List of Canadian musicians


List of Canadian musicians

This is a list of Canadian musicians. Only individuals appear here; bands are listed at List of bands from Canada.

ee also

* Music of Canada
* List of famous Canadians
* List of bands from Canada

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A

*Lee Aaron – jazz and rock singer-songwriter aka "Metal Queen"
*Abdominal – hip-hop musician
*Bryan Adams – singer-songwriter
*Susan Aglukark – pop singer-songwriter
*Bruce Aitken – jazz and rock drummer
*Chuckie Akenz – rapper, songwriter
*Pierrette Alarie – opera singer
*Emma Albani – opera singer
*Coco Love Alcorn – pop singer
*John Alcorn – jazz singer
*Toya Alexis – R&B singer
*Dawud Wharnsby Ali – singer-songwriter
*Chad Allen – first lead singer for The Guess Who
*Barbra Amesbury – singer-songwriter
*Charlie Angus – alternative country singer-songwriter, writer and politician
*Paul Anka – 1950s pop icon
*Alan Anton – bassist (Cowboy Junkies)
*Natalie Appleton – singer with the girl group All Saints
*Violet Archer – composer
*Jann Arden – pop singer-songwriter
*Carolyn ArendsContemporary Christian pop singer
*Susie Arioli – jazz singer
*Julian Armour – cellist
*John Arpin – pianist
*Talena Atfield – bassist (Kittie)
*Athésia – pop/dance singer
*Melissa Auf der Maur – rock guitarist (Hole, The Smashing Pumpkins)
*Eva Avila – singer (winner of "Canadian Idol" 2006)
*Marcel Aymar – singer-songwriter
*Caroline Azar – singer-songwriter-keyboardist (Fifth Column)

B

*Sebastian Bach – rock singer
*Randy Bachman – rock singer and guitarist
*Tal Bachman – singer and the son of the above
*Back Alley John - blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player
*Long John Baldry – British-born blues singer
*Jill Barber – singer-songwriter
*Matthew Barber – singer-songwriter
*Laura Barrett — singer-songwriter, kalimba player
*Edward Bear - singer-songwriter
*Dan Bejar – singer/songwriter (Destroyer, Swan Lake, Hello, Blue Roses)
*Steve Bell – guitarist, singer-songwriter
*Dany Bédar
*Daniel Bélanger – Quebec singer, pop, electro, rock, ambiance
*Willie P. Bennett – folk/alternative country singer-songwriter
*Barney Bentall – rock singer-songwriter
*Rob Benviealternative rock musician (Thrush Hermit, The Dears, Tigre Benvie)
*Moe Berg – singer-songwriter, lead singer for The Pursuit of Happiness
*Art Bergmann – punk/alternative singer-songwriter
*Mario Bernardi – conductor and pianist
*Geoff Bernerklezmer/folk accordionist and singer-songwriter
*Ed Bickert – jazz guitarist
*Dan Bigras – singer-songwriter
*Kim Bingham – rock/ska singer and songwriter
*Jully Black – R&B musician
*Paul Bley – jazz pianist
*Omar Blondahl – singer
*La Bolduc – singer, songwriter, harmonicist, violinist
*Brian Borcherdt – singer-songwriter
*Jodie Borle – jazz singer
*John Bottomley – singer-songwriter
*Gerry Boulet – rock singer
*Pierre Bouvier – singer, songwriter, guitar player (Reset, Simple Plan)
*Liona Boyd – classical guitarist
*Andru Branch - singer, songwriter, keyboardist ("Andru Branch & Halfway Tree")
*Russell Braun – operatic baritone
*Paul Brandt – country singer-songwriter
*Lenny Breau – guitarist
*Beverly Breckenridge – bassist for Fifth Column and Phono-Comb
*Lisa Brokop – country singer-songwriter
*Michael Brook – guitarist, producer, film scoring
*Paul Brunelle - Quebec country music guitarist/songwriter
*Dan Bryk – singer-songwriter
*Jim Bryson – singer-songwriter
*Michael Bublé – singer
*Buck 65 – hip-hop artist
*Basia Bulat – singer-songwriter
*George Burdi
*Malcolm Burn – singer and record producer

C

*Meryn Cadell – rock singer-songwriter and performance artist
*Torquil Campbell – singer-songwriter (Stars)
*George Canyon – country singer
*Craig Cardiff – singer-songwriter
*Marie Carmen - pop singer and musical theatre actor ("Starmania")
*Wilf Carter – country singer
*Andrew Cash – singer-songwriter
*Peter Cash – singer-songwriter
*Keshia Chanté – urban/R&B singer
*Chantal Chamandy – pop/dance singer-songwriter
*Champion – DJ and electronic musician
*Robert Charlebois – Quebec singer, rock, funk
*Rita Chiarelli – blues singer
*Choclair – hip-hop artist
*Christophe – pop singer
*Jarvis Church – R&B singer/producer (real name "Gerald Eaton")
*Annabelle Chvostek – folk singer
*Terri Clark – country singer-songwriter
*Classified – rapper
*David Clayton-Thomas – singer
*Kevin Closs – singer-songwriter
*Tom Cochrane – singer-songwriter
*Bruce Cockburn – singer-songwriter
*Leonard Cohen – singer-songwriter, poet
*Holly Cole – jazz singer
*Jason Collett – singer-songwriter (also member of Broken Social Scene)
*Dorothy Collins – pop singer
*Ray Condo – rockabilly singer
*Chantal Condor – singer
*Tyler Connolly- singer-songwriter, guitarist for Theory Of A Deadman
*Stompin' Tom Connors – country singer-songwriter
*Jim Corcoran – singer-songwriter and radio personality
*Deborah Cox – pop/R&B singer
*Sara Craig – singer-songwriter
*Jim Creeggan – singer-songwriter, member of the Barenaked Ladies and The Brothers Creeggan
*Andy Creeggan – singer-songwriter, former member of the Barenaked Ladies and the Brothers Creeggan
*John Crossingham – rock singer (Raising the Fawn)
*Allison Crowe – singer-songwriter
*Jim Cuddy – rock singer (Blue Rodeo)
*Lori Cullen – pop/jazz singer
*Burton Cummings – rock musician (The Guess Who, solo)
*Chris Cummings- country singer/songwriter
*Bobby Curtola – singer

D

*Ian D'Sa – songwriter, backup vocals and guitarist for the band Billy Talent
*Dalbello – rock singer
*Heather Dale – Celtic and Celtic Rock singer-songwriter
*Sean Dalton – drummer, (The Trews)
*Rick Danko – musician in The Band
*Mychael Danna – film composer
*Aselin Debison – celtic pop
*Richard Desjardins – Quebec singer, rock, pop/poet/ecologic (see the movie "L'Erreur Boréale")
*Shawn Desman – pop/r&b singer
*Dave "Rave" Desroches – singer-songwriter (Teenage Head, The Dave Rave Conspiracy)
*Paul Hayden Desser – singer-songwriter who records simply as "Hayden"
*Scott Dibble – singer-songwriter (Scott Dibble and Watertown)
*Céline Dion – pop singer and diva
*Melanie Doane – guitarist, singer
*Fefe Dobson – singer-songwriter
*Denny Doherty – singer in The Mamas and the Papas
*Julie Doiron – singer-songwriter
*Luke Doucet – singer-songwriter
*Jerry Doucette – guitarist, singer-songwriter
*Gordon Downie – singer in Tragically Hip
*Alan Doyle - singer, guitarist (Great Big Sea)
*Damhnait Doyle – pop singer-songwriter
*Kevin Drew – guitarist, singer-songwriter
*Glen Drover – guitarist, (Megadeth, Eidolon)
*Shawn Drover – drummer, (Megadeth, Eidolon)
*Claude Dubois - pop singer-songwriter and musical theatre actor
*Dumas – Québécois singer
*Matt Duskjazz singer-songwriter
*Mike Dyball - bassist

E

*Fred J. Eaglesmith – alternative country singer-songwriter
*Chris Eaton – indie rock singer-songwriter
*Jerry Edmonton – drummer of Steppenwolf, his brother wrote "Born to be Wild" under pseudonym "Mars Bonfire"
*Kathleen Edwards – singer-songwriter
*James Ehnes – violin virtuoso
*Peter Elkas – singer-songwriter
*Rik Emmett – singer-songwriter (former member of the rock band Triumph)
*Esthero – singer-songwriter
*Elise Estrada – pop singer
*Andre Ethier – rock singer-songwriter
*Christine Evans – singer
*George Evans – jazz vocalist
*Gil Evans – pianist and arranger
*Bob Ezrin – musician-producer of rock'n'roll classic album "The Wall" by Pink Floyd

F

*Bruce Fairbairn - musician/producer of bands like "Aerosmith", "Bon Jovi" and "Loverboy"
*Percy Faith – composer
*Todd Fancey – bassist with The New Pornographers and singer-songwriter
*Mylène Farmer – singer
*Stephen Fearing – singer-songwriter
*Leslie Feist – pop singer-songwriter
*Kate Fenner – singer-songwriter
*Jay Ferguson – power pop singer/songwriter/guitarist, Sloan
*Maynard Ferguson – jazz band leader, trumpet
*Ferron – folk singer-songwriter
*Brent Fitz – drummer and pianist (member of Theory of a Deadman, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil, Union)
*Jon-Rae Fletcher – rock singer-songwriter
*Sue Foley – blues singer-songwriter
*Roy Forbes – folk music singer-songwriter
*Maureen Forrester – contralto
*Judith Forst – operatic mezzo soprano
*David Foster – composer
*George Fox – country singer-songwriter
*David Francey – folk singer-songwriter
*Allan Fraser – folk singer-songwriter, formerly of Fraser & DeBolt
*Matt Frenette – drummer (Loverboy, Streetheart)
*Alan Frew - singer/songwriter for "Glass Tiger"
*Lewis Furey – rock singer-songwriter and film music composer
*Nelly Furtado – pop singer

G

*B.B. Gabor – Hungarian-born new wave artist
*André Gagnon – pianist and composer
*Lennie Gallant – singer-songwriter
*Patsy Gallant - Quebec singer
*Richard Gauthier – aboriginal singer-songwriter
*Billy Georgette – jazz pianist
*Joel Gibb – singer-songwriter (The Hidden Cameras)
*Nick Gilder - singer "Hot Child in the City"
*Garou (Pierre Garand) - Québécois singer
*Goddo (Greg Godovitz) - singer, bass guitarist
*Adam Gontier – lead singer of (Three Days Grace)
*Matthew Good – singer-songwriter (Matthew Good Band)
*Myles Goodwyn - singer-songwriter, guitarist (April Wine)
*James Gordon singer-songwriter
*Rex Goudie – singer-songwriter (2005 "Canadian Idol" runner-up)
*Glenn Gould – pianist, composer, philosopher
*Robert Goulet - crooner
*Lawrence Gowan – rock singer (solo, Styx)
*Max Graham - House DJ
*Sebastien Grainger (Death from Above 1979)
*Jenn Grant – singer-songwriter
*Dallas Green – singer-songwriter (Alexisonfire, City and Colour)
*Joey Gregorash
*Adam Gregory – country musician
*Mitchell Grobb – violinist, fiddler
*Emm Gryner – singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist
*Jim Guthrie – singer-songwriter

H

*Emily Hainessinger-songwriter (also member of Metric and Broken Social Scene)
*Marie-Lynn Hammond – folk singer
*Gerry Hannah – bass player of Subhumans
*Hagood Hardy – jazz vibraphonist, pianist best known for his smash hit "The Homecoming"
*Sarah Harmer – singer-songwriter
*Mike Harrison – bassist
*Corey Hart – singer
*Ronnie Hawkins - American-born singer is a naturalized Canadian
*Jeff Healey – blind guitar virtuoso and singer
*Kevin Hearn - singer-songwriter (Barenaked Ladies)
*Thomas Hellman – jazz/pop singer
*Bill Henderson - lead singer/songwriter for "Chilliwack
*Ben Heppner – operatic tenor
*Mikey Heppner - guitarist and singer-songwriter for Priestess
*Dan Hill – pop singer
*Veda Hille – singer-songwriter
*Jacob Hoggard – lead singer of Hedley
*Mark Holmes - singer for "Platinum Blonde"
*Steve Holt - pianist, singer-songwriter
*Paul Horn – flute player
*Luke Hoskin - lead guitar player (Protest the Hero)
*Garth Hudson – musician in The Band
*Tommy Hunter - singer who had his own CBC tv show
*Heather Hutchison – singer-songwriter and pianist
*Paul Hyde - singer/songwriter with "Payola$"
*Ron Hynes – Newfoundland folk singer-songwriter

I

*Norman Iceberg – pop singer
*Lucie Idlout - rock singer
*Chin Injeti – R&B singer
*May Irwin – vaudeville singer

J

*Lenni Jabour - pop singer-songwriter
*Susan Jacks – pop singer
*Terry Jacks – pop singer-songwriter, producer
*Jacynthe – pop singer
*Colin James – blues and rock musician
*Paul Janz - singer-songwriter
*Mendelson Joe
*Alexz Johnson – singer-songwriter, actress
*Carolyn Dawn Johnson – country singer-songwriter
*Martha Johnson - singer, songwriter best known as the vocalist for the 1980s new wave band, Martha and the Muffins.
*Molly Johnson – rock and jazz vocalist
*France Joli – disco singer
*G.B. Jones – guitarist, drummer (Fifth Column)
*Oliver Jones – jazz pianist
*Sass Jordan – rock singer, judge on "Canadian Idol"

K

*John Kay - lead singer of "Steppenwolf"
*K'naan – rapper
*k-os – rapper/hip-hop musician
*Michael Kaeshammer
*Kardinal Offishall - rapper
*Kathleen – Quebec pop singer
*Katie B – singer-songwriter (formerly with Jakalope)
*Sherry Kean
*Jesse F. Keeler – (Death from Above 1979, Femme Fatale, MSTRKRFT)
*Simeonie Keenainak – accordionist
*Sean Kelly – singer, guitarist (Crash Kelly)
*Andy Kim- singer, songwriter, pop musician of "Sugar, Sugar" fame
*Kid Koala – hip-hop artist
*Moe Koffman - legendary jazz artist
*Benjamin Kowalewicz - frontman of Billy Talent
*Billy Klippert – rock musician
*Diana Krall – jazz singer, pianist
*Chantal Kreviazuk – singer
*David Kristian – film composer, electronic musician
*Chad Kroeger – singer, guitarist Nickelback
*Spencer Krug – singer-songwriter (Fifths of Seven, Frog Eyes, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake)

L

*James LaBrie – singer-songwriter Dream Theater
*Corky Laing - drummer with band "Mountain" who played "Woodstock"
*Mary Jane Lamond – Gaelic singer
*K.D. Lang – country punk and diva
*Daniel Lanois – composer, produced U2 albums
*Eric Lapointe – Quebec rock
*Pierre Lapointe – Quebec pop, rock, funk
*Grit Laskin-folk singer and luthier
*Carole Laure – Quebec pop/folk singer
*Avril Lavigne – singer
*Daniel Lavoie – singer-songwriter
*Nathan Lawr – singer-songwriter
*Grant Lawrence – rock singer and radio personality
*Félix Leclerc – Quebec singer-songwriter
*Jean Leclerc – Quebec singer-songwriter (formerly Jean Leloup)
*Lederhosen Lucil – singer-songwriter
*Geddy Lee – singer, bassist, keyboardist (Rush)
*Jess Lee – country singer-songwriter
*Lee Kum-Sing - classical pianist
*Sook-Yin Lee – rock singer-songwriter and broadcaster
*Mike Levine - bassist and keyboardist
*Glenn LewisR&B singer
*Alex Lifeson – guitarist Rush
*Gordon Lightfoot – voted Canada's favourite singer-songwriter
*Aaron Lines – country musician
*Rex Liu - classical bassoonist
*Guy Lombardo – big band leader
*Oscar LopezLatin folk guitarist
*Alexina Louie – pianist
*Luba – female pop singer
*Loma Lyns – country singer

M

*Colin MacDonald – singer/guitarist, (The Trews)
*John-Angus MacDonald – guitarist, (The Trews)
*Maggie MacDonald – singer/keyboardist (The Hidden Cameras, Kids on TV)
*Kris MacFarlane – independent drummer/multi-instrumentalist (Great Big Sea, Paperboys)
*Fiona MacGillivray – singer/instrumentalist (The Cottars)
*Ashley MacIsaac – violinist
*Tara MacLean – singer-songwriter
*Gene MacLellan – singer-songwriter
*Brian Macleod (1952–1992) – songwriter and music producer, best known as a member of the bands Chilliwack and The Headpins
*Buddy MacMaster – violinist
*Natalie MacMaster – violinist/stepdancer
*Kevin MacMichael – guitarist (Cutting Crew)
*Rita MacNeil – country and folk singer
*Travis MacRae – folk and blues artist, singer-songwriter
*Madagascar Slim – folk and blues guitarist
*Maestro – hip hop musician who sang "Let Your Backbone Slide"
*Raine Maida – singer for Our Lady Peace, songwriter/producer
*Kate Makicountry rock singer-songwriter
*Ryan Malcolm – lead singer for Low Level Flight, first "Canadian Idol" winner
*Manafest – hip hop musician
*Dan Mangan – singer-songwriter
*John Mann – rock singer (Spirit of the West)
*Catherine Manoukian – violinist
*Richard Manuel – musician in The Band
*Richard Margison – operatic tenor
*Amanda Marshall – singer-songwriter
*Jeff Martin – singer-songwriter (The Tea Party)
*Dutch Mason – blues artist
*Massari – R&B singer
*Ken Masters – Toronto rapper
*Loreena McKennitt – celtic-inspired musician, vocalist and entrepreneur
*Sarah McLachlan – singer-songwriter
*Murray McLauchlan – singer-songwriter
*Melissa McClelland – singer-songwriter
*Holly McNarland – singer-songwriter
*Trevor McNevan – lead singer and main songwriter for bands Thousand Foot Krutch and FM Static
*Brian Melo – singer, winner of "Canadian Idol" 2007
*Don Messer – fiddler
*Lynn Miles – folk singer-songwriter
*Amy Millansinger-songwriter (also member of Stars and Broken Social Scene)
*Tim Millar – rhythm guitar player (Protest the Hero
*Darby Mills – lead singer of The Headpins
*Frank Mills – pianist
*Matt Minglewood
*Ben Mink – guitarist, violinist k.d. Lang, Geddy Lee, Rush
*Ruth Minnikin – singer-songwriter
*Joni Mitchell – folk and jazz artist, painter
*Kim Mitchell – guitarist, singer, songwriter and radio personality
*Mitsou – pop singer
*Gil Moore – drummer and vocalist for Triumph
*Alanis Morissette – rock singer
*Chris Murphy – power pop singer/songwriter/bassist, Sloan
*Anne Murray – country/pop singer
*Alannah Myles – rock singer

N

*Bif Naked – punk/pop singer
*Namullim – indie pop/dance
*Nardwuar the Human Serviette
*Carl Newman - guitarist and songwriter for The New Pornographers
*Bob Nolan – country singer-songwriter and member of the Sons of the Pioneers
*Craig Norris – rock singer and radio personality
*Craig Northey - rock singer and member of Odds
*Aldo Nova – rock/pop artist
*George Nozuka – singer
*Justin Nozuka - singer/writer

O

*Mary Margaret O'Hara – pop/rock singer-songwriter
*Melissa O'Neil – pop singer (winner of "Canadian Idol" 2005)
*Oh Susanna – alternative country singer
*Maren Ord – pop singer
*Walter Ostanek – polka musician and accordionist
*John Oswald – composer
*Peter Oundjian – violinist and conductor
*Jessica Owen – pop singer-songwriter

P

*Steven Page – singer-songwriter with Barenaked Ladies
*Pagliaro – Montreal-born singer-songwriter
*Owen Pallett – indie pop singer and violinist (Final Fantasy)
*Bruce Palmer – member of Buffalo Springfield
*Sarina Paris – techno singer
*Jon Kimura Parker – classical pianist
*Mark Parry – guitarist
*Ryan Peake – guitarist (Nickelback)
*Neil Peart – drummer, percussionist, lyricist Rush
*Patrick Pentland – power pop singer/songwriter/guitarist, Sloan
*Colleen Peterson – country singer-songwriter
*Oscar Peterson – jazz pianist
*Stu Phillips – country singer
*Paul Piché – Quebec singer
*Joel Plaskett – alternative rock musician
*Jason Plumb – singer-songwriter
*Steve Poltz – singer-songwriter (known for collaboration with Jewel)
*Carole Popenew wave rock/pop singer
*Kalan Porter – singer-songwriter (winner of "Canadian Idol" 2004)
*Shelley Posen – folklorist and songwriter
*Roxanne Potvin – blues singer-songwriter
*Daniel Powter – singer-songwriter
*Don Pyle – drummer (Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Fifth Column)

Q

*Sara Quin – singer-songwriter (Tegan and Sara)
*Tegan Quin – singer-songwriter (Tegan and Sara)

R

*Alcvin Ramosshakuhachi, solo & ensemble
*Jan Randall – film composer
* Heather Rankin - singer of the Rankin Family
* Cookie Rankin - singer of the Rankin Family
* Raylene Rankin - singer of the Rankin Family
* Jimmy Rankin - guitarist and singer of the Rankin Family
*Josh Reichmann – singer-songwriter (Tangiers, Jewish Legend)
*Ginette Reno - Quebec singing legend
*Mike Reno - singer (Loverboy)
*Jesse Rivest - singer-songwriter
*Ian Robb- folk musician
*Brad Roberts - singer for "Crash Test Dummies"
*Sam Roberts – rock musician
*Ed Robertson – singer-songwriter with "Barenaked Ladies"
*Robbie Robertson – singer-songwriter and musician in The Band
*Bob Rock - singer/songwriter with "Payola$" and producer of "Metallica"
*Andrew Rodriguez – singer-songwriter
*Garnet Rogers – singer-songwriter
*Stan Rogers – folk musician
*Spookey Ruben – singer-songwriter
*Justin Rutledge – alt-country singer-songwriter
*Serena Ryder – folk/pop singer-songwriter

*Martine St-Clair – pop singer
*Buffy Sainte-Marie – singer, songwriter, artist, activist
*Gordie Sampson – blues/rock singer
*Chase Sanborn – jazz trumpet player
*Curtis Santiago – dance rock singer-songwriter
*Ivana Santilli – R&B singer
*Andrew Scott – power pop singer/songwriter/drummer, Sloan
*Jack Scott – early rock and roll singer
*Jennifer Scott – jazz singer and pianist
*Jonathan Seet – singer-songwriter
*Lorraine Segato – singer-songwriter
*Jay Semko – singer-songwriter and bass player
*Ron Sexsmith – singer-songwriter
*Paul Shaffer – musical director
*Remy Shand – R&B/soul singer
*Stefie Shock – Quebec pop, funk
*Howard Shore – Grammy Award-winning composer, best known for composing the scores to "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy and films of David Cronenberg
*Jane Siberry – singer entrepreneur
*Nathalie Simard – pop singer
*René Simard – pop singer
*Shane Simpson – guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter
*Amy Sky – singer-songwriter
*Sarah Slean – singer, songwriter, pianist
*Maybe Smith – indie pop singer-songwriter
*Bob Snider – folk singer-songwriter
*Snow – reggae/rap/pop musician
*Hank Snow – country & western singer
*Bryce Soderberg – bassist for Lifehouse
*Theresa Sokyrka – best known as "Canadian Idol" semi finalist
*Harry Somers – composer
*Martina Sorbara – folk-pop singer
*Robin Sparkles - 80's pop star from "How I Met Your Mother"
*Leeroy Stagger – singer-songwriter
*Kinnie Starr – singer-songwriter
*Lucille Starr – singer
*Cassie Steele – singer-songwriter and actress
*Andy Stochansky – singer-songwriter and former drummer for Ani DiFranco
*Kim Stockwood – singer
*Jayme Stone – banjoist and composer
*Amanda Stott – singer
*Byron Stroud – bassist for Strapping Young Lad and Fear Factory
*Mark Sultan – singer-songwriter, Sultan Records founder
*Harold Sumberg – violinist
*Skye Sweetnam – singer-songwriter
*Tomi Swick – singer-songwriter
*Ember Swift – singer-songwriter
*Kurt Swinghammer – singer-songwriter
*Jack Syperek – bassist, (The Trews)

T

*Tamia – R&B singer
*Theo Tams – singer-songwriter, winner of "Canadian Idol" 2008
*Eva Tanguay – vaudeville singer
*Tariq – singer-songwriter and radio personality
*Dione Taylor – jazz singer
*Julian Taylor – rock singer
*Tebey – country singer and general market songwriter
*David Clayton Thomas – singer from Blood, Sweat and Tears
*Ian Thomas – singer-songwriter, actor and author
*Don Thompson – jazz musician
*Ian Thornley – singer-songwriter
*Margo Timmins – singer for Cowboy Junkies
*Ken Tobias – singer-songwriter
*Amon Tobin – electronic musician
*Marie-Chantal Toupin - Francophone pop singer
*Devin Townsend – metal guitarist, songwriter
*Domenic Troiano – guitarist
*Pat Travers – rock guitarist
*Kreesha Turner – R&B singer
*Shania Twain – country/pop singer
*Ian Tyson – folk singer
*Sylvia Tyson – singer-songwriter, guitarist

U

*David Usher – rock singer-songwriter (formerly of Moist)

V

*Elizabeth Anka Vajagic – post-rock singer and guitarist
*Valdy - singer/songwriter
*Jim Vallance - a Canadian musician and songwriter who has written with Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Kiss and Bryan Adams
*Chad VanGaalen – singer-songwriter
*Vanity - singer, model
*Gino Vannelli – rock singer
*Reg Vermue – singer-songwriter ("Gentleman Reg")
*Jon Vickers – operatic tenor
*Daniel Victor – rock musician (Neverending White Lights)
*Gilles Vigneault – singer-songwriter
*Florent Vollant – Quebec aboriginal singer
*Roch Voisine – singer-songwriter

W

*Martha Wainwright – folk-pop singer
*Rufus Wainwright – folk-pop singer
*Rody Walker - lead singer (Protest the Hero)
*Brad Walst – bassist (Three Days Grace)
*Andy Warren – singer-songwriter
*Sneezy Waters- Singer songwriter Actor
*Patrick Watson – singer-songwriter
*Zack Werner - artist, producer, entertainment lawyer and manager
*Jim West – guitar player for "Weird Al" Yankovic
*Phil Western – drummer, programmer for Download
*Deryck Whibley - singer/songwriter (Sum 41)
*Nancy White – singer-songwriter and musical satirist
*Andrew Whiteman – singer, songwriter and guitarist (Broken Social Scene, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Apostle of Hustle)
*Jenny Whiteley – folk/country singer-songwriter
*David Wiffen – folk singer-songwriter
*David Wilcox – singer
*Simon Wilcox – singer-songwriter and daughter of the above
*Murray Wilde - songwriter and composer
*Tom Wilson – singer-songwriter
*Jesse Winchester – singer-songwriter
*Kurt Winter - guitarist, songwriter with "The Guess Who"
*Bob Wiseman – pianist and songwriter
*Karl Wolf – R&B singer-songwriter
*Royal Wood – singer-songwriter
*Hawksley Workman – singer-songwriter
*Michelle Wright – country singer-songwriter

Y

*Zal Yanovsky – member of The Lovin' Spoonful
*Lori Yates – country singer
*Neil Young – singer-songwriter and guitarist

Z

*Alfie Zappacosta - singer, actor
*Maurice Zbriger – violinist, composer & conductor
*Liping Zhang - Soprano


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