Top 10 Progressive Rock Singers

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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 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

Voice like heaven, so pure

2 David Gilmour 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 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 Greg Lake Greg Lake

Greg Lake has the most amazing male voice I have ever heard. It is a form of art within itself.

Greg Lake's voice was really like a hand of steel in a velvet glove, as he was capable of delivering explosive performances like in "21st Century Schitzoid Man" as well as delicate and beautiful moments as he proved with "I Talk to the Wind" and "Still...You Turn Me On".
While I agree when somebody says that Gabriel's flamboyant performances are more peculiar, the beauty and the smoothness in Greg's voice are still unmatched.

5 Justin Hayward 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 Annie Haslam

Annie sings artistically in the elegant songs of Renaissance. - Crwth

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7 James LaBrie 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

8 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born 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 ...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

9 Steven Wilson 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!

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10 Keith Emerson 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.

The Contenders

11 Roger Waters 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 .
12 Ray Thomas
13 Steve Hackett Steve Hackett
14 John Wetton
15 Geddy Lee 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

16 Robert Fripp Robert Fripp
17 Ian Anderson 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.
18 John Lodge
19 Maynard James Keenan 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.
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