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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.

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Alain Caron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Alain Caron age 62 Alain Caron 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 formalised by ...more

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Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada

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Brad Walst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Brad Walst age 41

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Brandi Disterheft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Brandi Disterheft age 38 Brandi Disterheft is a Canadian bassist and composer.

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Brandon Adam Ventresca is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Brandon Adam Ventresca Brandon Adam Ventresca is a musician and bassist.

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Brendan Canning is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Brendan Canning age 49 Brendan Canning is a founding member of Broken Social Scene and a veteran indie rock performer who has been a member of various notable bands including By Divine Right, Blurtonia, Valley of the ...more

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Bruce Palmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Bruce Palmer Died at 58 (1946-2004) Bruce Palmer was a Canadian musician notable for playing bass guitar in the folk rock band Buffalo Springfield.

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Bryan Adams age 58 Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during ...more

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Bryce Soderberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Bryce Soderberg age 37 Bryce Dane Soderberg is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the bassist and vocalist for American rock band Lifehouse.

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Byron Stroud is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Byron Stroud age 49 Byron Stroud is the former bassist for metal band Fear Factory and Strapping Young Lad. and current bassist for metal bands City of Fire and Zimmers Hole, and studio bassist for 3 Inches Of

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Chris Murphy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Chris Murphy age 49 Chris Murphy is a member of the Canadian rock band Sloan. Although born in Prince Edward Island, Murphy is commonly associated with Nova Scotia; like his bandmates, he currently resides in ...more

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David Desrosiers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
David Desrosiers age 37 David Philippe Desrosiers is a French Canadian musician, who is best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for pop punk band Simple Plan. Born in Sept-Îles, Desrosiers was raised in ...more

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Duncan Coutts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Duncan Coutts age 49 Robert Duncan Coutts is a Canadian musician, best known for being the bassist for Our Lady Peace since 1995.

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Evan Cranley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Evan Cranley 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

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Francesco Pallotta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Francesco Pallotta Francesco Pallotta is a bassist.

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Geddy Lee age 64 Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee ...more

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Jack Syperek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jack Syperek Jack Syperek 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 John-Angus MacDonald and formed the group with ...more

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Jason McCaslin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jason McCaslin age 37 Jason Paul "Cone" McCaslin is a Canadian musician. He is the bass guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Sum 41 and Music Producer. He joined the band in November 1998. Sum 41 was ...more

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Jeff Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jeff Jones age 64 Jeffrey Robin "Jeff" Jones is an American-born Canadian bass guitar player who was a member of Ocean and Red Rider. Jones performed with Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey in the first ...more

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Jesse F. Keeler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jesse F. Keeler age 41 Jesse Frederick Keeler is a Canadian musician. He is known as the bassist of Canadian dance punk duo Death from Above 1979 and one half of the electronic music duo MSTRKRFT. In addition to ...more

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Jesse Robitaille is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jesse Robitaille Jesse Robitaille is a musician and bassist.

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Jim Creeggan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jim Creeggan age 48 James Raymond "Jim" Creeggan, is the bassist for Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies. His most used double bass is named "Grammah", after the Ladies' tour manager ...more

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Jim Kale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jim Kale age 74 Michael James "Jim" Kale is a Canadian musician, best known as the bassist for The Guess Who. He played bass and sang on most of the Guess Who's biggest hits, including "These ...more

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John Geggie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
John Geggie John Geggie is an Ottawa-based Canadian bassist who performs jazz with several Ottawa-based groups and performers. As well, he is a classical bassist who has performed in the National Arts ...more

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Jonathan Gallant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada

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Kenny MacLean is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Kenny MacLean Died at 52 (1956-2008) Kenneth Irving MacLean was a Scottish-Canadian musician, best known as a member of the multi-platinum selling band Platinum Blonde. MacLean was born in Glasgow. A former hairdresser, he was a ...more

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Logan Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Logan Jacobs Logan Jacobs is a musician and bass guitarist.

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Marc Lalonde is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Marc Lalonde

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Marc Roots is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Marc Roots Marc Roots is a bassist.

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Mark Spicoluk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Mark Spicoluk age 39 Mark Spicoluk is a Canadian musician, producer, music executive, entrepreneur and television personality. He is best known as the vocalist and bassist for the punk rock band Closet Monster and ...more

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Martin Broda is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Martin Broda Martin Broda is a singer, bassist and drummer.

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Mathieu Soucy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Mathieu Soucy age 40 Mathieu Soucy is a professionnal drummer, composer and multi-instrumentist musician based in Quebec city. Drummer and percussionist for many bands and artists such as Quebec city rock ...more

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Melissa Auf der Maur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Melissa Auf der Maur age 46 Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, photographer and actress. Born and raised in Montréal, Québec, Auf der Maur began performing in 1993 after ...more

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Mike Kroeger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Mike Kroeger age 45 Mike Kroeger is a Canadian bassist and member of the band Nickelback.

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Nick Fiorini is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Nick Fiorini Nick Fiorini is a bassist.

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Olivier Pinard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Olivier Pinard Olivier Pinard is a bassist..

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Rick Danko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Rick Danko Died at 57 (1942-1999) Richard Clare "Rick" Danko was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter and singer, best known as a member of The Band.

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Rob Deboer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Rob Deboer Rob Deboer is a film music contributor.

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Scott Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Scott Smith Died at 45 (1955-2000) Donald Scott Smith, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was the bassist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy, best known for their hit singles "Working for the Weekend" and "Turn Me ...more

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Stuart Chatwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Stuart Chatwood age 48 Stuart Chatwood, is a Canadian musician, best known as the bass guitar and keyboard player for the rock band The Tea Party. The Tea Party are known for fusing together musical styles of both the ...more

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Tim Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Tim Kingsbury Tim Kingsbury is a Canadian musician and member of the indie rock band Arcade Fire. He plays bass guitar, guitar, and occasionally keyboards. He spent his early years living in and around ...more

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Todd Kerns is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Todd Kerns age 48 Todd Kerns is a Canadian musician who has worked with several successful Canadian bands, most notably Age of Electric. Kerns is currently the bass guitarist for Slash. Kerns formed the group ...more

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Todd Kowalski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Todd Kowalski age 44 Todd "The Rod" Kowalski is a Canadian bassist and singer, currently a member of hardcore punk band Propagandhi. Along with his band, he lives a vegan lifestyle and supports animal

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Tyler Armes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Tyler Armes Tyler Armes is a musician.

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Vaughn Lal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Vaughn Lal age 40

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Winston Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Winston Wolfe Winston Wolfe is a bassist.

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Yan Thiel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Yan Thiel Yan Thiel is a bassist.