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

Neil Peart and Steve Jocz are included in this list.

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

Use this list of renowned Canadian drummers to discover some new drummers 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. (57 items)

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Aaron Solowoniuk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Aaron Solowoniuk age 43 Aaron Solowoniuk, is the drummer for the Canadian band Billy Talent.

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Alexandre Erian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Alexandre Erian Alexandre Erian was a member of the musical group, Despised Icon.

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Andre Perry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Andre Perry age 81 André Perry is a 1980 Juno Award nominated record producer.

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Andrew Martino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Andrew Martino Andrew Martino is a musician.

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Andrew Patrick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Andrew Patrick Andrew Patrick is a musician and drummer.

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Andrew Scott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Andrew Scott age 50 Andrew Walter Gibson Scott is a Canadian musician born in Ottawa, Ontario and currently living in Toronto. His first bands include No Damn Fears, Oreo Reversed and Blackpool from Halifax, Nova ...more

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Ashwin Sood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Ashwin Sood age 50 Ashwin Sood is a Canadian musician and drummer. He is best known for his musical association with his ex-wife, Sarah McLachlan. Sood was born in the United Kingdom to Indian immigrant parents, ...more

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Ben Shillabeer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Ben Shillabeer Ben Shillabeer is a musician and drummer.

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Brad Roberts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Brad Roberts age 54 Bradley Kenneth "Brad" Roberts is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian folk-rock band Crash Test Dummies. He sings in the bass-baritone range.

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Brent Fitz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Brent Fitz age 48 Brent Fitz is a Canadian-American multi-instrumentalist and recording artist who mainly works as a touring and session drummer. In his career he has worked with Slash, Theory of a Deadman, Alice ...more

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Chris Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Chris Taylor Chris Taylor is a drummer.

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Christian Tanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Christian Tanna Christian Tanna is a Canadian musician. He began playing drums in high school, and with his brother, Jagori Tanna, formed I Mother Earth in 1990. Tanna played on 1993's Dig, 1996's Scenery and ...more

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Chuck Comeau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Chuck Comeau age 38 Charles-André "Chuck" Comeau is a French Canadian musician, who is best known as the drummer for pop punk band Simple Plan.

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Corky Laing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Corky Laing age 70 Laurence Gordon "Corky" Laing is a Canadian rock drummer, best known as a longtime member of pioneering American hard rock band Mountain.

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Craig Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Craig Hunter Craig Hunter is a musician and teacher living in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Formerly the drummer of the pop band The Philosopher Kings, he is currently a music teacher at Waterdown District High ...more

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Dan Fretz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Dan Fretz Dan Fretz is a musician and drummer.

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Daniel Adair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Daniel Adair age 43 Daniel Patrick Adair is a Canadian drummer, percussionist, and producer. He is best known for his work with Nickelback and his previous work with 3 Doors Down. He also works with the Canadian ...more

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Daniel Paiano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Daniel Paiano Daniel Paiano is a drummer

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Darrin Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Darrin Pfeiffer age 49 Darrin Pfeiffer is an American musician, record producer, band manager and radio personality. He plays drums in the rock band Goldfinger.

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Darryl Neudorf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Darryl Neudorf age 53 Darryl Neudorf is a Canadian musician, record producer and audio engineer. He was the drummer for 54-40 from 1982–1986. He is best known during this time for co-writing the hit song "I Go ...more

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Dave Ullrich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Dave Ullrich Dave Ullrich is a Canadian musician and entrepreneur. He was the drummer of the band The Inbreds in the 1990s. Following the band's breakup, he formed the independent record label Zunior ...more

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Dewey Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Dewey Martin Died at 69 (1940-2009) Dewey Martin was a Canadian rock drummer, best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield.

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G. B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
G. B. Jones G. B. Jones is a Canadian artist, filmmaker, musician, and publisher of zines based in Toronto, Canada. Her art work has been featured at galleries around the world, and her films screened at ...more

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Gary Peterson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Gary Peterson age 72 Garry Denis Peterson is a Canadian drummer who has been a long-term member of the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. Along with Randy Bachman, he has also recorded and toured with another ...more

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Greg Williamson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Greg Williamson age 39 "Greg Williamson" is a Canadian drummer, session musician, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with touring act Tupelo Honey, which is an original project started in 2003 in ...more

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Jaime Tambeu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Jaime Tambeu Jamie Thompson is a Canadian musician who has been the drummer for several Canadian bands, including Islands and Th' Corn Gangg. Jamie joined the Unicorns in 2003 for the release of the band's ...more

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Jason Tait is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Jason Tait Jason Tait is a film score composer.

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Jeff Burrows is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Jeff Burrows age 49 Jeffrey John Burrows is the drummer and percussionist for Canadian rock band Crash Karma, and The Tea Party. Jeff Burrows begun drumming at eleven years of age and professionally so since 1990 ...more

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Jeremy Gara is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Jeremy Gara age 39 Jeremy Gara is a Canadian drummer from Ottawa, Ontario.

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Jeremy Taggart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Jeremy Taggart age 42 Jeremy Ronald John Taggart is a Canadian drummer, best known for playing with Our Lady Peace from 1993 until 2014.

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Jerry Mercer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Jerry Mercer age 78 Gerald "Jerry" Mercer is a Canadian rock drummer, best known for his work with the groups Mashmakhan and April Wine.

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John Rutsey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
John Rutsey Died at 55 (1953-2008) John Howard Rutsey was a Canadian drummer, most recognized for being a co-founding member of Rush along with Alex Lifeson and Jeff Jones, and performing on the band's debut album. John Rutsey ...more

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Johnny Fay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
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Jordan Hastings is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Jordan Hastings age 36 Jordan "Ratbeard" Hastings is a Canadian musician born in Hamilton, Ontario but raised in Burlington, Ontario. He is best known as the former drummer of Alexisonfire, having replaced ...more

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Justin Peroff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Justin Peroff age 40 Justin Peter Papadimitriou, family name changed to Peroff, is best known as the drummer for the Toronto based indie rock collective Broken Social Scene. He is a credited actor, appearing in the ...more

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Kurt Dahle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Kurt Dahle age 50 Kurt Colin Dahle is a Canadian musician best known for his work as a drummer and vocalist with the rock bands Age of Electric, Limblifter, and The New Pornographers. Born in Moose Jaw, ...more

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Martin Broda is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Martin Broda Martin Broda is a singer, bassist and drummer.

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Mathieu Royal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Mathieu Royal Mathieu Royal is a drummer.

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Mathieu Soucy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Drummers 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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Mercedes Lander is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Mercedes Lander age 34 Mercedes Sherida Lander is the drummer and backing vocalist for the Canadian alternative metal group Kittie. Her sister, Morgan Lander, also sings and plays guitar for Kittie. Other than Morgan ...more

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Michel Stan Deguire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada

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Mike Aresco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Mike Aresco age 48 Mike Mykill Aresco is a Thrash Metal drummer. Originally from Canada, he has been in several notable bands, Lost Soul, which was known for extremely violent crowds at their shows (which may or ...more

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Mitch Dorge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Mitch Dorge age 57 Michel "Mitch" Dorge is a Canadian drummer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and record producer.

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Neil Beaton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Neil Beaton Neil Beaton is a drummer.

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Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Neil Peart age 65 Neil Ellwood Peart, OC, is a Canadian musician and author. He is the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances, and is known ...more

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Neil Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Neil Sanderson age 39 Neil Christopher Sanderson is the drummer, backing vocalist, and co-founder of the Canadian band Three Days Grace. He cites his influences as John Bonham, Danny Carey and Stewart Copeland.

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Oli Beaudoin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Oli Beaudoin age 33 Oli Beaudoin is the drummer of Kataklysm. He is also known for his past involvements with the Montreal-based technical death metal band Neuraxis, for his live session work for the Austrian metal ...more

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Paul Koehler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Paul Koehler age 34 Paul Adam Koehler is a Canadian drummer in the band Silverstein. He is also involved in several business ventures, most notably a clothing company named Liars! Manifesto.

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Robbie Bachman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Robbie Bachman age 65 Robin Peter Kendall "Robbie" Bachman is a drummer and the youngest brother of Canadian guitarist, singer and songwriter Randy Bachman. He was the original drummer for both the Brave ...more

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Sean Dalton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Drummers from Canada
Sean Dalton age 37