Top 10 Progressive Rock Singers
Sure you have your Michael Jacksons and your Mariah Careys, but what about those Prog singers that never get any love?
The Top Ten
1 Jon Anderson
John Roy Anderson, known professionally as Jon Anderson, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the former lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes, which he co-founded in 1968 with bassist Chris Squire.
This guy is the best prog singer ever. Queen isn't even prog, so I've no idea why freddie mercury is even on the list, let alone #1. - Doom
Learned, artistic, and spiritual. Jon sings beautifully, like an archangel. - Crwth
2 David Gilmour
David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.
His vocals is a good matched with his guitar solos. like his guitar solo progresses his vocals seems like to progress. - zxm
3 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.
4 Annie Haslam
Annie sings artistically in the elegant songs of Renaissance. - Crwth
5 Justin Hayward
Justin David Hayward is an English musician, best known as songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist in the rock band the Moody Blues.
Justin is not really the lead singer of the Moody Blues, since most of the band members sang leads on the songs that they individually wrote. Justin did sing lead on more songs than any other member did, though. He has a beautiful voice. - Crwth
Lead singer of the Moody Blues, who with their 1967 song Nights in White Satin literally "invented" prog rock.
6 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar and later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been in 3 other ...read more.
First 2 Queen albums were progressive, but he doesn't deserve the top 10 - PanMixer
Not really prog singer. But hold on. We're talking about Freddie Mercury. He can sing almost all rock genres. - zxm
7 Greg Lake
Greg Lake has the most amazing male voice I have ever heard. It is a form of art within itself.
8 Keith Emerson
Keith Noel Emerson was an English keyboardist and composer. Emerson played in a number of bands before he found his first commercial success with the Nice.
9 Ray Thomas
10 Steve Hackett
11 John Wetton
12 Robert Fripp
13 James LaBrie
Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.
No one like him. Versatile voice and range. No one else could front Dream Theater with more confidence and ability
14 Steven Wilson
Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.
I am a 19 y/o having no wish to be in a relationship or party/hangout with my friends. Yes I have found peace. Steven Wilson gives me peace. Love you Steven, from India!
15 Maynard James Keenan
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.
16 John Lodge
17 Roger Waters
George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .
18 Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
Phenomenal Bassist, not so much lead singer. - Brobusky
19 Ian Anderson
Ian Scott Anderson, MBE is a Scottish-born musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull.
20 Mikael Akerfeldt
Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath.