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List of famous male multi-instrumentalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male multi-instrumentalists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being multi-instrumentalists. There are thousand of males working as multi-instrumentalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic multi-instrumentalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a multi-instrumentalist then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples of people on this list: Christian Basso, Jared Faber and many more.

While this isn't a list of all male multi-instrumentalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male multi-instrumentalists?" and "Who are the best male multi-instrumentalists?"
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Multi-instrumentalists
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Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the frontman of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is known as the "Demon of Screamin'" due to his high screams and his wide vocal range. He is also known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the 1970s, Tyler rose to prominence as the frontman of Aerosmith, which released such milestone hard rock albums as Toys in the Attic and Rocks. In the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Also Ranked

#47 on The Best Singers of All Time

#9 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#86 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#8 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Multi-instrumentalists
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Sting


Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a solo career. He has included rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music. As a solo musician and a member of The Police, he received 16 Grammy Awards, his first for best rock instrumental in 1980, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe award, an Emmy Award, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: Wallsend, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#95 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#65 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#55 on The Best Singers of All Time

#27 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Multi-instrumentalists
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Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often played all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion himself when recording. He is known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos. He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category as well as setting the record for most consecutive wins in one category ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#78 on The Hottest Men Over 40

#55 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#40 on '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today

#53 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Multi-instrumentalists
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Prince


Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned as an innovator and is widely-known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence and wide vocal range. Widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound, Prince's music combines rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince developed an interest in music at an early age, writing his first song at age seven. After recording songs with his cousin's band 94 East, 19-year-old Prince recorded several unsuccessful demo tapes before releasing ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1958-2016)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Also Ranked

#15 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#20 on The Best Singers of All Time

#23 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#81 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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