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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK... this is not about great band frontmen, but just simply about voice range.

Do any of you guys know what other male singers have a voice range close to Freddie's? George Michael is the first one to come to our minds after his awesome performance at the Freddie tribute.
Other ones that come to my mind are perhaps Marc Anthony, Mick Hucknall (Simply Red), and perhaps some R&B singers from the 70s and 80s (although I'm not very much into the genre).

Does anyone else know who else is close to Freddie's range?


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mmm, well, don't know...

Jeff Buckley?


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 20:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeff Buckley? Are you sure?

Thom Yorke's not a bad choice.

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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard Axl Rose doing Eb1, although I doubt he could get any lower, at least in that era (Use Your Illusion). Perhaps nowadays he can, who knows. Highest notes I've heard from him are Eb4 I think (note that the high voices of 'Don't Cry' are by Izzy and Shannon), but I'm sure he can get higher than that.

Bee Gees don't sing that high as you may think at first. They sing in falsetto a lot (from '75 onwards), but their highest notes are hardly ever above D4, which is a note Fred and Roger could easily sing without falsetto. As for low notes, Maurice did sing some very good ones in 'Odessa', but I don't know which exact notes he did


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michael Jackson has/had a huge range too


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 07:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeff Buckley, for sure.

And I have to say Thom Yorke's a fairly ridiculous comparison. You'll be lucky to find him ever going above a G(3) in his chest voice.




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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A few suggestions to get the arguments going

Billy Joel (very powerful for a little guy!)

Phil Collins (again different style but big range)

Tony Vincent (great performance every night)

The guy from The Darkness (should spark a few fights)

And not forgetting... Leo Sayer!! Yep that little chap has a huge range.


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam, i don't know if Jeff Buckley is the best choice, but i honestly think he's got a range much larger rather than Thom Yorke...


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Frans Bauer... LOL


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeff Scott Soto!


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Although we all know he's a child molester, I think R. Kelly has one hell of a voice.
I've found that a lot of black R&B and Soul singers like Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, and Barry White have great voice ranges.


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innocent until proven guilty Mr Jingles!!!

Justin Hawkins, The Darkness.
Robert Plant.
Paverotti!!!
Tony Hadley has a great range.

(hangs his head in shame).......I always thought that Matt Goss had a pretty good voice!! (Blushes)


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure somebody wrote Phil Collins.

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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Ian Gillan has a vocal range of about 4 octaves,not really sure if that's true.


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"And not forgetting... Leo Sayer!!"

Whoa-ooh-oh-oh, yeah-eeh yeah-eeh

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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is my blind duty as a fan of Elton John to praise his singing abilities pre-1976. Thank you :-P








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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 20:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chris Cornell.

I can't give you specific notes (I don't really pay attention), but that man's voice stretches from here to China and back. If Audioslave ever chooses to cover Queen, I think they'd do the band proud.


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Posted: 16 Jan 04, 03:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Billy Joel (very powerful for a little guy!)"

Indeed. A lot of people don't realize it because his vocals aren't really flashy, and he often says he isn't really a singer, but did some amazing vocal work. Especially around the "An Innocent Man" album. His vocals were powerful and his effective range was large.

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Posted: 16 Jan 04, 03:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

James Labrie is 'round 4 octaves too. And i'm with Mr Sad Guy, Ian Gillan at his best had an amazing vocal range...


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Posted: 16 Jan 04, 04:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL, I knew someone would have a fit at Phil Collins and it just had to be Flashman (by the way your not Joel Flashman from Northern Exposure are you?) anyway seriously, listen to some of the early Genesis stuff just after PG left, there's a fair range there, maybe not in Freds true league but anyway it was fun thinking about your reaction!


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