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Bass playing singers that look AWESOME on stage

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by sir juice, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. sir juice

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    I've taken over as singer in one my bands, and its the first time I've had to sing lead and play bass at the same time.

    The singers I like to watch perform (not necessarily listen to) are the high energy, charismatic types (which is something I try and emulate).

    This style of performance seems to be difficult while playing bass for some reason (more of a laid back musical role?).

    What examples have people seen of lead singers, being proper frontmen, while holding it down?

    Any genre - music good and bad - let's dedicate this thread to pure showmanship!

    This is the only one I can think of...
    Graham Central Station - Pow - YouTube
  2. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    Jack Bruce - Cream / late '60's

    Geddy Lee - Rush / late '70's

    Sting - Police / Early '80's

    Paul McCartney - Duh!
  3. Jake Saint

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    John Cooper. Lead singer/bass player for the band Skillet.

    He's in the middle of the picture, with a sleeveless vest, and a tie. classsy mofo.

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    LEMMY - Motorhead
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    Sting immediately comes to mind, as well as Mark King and Phil Lynott.
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    Alex St. Kitts of St. Kitts & the Astro Droids
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    Phil Lynott - Thin Lizzy
    Man he had charisma & stage presence to die for! Only saw Lizzy once, but WoW still one of the best shows I've seen :hyper:
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    Esperanza Spalding

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    This guy is incredibly smart and handsome, yet humble.

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    Kip Winger. :bag:
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    Marty Forrer.

    :D
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    Esperanza. Johnette Napolitano--Concrete Blonde.
    Secret to looking awesome on stage: nice shoes. You can wear an old tshirt & jeans, & flipflops; you'll look like a jackass. Same old tshirt jeans & nice pair of boots & you're gonna need a bigger boat.
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    Yeah, but Elvis didn't play bass. :confused:


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    Glenn Hughes
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