Top Ten Modern Musicians That Sound Like Classic Musicians

Credit goes to LizardKing99 for her collaboration with me on this list!

The Top Ten

1 Kevin Parker

Kevin didn't actually realize how much he sounded like John Lennon until one of John's sons (I believe it was Sean) told him. - PetSounds

Tame Impala's frontman sounds so like Lennon it's unbelievable. - PositronWildhawk

2 Roxanne Emery Roxanne Emery

A trance singer who sounds like a classic soul singer. Her voice is just smooth, powerful and mesmerising. - PositronWildhawk

This singer seems interesting. I think I'll look her up sometime. - RiverClanRocks

3 Jamie Irrepressible
4 Animal Collective Animal Collective Animal Collective is an American experimental pop band formed in Baltimore, Maryland in 2003. Its members and founders are Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Deakin, and Geologist.

They remind me of the Beach Boys circa 1967. - PetSounds

5 Marc Martel

This guy should be at #1, trust me - he sounds exactly like Freddie Mercury and as a bonus - he looks like Freddie! I don't exaggerate.
Find on YouTube and be convinced: Queen Extravaganza on American Idol - Somebody to Love (HD) - Metal_Treasure

6 Gotye Gotye Wouter Andre "Wally" De Backer, better known as Gotye, is an Australian-Belgian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" is a pronunciation respelling of "Gauthier", the French cognate of Gotye's given Dutch name "Wouter".
7 Glenn Danzig Glenn 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.

Sounds like a heavier and darker version of Jim Morrison.
Try: Danzig - Mother, How the Gods Kill, She Rides. - Metal_Treasure

8 Tobias Sammet Tobias Sammet Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

Sounds like Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.
Edguy - Nailed to The Wheel, Mystreria. - Metal_Treasure

9 Liam Bailey
10 Michael Poulsen Michael Poulsen Michael Schøn Poulsen is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat.

Sounds like James Hetfield of Metallica.
Volbeat - Our Loved Ones - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Andrew Stockdale Andrew Stockdale Andrew James Stockdale is an Australian rock musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and only mainstay member of the rock band Wolfmother, which formed in 2000. In 2007, alongside his Wolfmother bandmates, he won 'Songwriter of the Year' at the APRA Awards.

Sounds like Robert Plant.
Check out these songs by Wolfmother - Back Round, Woman, Cosmic Egg. - Metal_Treasure

12 Emitt Rhodes
13 Ralf Scheepers Ralf Scheepers 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.

Sounds like Rob Halford from Judas Priest.
Primal Fear - Strike, Metal Gods (Judas Priest cover). - Metal_Treasure

14 Stealers Wheel

Stealers Wheel IS an old band.

They ARE an old band.

15 Jorn Lande Jorn Lande Jørn Lande is a Norwegian metal and hard rock singer known for his solo career as Jorn, and providing vocals for Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Allen/Lande, Mundanus Imperium, Vagabond, The Snakes, Ayreon.

Sounds like:
1) David Coverdale of Deep Purple, Whitesnake
Check out these covers: Jorn - Stormbringer, Fool For Your Loving, Burn

2) Ian Gillan of Deep Purple
Jorn - Perfect Strangers (the best cover ever).

3) Dio
Jorn - Egypt (The Chains Are On). - Metal_Treasure

16 Dionne Bromfield
17 Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.

He's a vocal chameleon and can sound like several singers but most notably:
1) Sounds like Dio (proof: Blind Guardian - Don't Talk To Strangers).
2) Sounds like Robert Plant (Demons & Wizards - Immigrant Song). - Metal_Treasure

18 Enrique Iglesias Enrique Iglesias Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.

Of course, he sounds like his father - Julio Iglesias. - Metal_Treasure

19 Veela
20 Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.

He sounds like a modern version of many classical musicians - Mozart, Bach, Paganini, etc. He's a guitar virtuoso and plays neo-classical metal.

Yngwie Malmsteen - Black Star, Far Beyond The Sun, Trilogy Suite Op.5, Amadeus Quattro Valvole - Metal_Treasure

21 Temples
22 Zach McCoy

One of the best unfortunately very very underrated

23 Greta Van Fleet Greta Van Fleet

Sounds like Led Zeppelin. - I80

24 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

Sounds like Mozart, with vocals - I80

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Top Remixes

1. Marc Martel
2. Glenn Danzig
3. Tobias Sammet
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2. Roxanne Emery
3. Jamie Irrepressible


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