My top 20 vocalists of all time

“You’re a singer – who’s your favourite then?”… has to be one of the most common questions I get asked at gigs. The hard thing is, I very rarely have an answer ready – it’s an impossible question! It depends on the genre, on whether we’re rating singing ability as opposed to performance, and bunch of other things.

I decided to write a list of my favourite singers – going purely on vocals, not songwriting, or skill as a performer.

Here, in no particular order, is a list of my favourite 20 vocalists of all time.

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My Life So Far…In 7 Songs


After carefully crafting a new, space-saving digital library, I recently sold my CD collection. During the big sort out, I ended-up revisiting albums from my childhood, teenage years and university days. I’m constantly amazed by how evocative music can be. Even hearing the first few notes of a song can instantly transport you back in time to a memory of a place, a person or a joke.


So, without further ado – my life so far, in 7 songs:

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