Alright, after much thought and deliberation, I’ve come up with some of the members for my super-group! These are just some artists that I think would be amazing to work together, and to see them all in the one place would be incredible.
I’ve decided that my super-group should have five members in it, and that awesomeness would stem from their collaboration. That said, I don’t have a complete band yet, so any suggestions would be most appreciated!
Vocals – Glen Hansard
There’s an unrelenting, raw passion that comes from this man every time he sings. He gives every performance an honest 1000% and makes every song he sings unforgettable. For me, he’d be an amazing front man. Plus, he plays guitar, so that gives us a rhythm guitarist too!
Keyboard – Imogen Heap
The things that this woman can do with a keyboard or synth and a looping machine is simply magical. She creates layer upon layer of magnificent ambience, but knows how to completely rock out when she needs to – there would be many a keytar solo in this band.
Bass – Christopher Wolstenholme (of Muse)
Wolstenholme is one of the most laid-back bassists I’ve ever seen, as well as knowing how to work his instrument. His bass-lines are always interesting, but never intrusive, providing a strong backing for the other instruments to show off over the top of. That said, you always admire the bass-work and it always stands out, almost like he’s not even trying to.
And… that’s where my list kind of ends. I still don’t have a Drummer or a Guitarist to add to the line up.
For the Drummer, I’m entirely sure who to pick… Gavin Harrison (of Porcupine Tree) is an awesome candidate, as was Dominic Howard (of Muse). I’m tempted to suggest Dave Grohl (of Nirvana/Foo Fighters), which would give me another singer to add to the awesomeness, but I don’t know at the moment… I don’t know enough about drummers as I should, or who the best drummers are, as most of them are stuck behind the shadow of the lead guitarist or singer. Then again, I could always pick Ringo.
The Guitarist I had in mind at first was Matt Bellamy (of Muse), but since I can only have one member from each band, I decided to go with Wolstenholme instead. Part of me is really considering The Edge (of U2), as his effects stuff would work really well with what Heap does, but I think that he works best in U2, with his band around him. Brian May (of Queen) would be awesome, but a very traditional choice, and I think that the choices I have so far are slightly less traditional and more alternative.
So… any suggestions? I really want to fill this band out, just for my own benefit. And what about your own super-groups? Any musicians you wish would work together to create awesome, awesome music? Let me know!