How low can he go? Turns out, ludicrously, earth-shatteringly low…
Since 2012, Tim Storms has held the world record for the lowest ever vocal note – that’s a deliciously gravelly G -7 (0.189 Hz), which is eight octaves below the lowest G on the piano.
The American bass, who stretches the lowest male voice type to its extreme, holds the Guinness World Records for both the “lowest note produced by a human” and the “widest local range”.
Speaking to Classic FM in his winning year, Storms said his voice “was always low”.
“The older I get, the lower I get,” he said. “I never went through that adolescent voice changing phase.”
Pour some liquid thunder down a microphone, and Storms’ voice is sort of what you get (listen above).
HT: Karen L. Myers.