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Famous Drummers from Canada

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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. {#nodes}
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    BirthplaceStreetsville, Ontario, Canada

    Aaron Solowoniuk ( SOL-ə-VON-yuuk; born 21 November 1974) is the drummer for the Canadian band Billy Talent....  more
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    Alexandre Erian was a member of the musical group, Despised Icon....  more
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    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    André Perry is a 1980 Juno Award nominated record producer....  more
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    Andrew Martino is a musician....  more
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    Andrew Patrick is a musician and drummer....  more
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    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Andrew Walter Gibson Scott (born November 15, 1967) is a Canadian musician born in Ottawa, Ontario and currently living in Toronto. His first bands include No Damn Fears, Oreo Reversed, and Blackpool...  more
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    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Ashwin Sood (born September 25, 1967 in Birmingham, England) is an English–Canadian musician and drummer of Indian descent. He is best known for his musical association with his ex-wife, Sarah...  more
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    Ben Shillabeer is a musician and drummer....  more
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Bradley Kenneth Roberts (born January 10, 1964) is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian folk-rock band Crash Test Dummies. He sings in the bass-baritone range....  more

    #55 of 92 The Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History#20 of 23 Men Who Resent Their Parents For Having Them Circumcised

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    Age: 51

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Brent Fitz (born March 27, 1970) is a Canadian-American musician and multi-instrumentalist. In his career, he has worked with Slash, Myles Kennedy, Theory of a Deadman, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil,...  more
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    Chris Taylor is a drummer....
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    Christian Tanna is a Canadian drummer and music event organizer based in Peterborough, Ontario. He is best known for his work with the band I Mother Earth. ...  more
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    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Charles-André "Chuck" Comeau (born 17 September 1979) is a Canadian musician and drummer, best known for being the drummer of the rock band Simple Plan. He also founded the apparel company Role...  more
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    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Laurence Mustard "Corky" Laing (born January 26, 1948) is a Canadian rock drummer, best known as a longtime member of pioneering American hard rock band Mountain.,...  more
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    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 a musician and drummer....
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    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Daniel Patrick Adair (born February 19, 1975 in Vancouver) is a Canadian drummer, percussionist, and producer. He is best known for his work with Nickelback and his previous work with 3 Doors Down....  more
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    Daniel Paiano is a drummer...
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    Darrin Pfeiffer (born 1969 in Buffalo, New York) is an American musician, record producer, band manager and radio personality. He has played drums in the pop punk bands Goldfinger and Sum 41 (fill in...  more
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    BirthplaceSaskatoon, Canada

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    Dave Ullrich (born c. 1970) is a Canadian musician and entrepreneur....  more
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    Dec. at 68 (1940-2009)

    BirthplaceNorth Dundas, Ontario, Canada

    Dewey Martin (born Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff, September 30, 1940 – January 31, 2009) was a Canadian rock drummer, best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield....  more
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    G. B. Jones is a Canadian artist, filmmaker, musician, and publisher of zines based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her art work has been featured at galleries around the world, and her films screened...  more
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Garry Dennis Peterson (born May 26, 1945) 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...  more
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    Greg Williamson (born August 13, 1978) is a Canadian drummer, session musician, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with touring act Tupelo Honey (band), which is an original project...  more