Top 10 Singers Who Can Play Instruments
Singers who can play other instruments along with vocals .
The Top Ten
1 Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music . V 1 Comment
2 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.
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3 Jon Oliva
John Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, ...read more.
He plays all these instruments in the studio and at live shows. On the album "Handful of Rain" by Savatage, he played rhythm and lead guitar on some songs, piano/keyboards on other songs, and bass and drums on some more songs. And he is an amazing singer - try "Hall of the Mountain KIng" by Savatage. - Metal_Treasure
Piano, keyboards, rhythm guitar, bass, lead guitar, drums. Originally Jon was the guitar player for Savatage but Jon quickly realized that his brother Criss's talent was superior to his and swapped with him. - Metal_Treasure
4 James Hetfield
James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
Guitars (rhythm and lead) and little bit of keyboards - zxm
5 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.
Guitar(lead and rhythm),bass - zxm
6 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 ...read more.
Bass, acoustic guitar and piano. And incredible singer. - Metal_Treasure
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7 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.
Bass, piano, keyboards, guitar, organ. Organ was actually the first instrument he played - his parents insisted on that and he took organ lessons when he was in elementary school. - Metal_Treasure
8 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.
Bass,keyboards,guitar - zxm
9 Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. He died on May 17, 2017.
10 Elton John
11 Lemmy Kilmister
Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.
Bass guitar - zxm
12 Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.
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13 Dave Grohl
David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
Drums and guitar - zxm
14 Matt Smith
Guitars, keyboards, bass. He played all of them on the first 3 albums of Theocracy. Since 2011 he's been playing guitars and keyboards. And lead vocals all the time, performing lond sustains (20+ seconds). Also primary songwriter (music and lyrics). - Metal_Treasure
15 Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos. V 1 Comment
16 Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 . V 1 Comment
17 Kate Bush
18 PJ Harvey
Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.
19 Neil Young
Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter. V 1 Comment
20 George Harrison
George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
Guitar and sitar - zxm