Twin Musicians

A list of twin musicians, with photos! This list includes both fraternal and identical twins. Only 2% of the world's population are twins, and only 0.2% are identical twins. Why have a singleton when you can double the kids for double the fun? Twin singers are extra rare, but there are many twins music groups and bands with twins to learn about here.

To this day, twins are considered exotic. Couples trying for their first child often muse that fraternal twins (one boy, one girl) would be ideal. In scientific terms, identical twins are known as "monozygotic" and fraternal twins as "dizygotic". While twins may be unusual, some researchers suggest that as many as 1 in 8 pregnancies begin as twins, however, only one fetus is brought to full term as the other disintegrates. This is known as "Vanishing Twin Syndrome." There is also such a thing as semi-identical twins in which the twins inherit identical genes from their mother, but different genes from their father.

This list includes all types of twins, male and female, and they have all done something notable in the world of music.
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  • Alex Cline (born January 4, 1956) is an American jazz drummer.
  • Nels Cline
    2
    Noise, Jazz fusion, Noise music
    • Albums: Sad, The Inkling, Destroy All Nels Cline, New Monastery: A View into the Music of Andrew Hill, Angelica
    Nels Courtney Cline (born January 4, 1956) is an American guitarist and composer. He has been the guitarist for the band Wilco since 2004. In the 1980s he played jazz, often in collaboration with his ...more
  • Kelley Deal
    3
    Alternative rock
    • Albums: Boom! Boom! Boom!, Go to the Sugar Altar
    Kelley Jeannine Deal (born June 10, 1961) is an American musician. She has been lead guitarist and co-vocalist of The Breeders since 1992, and has formed her own side-projects with bands such as R. ...more
  • Kim Deal
    4
    Rock music, Alternative rock
    • Albums: Walking With a Killer
    Kimberley Ann Deal (born June 10, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter. She rose to prominence as bassist and co-vocalist in the alternative rock band the Pixies, before forming the Breeders in ...more
  • Aaron Brooking Dessner (born April 23, 1976) is an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as a member of the rock band The National, and co-founder of Big ...more
  • Bryce Dessner
    6
    Film score
    Bryce David Dessner (born April 23, 1976) is an American composer and guitarist based in Paris, also known as a member of the rock band the National. Dessner's brother Aaron is also a member of the ...more