Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Singer-songwriters who play the piano such as Tori Amos?
#1
Hello everyone. There's nothing I love more than finding out a great new artist.
Do you guys have any suggestions of artists that compose their music, sing their music, and play their music? I'm looking for something quite specific. Only singer-songwriters who play the piano or keyboards, especially the piano. No guitar players, etc.
I especially like artists that are not too commercial or super mainstream and famous, so no Alicia Keys or John Legend or even Carol King please. I don't mind artists that sell quite well, but they need to still be a bit alternative, like Tori Amos. In fact, Tori Amos is my favourite musician ever, and that's the type of musician I'm looking for, together with smaller indie piano-playing singer-songwriters.

So, here's my contribution in case you're also looking for artists of this type. Sometimes the artists I mention play more than one instrument, but if they're listed here it's because a good portion of their work involves the piano or keyboards. I also mention at least one song by such artists for you to listen to.

-Tori Amos (Songs: Winter, Ruby Through The Looking Glass, Oysters)
-Kate Bush (Song: The Kick Inside, Lake Tahoe)
-Sarah Slean (Song: Napoleon, The Cosmic Ballet, The Devil And The Dove)
-Loreena Mckennitt (Song: The Old Ways, Caravanserai)
-Lauren Aquilina (Song: King, Sinners)
-Agnes Obel (Song: Riverside, Fuel To Fire)
-Antony and the Johsons (Song: Hope There's Someone, Spiralling)
-Joanna Newsom (Song: Soft As Chalk, Good Intentions Paving Company. She's a great harp player too, check her song "81")
-Steve Adey (Song: Laughing)
-Tom Hickox (Song: The Pretty Pride Of Russia, Let Me Be Your Lover)
-Birdy (Songs: Sillouette, Save Yourself)
-A Fine Frenzy (Song: Almost Lover)
-Joni Mitchell (Song: River, Blue)
-Phildel (Song: Dare, Switchblade)
-Aurora (Song: Runaway, Through The Eyes Of A Child. I'm well aware that most of her work is keyboard driven, however she writes her music and plays the piano and keyboards in the studio, not really live though)
-Regina Spektor (Song: Blue Lips, How)
-Sóley (Song: Pretty Face)
-Dillon (Song: Thirteen Thirtyfive)
-Fiona Apple (Song: Not About Love)
-Rufus Wainwright (Song: Going To A Town)
-Frances (Song: Grow)
-Bat For Lashes (Song: Moon And Moon. She uses many other instruments too and quite a bit of her work sounds a bit too electronic for me)
Reply
#2
Billy Joel
Elton John
Leon Russell
Barry Manilow
Peter Allen
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


Reply
#3
CRAZY-HORSE Wrote:Billy Joel
Elton John
Leon Russell
Barry Manilow
Peter Allen
All great piano players, but I wouldn't liken any of them to Tori Amos or Kate Bush, both of whom have this odd all-over-the-place style of writing and singing. Leon Russell, maybe a little bit.
Reply
#4
Kate Bush & Carol King come to mind
Without loyalty to tribe, church, flag or ideal, there would be no wars - Arthur Koestler
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  incredible chart feat for UK singer Marty Wilde CRAZY-HORSE 0 328 10-10-2020, 01:09
Last Post: CRAZY-HORSE
  Music For Studying - Piano Sonata No21 - Ludwig Van Beethoven tuan1993 3 1,185 26-12-2016, 10:40
Last Post: Jerome
  Good app to play music? smallworldz 2 966 09-09-2016, 19:57
Last Post: Oceansoul
  72 year old singer with young voice!!! amazing!!!!!!! gov 1 1,058 12-08-2016, 12:53
Last Post: iyouandme25
  Egyptian singer and new music flavored global todaymusic 0 767 21-07-2016, 16:45
Last Post: todaymusic
  Need a help on Piano Notes. Sagar Mane 0 771 13-07-2016, 09:49
Last Post: Sagar Mane
  Neil Young "no where, no way" to play protest songs today CRAZY-HORSE 0 911 21-06-2016, 14:12
Last Post: CRAZY-HORSE
  The New Young Singer (Didar) Come! Kcha Jwankilaka 0 922 09-06-2016, 04:01
Last Post: Kcha Jwankilaka
  UK Rapper/Singer Skilf Dimos Zagaris 0 703 12-05-2016, 12:47
Last Post: Dimos Zagaris
  What is best way for learning piano? manhattanpianist 1 1,137 19-04-2016, 22:11
Last Post: hayley

Forum Jump: