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Skill in Brevity: Anthony Vincent and

[Intern Dorothy Lee is fascinated with what Anthony Vincent can do. After going through this, you might be, too. – AC]

Musical talent comes in many different forms. For many, it may involve being great at playing one instrument but not necessarily others. Maybe you’re an awesome vocalist or a great songwriter but suck at everything else. Then there are the freaky multi-talented artists–Dave Grohl comes to mind–who appears to be able to do it all, including having the talent to totally rock on multiple instruments, sing and make documentaries.

Let’s take a look at singers for a moment. Many vocalists are great at singing in a certain vocal style and range. However, how many people can you say are truly talented at singing in a widely diverse range of styles? Not many, I would think. However, Anthony Vincent is not only proof that this talent exists but he is the epitome of this talent.

Among the many gems on his website, TenSecondSongs, are videos for the following songs sang in 20 different styles. Here are some of my favourite examples.

Linken Park’s “In The End”

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away”

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Sorry…)

Also, this video is definitely worth checking out. It includes 65 songs starting from the 1950’s bringing the listener on a journey through rock ‘n’ roll.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Skill in Brevity: Anthony Vincent and

  • Great post! This guy is amazing and amusing!


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