Bassists that sing???

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by godsmack, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. me and my friends had a disscusion and couldn't figure many big bands that have bassists that sing... can you help?

    we got

    slayer and

    who else???
  2. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Type O Negative and Winger!
  3. sting and paul mccartney are the obvious ones.

    also eve 6, although i hate them.
  4. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Geddy lee, and gene simmons.
  5. king's x
  6. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Hulk Hogan!

    ...sorry...(he does though)
  7. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Are you friggin' joking? Where have you heard him play bass and sing? ;)
  8. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    Blink 182...:rolleyes:

    Victor Wooten?

    John Entwistle...
  9. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Entwistle isn't the lead singer.


    Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
    Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
    Geddy Lee (Rush)
    Paul McCartney (Les Beatles)
    Sting (The Police)
    Gene Simmons (KISS)

    And Jason Newsted in one of his very early bands.
  10. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Actually The Ox has done lots of recording and touring with his own bands and yes, he often is the lead singer in those projects. He also sings a few Who songs.

    I'd add Jack Bruce to the list.

    Doug Pinnick from King's X kicks butt.
    Paul McCartney
    Geddy Lee
    Gene Simmons
    JJ Burnel used to sing lead on about 1/5 of the Stranglers' early material.
    Tina Weymoth (in Tom-Tom Club)
  11. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'll re-mention Thin Lizzy since I love them so much. :D

    I'll also mention Steve Harris. Yeah, you don't hear him, but he sings EVERY song while running around on stage. ;)
  12. can't remember her name, but

    the chick from 'Til Tuesday

    she's yummy!!!


    Sheryl Crowe
  13. danqi


    May 21, 2001
    Oh, is that what you would call a "big band". My school does also have a big band.:D

    I think that dude from Biohazard does play bass and sing.

    Don't forget about Blind Guardian!

    ...And Victor Wooten, and J.P., and....
  14. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    blind guardian's bassist is the singer? i thought they had a 'normal' non instrument playing singer.
  15. danqi


    May 21, 2001
    As far as I know Hansi Kuersch (BG's singer) will not play the bass on BG's next album because the basslines are too complex for him to play them while singing. I am not sure if he played on Nightfall In ME but he definately played the bass on the oldder albums like Imaginations From The Other Side.

    P.S.: I see your from Suffolk. I've been to Norfolk a little over a year ago (my first time in the States).
  16. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    That's Aimee Mann. She plays a bunch of stuff.

    Also Lenny Kravitz, Oteil Burbridge, Jim Ferguson (an upright jazzer who sings), Jill Cuneiff from Luscious Jackson and Mark King from Level 42. Penn Jilette talks and plays bass. Roscoe Beck sings on occasion. Will Lee sings backup all the time.
  17. joke


    Sep 17, 2001
    Biohazard have a singing bassist.

    So do a swedish band called Millencolin.
  18. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Oh ok. I just listed the last 3 BG cds i had in my collection on eBay the other day. I never listened to them.

    Let me know if you come back this way, dig?
  19. A New Zealand band called Rubicon have a bassist/singer.