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Famous Bassists from Canada

Updated October 13, 2018 5.5k views47 items

List of notable or famous bassists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top bassists born in Canada and even some popular bassists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian bassists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bassists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known bassist from Canada is included when available.

List people range from Bryan Adams to Geddy Lee.

This historic bassists from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian bassists of note?" and "Who are the most famous bassists from Canada?" These prominent bassists of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian bassists.

Use this list of renowned Canadian bassists to discover some new bassists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    BirthplaceSaint-Éloi, Quebec, Canada

    Alain Caron (born May 5, 1955) is a French Canadian jazz bassist. The youngest of 11 children, Caron started playing bass at age 11 and began pursuing jazz at age 15. His musical skills were...  more
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    Age: 44


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    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Brandi Disterheft (born 1980) is a Canadian bassist and composer....  more
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    Brandon Adam Ventresca is a musician and bassist....
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    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Brendan Canning (born 1969 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian indie rock performer. He is a founding member of the band Broken Social Scene and a former member of By Divine Right, Blurtonia, Valley...  more
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    Dec. at 58 (1946-2004)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Bruce Palmer (September 9, 1946 – October 1, 2004) was a Canadian musician best known as the bassist in the seminal Canadian-American folk rock band Buffalo Springfield, who were inducted into the...  more
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    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Bryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. He rose to fame in Canada and the United States with...  more

    The Best Bryan Adams Songs#334 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#75 of 376 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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    BirthplaceVictoria, Canada

    Bryce Dane Soderberg (born April 10, 1980) is a Canadian-American musician and songwriter, best known as the bassist and vocalist for American rock band Lifehouse....  more
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    BirthplaceNew Westminster, Canada

    Byron Stroud (born February 12, 1969 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian bassist. He was the former bassist for metal bands Fear Factory and Strapping Young Lad, current...  more
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    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Chris Murphy (born November 7, 1968) is a member of the Canadian rock band Sloan....  more
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    BirthplaceSept-Îles, Canada

    Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. Members are Pierre Bouvier (lead vocals), Jeff Stinco (lead guitar), Sébastien Lefebvre (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), David Desrosiers...  more
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    BirthplaceSt. Catharines, Canada

    Robert Duncan Coutts (born February 4, 1970) is a Canadian musician, best known for being the bassist for Our Lady Peace since 1995....  more
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    Evan Cranley is a Canadian musician based in Montreal, Quebec. He records with the bands Stars and Broken Social Scene, although he considered joining the band Metric before finally joining Stars....  more
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    Francesco Pallotta is a bassist....
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    Age: 68


    Geddy Lee Weinrib, (born Gary Lee Weinrib; July 29, 1953), known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist...  more

    #222 of 297 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years#104 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists#1279 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

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    Jack Syperek (born September 25 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian musician who is best known as the bassist for the rock group The Trews. He is a long-time friend to brothers Colin and...  more
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    BirthplaceNorth York, Toronto, Canada

    Jason Paul "Cone" McCaslin (born September 3, 1980) is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, serving as the bassist and backing vocalist of the band Sum 41....  more
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    Age: 68

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Jeffrey Robin Jones (born September 20, 1953) is an American-born Canadian musician who was a member of Ocean and Red Rider....  more
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    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Jesse Frederick Keeler (born 11 November 1976) is a Canadian musician. He is known as the bassist of Canadian dance-punk duo Death from Above and one half of the electronic music duo MSTRKRFT. In...  more
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    Jesse Robitaille is a musician and bassist....
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    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    James Raymond Creeggan (born February 12, 1970) is the bassist for Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies (BNL) and occasional back-up vocalist for the rock band Ottawa Valley Heavy Pucks....  more
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    Age: 78

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Michael James Kale (born August 11, 1943) is a Canadian musician, best known as the original bassist for The Guess Who. He played bass on many of the Guess Who's biggest hits, including "These Eyes",...  more
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    John Geggie is an Ottawa-based Canadian bassist (double bass) who performs jazz with several Ottawa-based groups and performers. As well, he is a classical bassist who has performed in the National...  more
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    BirthplaceStreetsville, Ontario, Canada