American singer Tim Storms has a vocal range of 10 octaves, and holds the Guinness world record for having the widest vocal range and hitting the lowest note, G -7 (0.189 Hz).
“My lowest note would be somewhere around if you were to take another piano and sit at the bottom on the left side of the piano, that would be about how low I can go – eight octaves lower than the lowest G on the piano,” Mr Storms said.
The singer’s vocal chords are “twice as long” as the average person’s, according to a specialist doctor.
The bass notes of Storm’s voice attracted the attention of Paul Mealor, who composed some of the music for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding.
Mealor and Decca Records needed a new bass singer for a choral recording with the St Petersburg Chamber Choir. The song features a low E (41.203 Hz), a note that Storms is used to hitting.