An unexpected musical treat.
While on a search for an interesting modern cover of the Steve Miller Band song "Abracadabra"
, I stumbled onto Jeff McNeal's cover
, which completely confused me, as I assumed it was lip-syncing. It's not: Jeff is a professional voiceover artist, and announcer in the Los Angeles area
, and he's been recording hundreds of musical impressions of a wide range of songs and artists:
Credence Clearwater/John Fogerty
* Steppenwolf / John Kay
* The Doors/Jim Morrison
* The Knack/Doug Fieger
* Rolling Stones/Mick Jagger
* Burt Bacharach covering Dusty Springfield
* Dire Straits
* Van Morrison
* Tom Jones
* The Travelling Wilburys
* The Beach Boys
* Harry Nilsson
* The Police
* Led Zeppelin/Robert Plant
... and on and on. There are 375+ videos, so if he doesn't nail one voice to your liking, keep going. Some are eerie, while some are a guy who does dozens of impressions doing reasonably well.
He has a dedicated site to this ability, SingingImpressionist.com
I miss you, Danny Gans.
posted by jscott
on Dec 24, 2011 -