With Canada Day coming up tomorrow we thought we would celebrate with some Canadian musical acts. Some musical acts like Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber are famous for being from Canada. Here are some musicians you may not know are from Canada.
Arcade Fire – This band from Montreal is truly a family affair, 3 of the 6 band-mates are related. Front-man Win Bulter is married to Régine Chassagne, also in the band is Win’s brother, Will Butler. Other members of the band include Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. All of the members of the band play multiple instruments. Arcade Fire has gotten a lot of attention from both fans and critics since the release of their first studio album Funeral in 2004. Last year they released Reflektor, their 4th studio album. It should be noted that while the band was founded in Montreal, not all of the members are Canadian.
Simple Plan – From Montreal Quebec, Simple Plan formed in 1999. The pop-punk band is currently working on their 5th studio album. Another thing you may not know about the band is they perform the theme song for What’s New Scooby-Doo?
Deadmau5 – The man beneath that giant mau5head is Joel Zimmerman from Niagara Falls, Canada. The music producer has released 6 studio albums, he has also contributed to many compilations. For those who believe you haven’t really made it till you are a video game character. Deadmau5 is an avatar in DJ Hero 2. His tracks are also featured on many other games.
MAGIC! - Have you heard of the band MAGIC! ? You may have heard their debut hit single “Rude”. The band from Toronto, are just getting started and they already featured on the Shakira song “Cut Me Deep”. Another wonderful bit of information, the lead singer of the band was instrumental in the New Kids on The Block reunion in 2007.
The Weeknd – Abel Tesfaye otherwise known as The Weeknd is a singer, songwriter and producer from Scarborough, Ontario. His stage name is intentionally misspelled as there was already a Canadian pop band with the name The Weekend. The Weeknd’s debut studio album Kiss Land, was released in September of 2013. The only guest on the album is fellow Canadian artist Drake.
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