Top 5 iMusicians Of All Time

With apps like PocketGuitar, I Am T-Pain, Virtuoso, Ocarina and DigiDrummer you can create a virtual symphony on your iPhone. Many talented musicians have put their instruments aside and traded them in for little handheld devices, making amazing music on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Our favorite iMusician clips include covers of Lady Gaga, Neil Diamond, MGMT, and even Ukrainian composer Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych. We hope you enjoy them!


iBand is a truly unique group of musicians. Although they are skilled at a variety of musical instruments, they choose to make music using the iPhone and iPod Touch. The band’s first YouTube video was a huge hit, with over 4.8 million views. Their song ‘Vitality’ has also been a huge hit. iBand’s iPhone applications of choice are iAno, PocketGuitar, iPhoneSynth and BeatPhone.


Applegirl has over 2 million views on her iPhone cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’, and over 1.3 million views on her cover of Beyonce’s ‘Irreplaceable’. This talented girl from South Korea loves Apple, loves the iPhone and makes amazing music. She uses a variety of applications, including I Am T-Pain and BeatMaker.

The Mentalists

Like Applegirl, this group of girls in the UK plays great music using only their iPhones and their voices. They have covered a number of songs on their iPhones, including ‘Kids’ by MGMT and ‘American Boy’ by Estelle. The Mentalists’ favorite apps are NLog Synthesizer, MiniSynth, RetroSynth, DigiDrummer Lite and Ocarina.

Cracklin’ Rosie Cover

YouTube user Steffest has uploaded a cover of Neil Diamond’s ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’, played on 1 iPod Touch, 2 Android Devices and 2 Windows Mobile Devices. The applications used include the iShred and Guitar apps by Frontierdesign. On his blog, Steffest says, “music apps are a really cool type of mobile application, they let you unleash your musical creativity wherever you are.”

Carol of the Bells

A group of guys covered the Christmas favorite, ‘Carol of the Bells’, at their church’s Christmas Pageant. The apps they used include PocketGuitar, Virtuoso and DigiLite. While this video only has 840 views since Christmas, these guys earn points for creativity and they really did a great job. We wonder if the phone call one of the guys received in the middle was staged…

Publish date: May 11, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT