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
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

Danzig - Mother, How The Gods Kill - Metal_Treasure

10 Michael Bolton Michael Bolton

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

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


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