51.3k readers

Twin Musicians

51.3k views36 items

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.
  • 1
    Alex Cline (born January 4, 1956) is an American jazz drummer....  more
  • 2

    Nels Cline

    Noise, Jazz fusion

    AlbumsSad, 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
  • 3

    Kelley Deal

    Alternative rock

    AlbumsBoom! 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
  • 4

    Kim Deal

    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsWalking 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

    More Kim Deal 

    #191 of 218 The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today#119 of 151 The Best Female Rock Singers

  • 5
    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
  • 6

    Bryce Dessner

    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
  • 7

    Robin Gibb

    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsMagnet, Sing Slowly Sisters, The Titanic Requiem, Robin's Reign, How Old Are You

    Robin Hugh Gibb (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, who gained worldwide fame as a member of the pop group the Bee Gees with older brother Barry...  more

    More Robin Gibb 

    #110 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists#220 of 649 The Best Singers Of All Time

  • 8

    Maurice Gibb

    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock

    AlbumsA Breed Apart

    Maurice Ernest Gibb (; 22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) was a British musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, who achieved fame as a member of the pop group Bee Gees. Although his...  more

    More Maurice Gibb 

    #8 of 46 List of Famous Bands from Brisbane#238 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • 9
    Matthew Weston Goss (born 29 September 1968) is an English singer-songwriter and musician, currently based in Las Vegas. He is the lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros, which also features his twin...  more
  • 10
    Luke Damon Goss (born 29 September 1968) is an English actor, and drummer of the 1980s band Bros. He has appeared in numerous films including Blade II (2002) as Jared Nomak, One Night with the King...  more
  • 11

    Ryan Jarman

    Power pop, Punk rock
    Ryan James Jarman (born 20 October 1980 in Wakefield, United Kingdom) is the guitarist and vocalist with English lo-fi indie rock band The Cribs....  more
  • 12

    Gary Jarman

    Power pop, Punk rock
    Gary John Jarman is a British multi-instrumentalist, best known for being bassist and singer in the Wakefield music group The Cribs. Formed in 2002, The Cribs have released six albums to date, and...  more
  • 13
    Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr. (March 15, 1926 – July 21, 2019) was an American contemporary music composer using just intonation. He was called "one of the foremost composers of microtonal music" by...  more
  • 14

    James Johnstone

    Rock music, New Prog
    James Robert Johnston (born 25 April 1980) is a bassist, vocalist, and songwriter, best known for his work with Scottish group Biffy Clyro. He is also known as Jim or Jimbo and sometimes signs his...  more
  • 15

    Bill Kaulitz

    Pop punk, Synthpop
    Bill Kaulitz (born September 1, 1989), also known mononymously as Billy (stylized as BILLY) for his solo act, is a German singer, songwriter, voice actor, designer, and model. He is best known for...  more
  • 16

    Tom Kaulitz

    Pop punk, Synthpop
    Tokio Hotel is a German pop rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing. Its sound encompasses multiple genres,...  more
  • 17

    Nathan Leone

    Pop punk, Post-grunge
    Nathan Daniel Leone ( lee-OHN-ee) is a songwriter and the lead singer of rock band Madina Lake. He was born on May 31, 1975. Nathan is three minutes younger than his identical twin Matthew Leone, who...  more
  • 18

    Matthew Leone

    Pop punk, Post-grunge
    Matthew Jon Leone ( lee-OHN-ee) is the bassist of rock band Madina Lake. He was born on May 31, 1975. Matthew is three minutes older than his identical twin Nathan Leone, who is the lead vocalist in...  more
  • 19

    Benji Madden

    Pop punk, Ska punk

    AlbumsCome Back Down

    Benjamin Levi Madden (né Combs; born March 11, 1979) is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. He is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the band Good Charlotte, as well...  more

    More Benji Madden 

    Benji Madden Loves and Hookups#406 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time

  • 20

    Joel Madden

    Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsCity of Sin

    Joel Rueben Madden (né Combs; March 11, 1979) is the lead vocalist for the American pop punk band Good Charlotte, as well as a record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He is also...  more
  • 21

    Wendy Melvoin

    New Wave, Pop music
    Wendy Ann Melvoin (born January 26, 1964) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Prince as part of his backing band The Revolution, and for her collaboration...  more
  • 22
    Susannah Melvoin (born January 26, 1964) is an American vocalist and songwriter, best known for her association with Prince in the mid-1980s. Coming from a musical family, Melvoin is the twin sister...  more

    More Susannah Melvoin 

    #17 of 21 Women Who Prince Has Dated#10 of 18 Women Who John Cusack Has Dated

  • 23

    Gunnar Nelson

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    AlbumsSonic Heroes Official Soundtrack

    Gunnar Nelson may refer to: Gunnar Nelson (musician), an American musician, singer, and songwriter Gunnar Nelson (fighter), an Icelandic mixed martial artist...  more
  • 24

    Matthew Nelson

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music
    Nelson is an American rock band founded by singer/songwriters Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (twin sons of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Nelson). The band achieved success during the early 1990s with their...  more
  • 25

    Charles Panozzo