OK...I'm surprised I've never mentioned this artist before considering what a big fan I am...
May I introduce Ms. Happy Rhodes
, guitarist, songwriter, and singer with an almost freakishly huge (and documented) vocal range which runs from A2
#. Translated into English, that's four
octaves, or half the keys on a grand piano.
Her styles are varied, and have had people compare her to such diverse performers as Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, and David Bowie. And her lowest registers are so deep (for a female) that some people have openly questioned her real gender. (She was born and remains a biological female in case anybody's wondering.)
The following are a few (of several) videos up on Youtube that show some of her amazing stylistic and vocal range.The Chosen OneTemporary And Eternal
And her now famous version of David Bowie's
Ashes to Ashes Space Oddity
(And yes, that's really her
unaltered voice throughout.)
She deserves much greater recognition than she's been given.
Note: There's also full footage (1.5 hours) of one of her Tin Angel concerts that can be found here