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

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 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. V 1 Comment
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 Justin Hayward

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.

5 Annie Haslam

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

6 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he 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 more.

Not really prog singer. But hold on. We're talking about Freddie Mercury. He can sing almost all rock genres. - zxm

First 2 Queen albums were progressive, but he doesn't deserve the top 10 - PanMixer

7 Greg Lake Greg Lake

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

8 Ray Thomas
9 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.
10 Steve Hackett Steve Hackett

The Contenders

11 John Wetton
12 Robert Fripp Robert Fripp
13 John Lodge
14 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.
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 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 .
17 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

18 Steven Wilson Steven Wilson Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.
19 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.
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