Best One-Man Bands

This is a list about musical solo-projects / bands that consist of only one member.
That means the instruments/vocals on studio albums have to be played by only one person!

Feel free to submit bands, BUT it must be a solo-project containing more than one instrument, so it sounds like its played by a whole band. AND all instruments have to be played by the same person.
Singer-Songwriters (e.g. Ed Sheeran) or solo artists (e.g. Michael Jackson) don't count, since they aren't considered bands!

The Top Ten

1 Dan Swanö (Dan Swanö)
2 Wolfheart (Tuomas Saukkonen) Wolfheart (Tuomas Saukkonen)

Until 2013 though. Now this is not a solo-project anymore. - Flav

3 Mirrorthrone (Vladimir Cochet)
4 Weeping Birth (Vladimir Cochet)
5 Falkenbach (Markus Tümmers) Falkenbach (Markus Tümmers)
6 Aquilus (Horace Rosenqvist)
7 Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend)
8 Bathory (Tomas Forsberg)
9 Beck Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
10 Mac DeMarco

The Contenders

11 Putrid Pile (Shaun LaCanne) Putrid Pile (Shaun LaCanne)
12 Myrkgrav (Lars Jensen)
13 Burzum (Varg Vikernes) Burzum (Varg Vikernes) Burzum is an influential black metal solo project of Norwegian musician and writer Varg Vikernes. Burzum came to prominence at the beginning of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 1990s. Vikernes was imprisoned for 21 years for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Euronymous, and charges of church more.

One of the most important black metal bands - ryanrimmel

14 Leviathan (Jef Whitehead) Leviathan (Jef Whitehead) Leviathan is an ambient black metal solo project of Jef Whitehead (A.K.A. Wrest), formed in 1998. Wrest records and plays all instruments including vocals entirely on his own. Despite having early problems with the release of Massive Conspiracy Against All Life, it was released March 24, 2008 in Europe more.

Great American ambient black metal band. Their recent album "Scar Sighted" is amazing - ryanrimmel

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List StatsUpdated 23 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes

1. Beck
2. Mac DeMarco
1. Dan Swanö (Dan Swanö)
2. Wolfheart (Tuomas Saukkonen)
3. Mirrorthrone (Vladimir Cochet)



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