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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

    sir juice

    Sep 11, 2006
    London, England
    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

    Aug 17, 2007
    Jack Bruce - Cream / late '60's

    Geddy Lee - Rush / late '70's

    Sting - Police / Early '80's

    Paul McCartney - Duh!
  3. Jake Saint

    Jake Saint

    Dec 31, 2011
    Mine Hill, NJ
    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.

  4. skiscem

    skiscem Supporting Member

    LEMMY - Motorhead
  5. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Sting immediately comes to mind, as well as Mark King and Phil Lynott.
  6. KCLRbass


    Sep 5, 2011
    Alex St. Kitts of St. Kitts & the Astro Droids
  7. rocknrollmouse


    Jan 2, 2012
    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:
  8. Esperanza Spalding

  9. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    This guy is incredibly smart and handsome, yet humble.

  10. cableguy

    cableguy Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    Kip Winger. :bag:
  11. Me..... :hyper: :bag:
  12. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Marty Forrer.

  13. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    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.
  14. BrBss

    BrBss Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Albuquerque NM
    Yeah, but Elvis didn't play bass. :confused:

  15. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson!

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    Glenn Hughes
  16. JMimbs


    Jan 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    Marco Hietala

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