'll see what happens. I'd like to either be a GP or carry on with my music."
Carlo's first album, Mixed Illusions, is due out before Christmas and, due to the popularity of the videos, is now paid a fee from the internet site based on the number of people tuning in.
He added: "If there was a programme like X Factor for musicians then I'd consider applying. I've applied for Britain's Got Talent but we'll see."