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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'" ...more

Age: 69

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

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: American Idol, Charlie's Angels, Shanghai Noon, Sex and the City

Also Ranked

#9 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#45 on The Best Singers of All Time

#8 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#48 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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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 ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Wallsend, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Léon: The Professional, The Emperor's New Groove, Cold Mountain, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Also Ranked

#88 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#27 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#54 on The Best Singers of All Time

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

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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 ...more

Age: 52

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

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Precious, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Bad Boys II, Lee Daniels' The Butler

Also Ranked

#95 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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

#49 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

#5 on The Best Black Rock Bands

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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. ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1958-2016)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Batman, Happy Feet, Showgirls, Purple Rain

Also Ranked

#15 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#28 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#29 on The Best Singers of All Time

#44 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

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