Pearl Lion

Pearl Lion is the instrumental solo project of SNL guitarist Jared Scharff.  He's been a part of rock/pop bands including Carbondale (RCA), Jared Scharff & the Royals, and had the opportunity to perform with acts including Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springstein, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Maroon5.

In addition to performing weekly on SNL, Scharff produces and writes on various records, including Kat Dahlia’s “Mirror” and The Chainsmokers/Tritonal’s “Until You Were Gone”, as well as plays guitar on albums including Sara Bareilles’ Waitress. On his popular YouTube channel Unnecessary Shredding, Scharff takes today’s biggest pop songs such as “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) and “Boom Clap” (Charli XCX) and jams over them. The #UnnecessaryShredding hashtag has become a popular one amongst guitarists now uploading their own versions of Scharff's concept.