It’s an unfortunate law of the universe that guys always look stupid playing the keytar.
While there are plenty of memorable keytar goddesses, Herbie Hancock is the only guy, ever, to look cool playing the keytar.
Here’s Hancock looking pretty badass with a Roland AX-7:
Jean Michel Jarre may have come pretty close to looking cool with a keytar, but he’s got that French je ne sais quoi on his side.
Guys can look cool playing the drums, the electric guitar, the saxophone, the bass, the congas, keyboards, the theremin – all sorts of instruments. But looking cool playing the keytar poses a unique challenge.
Need proof of this unfortunate fact?
Here you go, with apologies to all the male keytarists out there:
This Keytarist Rocks The Shrubbery Like No Other
The Keytar Fun Guy’s Jamming Makes The Man In Bright Red Suspenders So Very, Very Happy
This Keytarist Philospher Gets His Hookah On
This Keytarist Duct Taped His Instrument
At least – that’s what she said.
This Keytarist Looks Like Wolverine, Has A Steampunk Keytar, And Is Ready For His Balloon Jaunt
Guy Experiences The Unique Pleasures Of A Tyco Keytar
Even Badass Tattoos Couldn’t Save This Keytarist
This Guitarist Looks Sexy Enough To Get Chicks. But The Keytarist Looks Like He Just Farted A Death Cloud