Multidisciplined British actor Paddy Considine is known for his roles in diverse film roles that range from the action of The Bourne Ultimatum to the comedy of Hot Fuzz and even the deep cutting Drama of Dead Man’s shoes. He is known to rub shoulders with folk from his home turf often which sees him working with directors and actors from the UK often, but this is also how he formed his lo-fi rock band Riding The Low. Paddy and the boys take some influence from rockers of the past including a not so secret love for Guided by Voices, while they put their own skills to composition and making catchy numbers. Paddy is up front on vocals and often wielding a tambourine while the band blister guitars and pound drums behind creating a rebellious sound many adore.
The seemingly age-proof and dynamic star of Requiem for a Dream and Dallas Buyers Club is often unrecognisable on screen as he has a penchant for changing his appearance quite dramatically. On stage however he is a very recognisable presence as he is takes the spotlight as the frontman of his band 30 Seconds To Mars alongside his brother. The band have been majorly successful and have toured extensively despite Leto’s Hollywood commitments. Their hit song The Kill has been licensed out often and has been a part of several TV shows. There is no doubt that Leto has a significant talent and a creativity that has no foreseeable end.
One of Hollywood’s biggest actors and one of the internets most loved people at the minute Keanu Reeves is a big name in showbiz. It turns out in the 90’s he also but his hand to being a Rockstar as well as a film star, his band Dogstar saw some great success before they went their separate ways. It makes sense that Reeves makes the list as he is known for not only being rad ever since his Bill and Ted days.
Funny man Jack Black rose to fame with roles in globally renowned comedies such as School Of Rock and Shallow Hal. His loveable nature mixed with his ridiculous outbursts and comical faces make him a family favourite, with his voice being one of the most recognisable around thanks to his voice acting stint most notably as Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda. In the studio however he is a different animal, taking one part of the incredible guitar duo Tenacious D; Black is a powerhouse of rock vocals. Don’t be fooled by the hilarity that ensues in their chart-topping track Tribute, Black can get darker and indeed more impressive. Throughout their records he lays down some impressive guitars and really belts out some notes with incredible range.
A big hit with the ladies, Gosling was known as a pretty boy for a while before he started landing deeper and more intense roles. Now he has garnered and impressive filmography including Drive, The Big Short and Blade Runner 2049 showing his abilities to be more than just a handsome face. As it turns out he also looks good in front of a drumkit as he knocks out songs for his band Dead Man’s Bones, providing spooky vocals and guitars in their horror themed project.