Top 10 Baritenors

This voice type is defined as "a baritone singing voice with virtually a tenor range", i.e. baritone's timbre, tenor tessitura.

As you can guess this voice type is rare but its versatility and power are impressive.

The Top Ten

1 Maynard James Keenan - Tool Maynard James Keenan - Tool Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

"Baritenor" is a contrivance, and not a legitimate vocal-range designation. No "baritenor" has both the full richness of a baritone AND the clear, high range of a tenor (falsetto doesn't count). One is either a baritone or a tenor. Willie Nelson is no baritone. His range fits that of a tenor. Bob Seger is a tenor. His lowest notes, while they work for his music, are not within his natural range, much like Robert Plant's falsetto is not within his natural range, though he is a tenor.

2 Bob Seger Bob Seger Robert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s.

Old Time Rock & Roll, Turn The Page - Metal_Treasure

3 Graham Bonnet - Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG Graham Bonnet - Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG Graham Bonnet is an English rock singer and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including Rainbow, the Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri.

Rainbow - Eyes of the World, All Night Long - Metal_Treasure

4 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
5 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music.
6 Ralf Scheepers - Primal Fear, Gamma Ray Ralf Scheepers - Primal Fear, Gamma Ray Ralf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.

He's even a high-pitched singer with Halford-esque shrieks (Primal Fear - Strike). - Metal_Treasure

7 Paul Rodgers - Bad Company, Queen Paul Rodgers - Bad Company, Queen Paul Bernard Rodgers is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company.
8 Tony Kakko - Sonata Arctica Tony Kakko - Sonata Arctica Toni Kristian "Tony" Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer and vocalist. He is mainly known as the vocalist, primary songwriter, and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica since 1996. V 1 Comment
9 Glenn Danzig - Danzig Glenn Danzig - Danzig Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.

Danzig - Mother, How The Gods Kill - Metal_Treasure

10 Michael Bolton Michael Bolton Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack.

I had him in mind when I saw this list. I thought he might be higher... - Britgirl

The Contenders

11 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

His voice is actually quite rich, and he has the range of a tenor. Think of him as Matt Bellamy with a little less opera and a darker timbre

12 Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

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Top Remixes

1. Maynard James Keenan - Tool
2. Graham Bonnet - Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG
3. Bob Seger


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