List of keytarists

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One of the best known keytarist, Jean Michel Jarre playing an AX-Synth.

A Keytarist is a musician that plays the keytar, a keyboard or synthesizer worn around the neck and shoulders, similar to a guitar. Only notable musicians who are widely noted for their use of the keytar as reported in reliable sources are included.


  1. ^ "Hey, did you hear about that collaboration between Ashlee Simpson, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump and Cobra Starship keytar player Victoria Asher?" Fall Out Boy Frontman Stumped Over Supposed Involvement In Ashlee Simpson Collabo, by James Montgomery, MTV News (online), 30 August 2007 (Retrieved 24 March 2008)
  2. ^ a b c d e Cobra Starship's Gabe Saporta Speaks Out After Keytar Kerfuffle, by James Montgomery, as reprinted by from MTV News, 26 January 2007 (Retrieved 24 March 2008)
  3. ^ Brett Domino Trio on Britain's Got Talent
  4. ^ a b c "Why the keytar’s the star again: Long dismissed as hopelessly naff, the keytar is enjoying a comeback," by Marcus O’Dair, Times Online, August 18, 2007 (Accessed 24 March 2008)[dead link]
  5. ^ Klosterman, Chuck (August 8, 2011). "Frankenstein’s Monster". Grantland. 
  6. ^ Goddess of The Keytar 5: Valerie Poxleitner (Lights) - (Accessed 11 October 2011)
  7. ^ "Bridgit Mendler’s simple presentation showcases talent at Erie County Fair". Buffalo News. May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
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