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And yet another instance of American band, Canadian drummer... Heart with Mike Derosier...
 

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Someone mentioned Gino Vanelli, which reminded me of Graham Lear, the fantastic (Canadian) drummer on his early albums, who went on to play with Santana for several years.
 

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FM - Martin Deller
Five Man Electrical Band - Rick Belanger
A Foot in Cold Water - Danny Taylor
Platinum Blonde - Chris Steffler
Moxy - Bill Wade
UZEB - Paul Brochu - also played with Gino Vanelli
Zon - Kim Hunt
Bush - Whitey Glan
Mandala - Whitey Glan
Edward Bear - Larry Evoy
 

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UZEB - Paul Brochu - also played with Gino Vanelli
Paul is houseband drummer on a variety show on the french side of CBC TV where I’ve been to play a few times. Now talk about intimidating to set up my drums and sound check my meaner skills in front of such a freaking beast and legend…
 

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Tim Oxford with Arkells, one of the tightest and most entertaining bands I’ve seen live. Not a lot of frills or distracting visuals, just some straight up great pop-rock tunes well written and well performed…
 

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Do these guys count? - even if they don't have a full time drummer?

(Although I didn't know Jeff Porcaro played Tuba)

 
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Devin Townsend -- and all the superlatives that go with his name -- and all the band' he's fronted.

This one is from The Devin Townsend Project's first album Ki. This is the full album played live and it is a stunning gig. He's got Ryan Van Poederooyen, Mike St. John and Dirk Verbeuren on drums at different points in the gig. If you haven;t heard this before and you like prog metal which is on the more introspective side - then this album is for you.

Ryan is an amazing drummer. I first him in the late 90's when his then band 'God Awakens Petrified' played a show with the group I was with at the time (we ended up doing several more after that one, as well). I remember seeing his huge set and thinking "does he use all of it?". Yes, he sure did haha. He blew my mind. Usually drummers at that time with a set like that were trying to be Neil Peart rip offs, but not Ryan. His chops and creativity were very impressive. Years later when I learned he was playing with Devin, it was no surprise. It doesn't hurt that those two only live about an hour away from each other, too. Ryan is definitely a Canadian drummer who deserves a shout out.


 

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Paul is houseband drummer on a variety show on the french side of CBC TV where I’ve been to play a few times. Now talk about intimidating to set up my drums and sound check my meaner skills in front of such a freaking beast and legend…
Uzeb was my first concert as a kid. That where I first learned that a bass could have six strings haha. Great show, amazing band.
 

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Other Canadian drummers of note.

- Chris Sutherland - Kim Michell (personally, my favourite drummer that played with him), Sass Jordan, sessions, freelance, etc. Such a powerhouse - super solid. Has amazing chops, feel, etc. Hugely underrated, imo.




*must watch*

- Grant Taylor - The Salads, Dani Strong Band. First saw Grant play with The Salads many years ago at a small club. Amazing player with style and chops.


Others, off the top of my head:

- Jordan Pratt - Mystery Machine, Darkest of the Hillside Thickest
- Ian Browne - Matthew Good Band
- Skye Brooks - Veda Hille, Fond of Tigers, Co-Pilots (singer), Juno Award winner
- Dave Clark - Rheostatics
- Tyler Stewart - BNL
- Christian Tanna - I Mother Earth
- Sekou Lumumba - Big Wreck
- Al Cross - Big Sugar

So many more.
 

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Paul is houseband drummer on a variety show on the french side of CBC TV where I’ve been to play a few times. Now talk about intimidating to set up my drums and sound check my meaner skills in front of such a freaking beast and legend…
I saw him play several times with UZEB in the 80's in small venues. He is a monster player for sure.
 

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Other Canadian drummers of note.

- Chris Sutherland - Kim Michell (personally, my favourite drummer that played with him), Sass Jordan, sessions, freelance, etc. Such a powerhouse - super solid. Has amazing chops, feel, etc. Hugely underrated, imo.




*must watch*

- Grant Taylor - The Salads, Dani Strong Band. First saw Grant play with The Salads many years ago at a small club. Amazing player with style and chops.


Others, off the top of my head:

- Jordan Pratt - Mystery Machine, Darkest of the Hillside Thickest
- Ian Browne - Matthew Good Band
- Skye Brooks - Veda Hille, Fond of Tigers, Co-Pilots (singer), Juno Award winner
- Dave Clark - Rheostatics
- Tyler Stewart - BNL
- Christian Tanna - I Mother Earth
- Sekou Lumumba - Big Wreck
- Al Cross - Big Sugar

So many more.
Sutherland is no slouch but Paul DeLong has a pretty good resume.
 

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Randy Cooke - Ringo's All Star Band, Dave Stewart, Rik Emmett, Sass Jordan, Lee Aaron and many many studio sessions.

Alan Webster - Jeff Healey, Colin James, Amanda Marshall and . ....
 


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