Canadian musicians who were born in 1979

Here are 43 famous musicians from Canada were born in 1979:

Ryan Malcolm

Ryan Malcolm (October 13, 1979 Kingston-) a.k.a. Malcolm, Ryan is a Canadian singer.

His albums: Something More and Home.

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Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley (January 8, 1979 Toronto-) also known as Sara Polley or Sarah E. Polley is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, actor, singer and film producer. She has one child, Eve Sandomierski.

Polley began her career as a child actor, starring in films such as "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and the television series "Road to Avonlea". She later shifted her focus to directing and writing, and has received critical acclaim for her work in independent Canadian cinema. Polley's films include "Away from Her", which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, and "Stories We Tell", which won multiple awards and was named the best Canadian film of 2012 by the Toronto Film Critics Association. In addition to her work in film, Polley is an activist for political and social causes, and has spoken out about issues such as feminism and climate change.

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Chris Begg

Chris Begg (September 12, 1979 Uxbridge-) is a Canadian baseball player.

He graduated from Niagara University and was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2002 MLB draft. Begg made his Major League debut with the Giants in 2006 and also played for the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He was known for his pitching accuracy and control, leading the minors in walk rate in 2005. After retiring from professional baseball, Begg founded Big League Experience Baseball Camps, which provide coaching and training for young players.

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Rainbow Sun Francks

Rainbow Sun Francks (December 3, 1979 Toronto-) also known as Rainbow Francks, Rainbow Sun, The Whippersnapper or Sny Whip is a Canadian songwriter, actor, vj and record producer.

He is best known for his role as Lt. Aiden Ford in the science fiction TV series Stargate Atlantis. Francks comes from a family of artists, with his mother and father both being actors and musicians. He began his career in the entertainment industry at a young age, appearing in various commercials and TV shows. In addition to his acting work, Francks has also released music, both as a solo artist and as part of the group The Oddities. He has also worked as a VJ for MuchMusic, a Canadian music television station, and as a record producer. Francks continues to act and make music, and is known for his energetic and engaging performances both on screen and on stage.

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Pierre Bouvier

Pierre Bouvier (May 9, 1979 L'Île-Bizard, Quebec-) a.k.a. Pierre Charles Bouvier is a Canadian singer, musician, guitarist, presenter, actor, multi-instrumentalist and composer.

Genres related to him: Pop rock, Alternative rock, Pop punk, Punk rock and Hardcore punk.

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Jade Kwan

Jade Kwan (July 31, 1979 Hong Kong-) also known as 關心妍, Ãö¤ß§°, 关心妍 or Kwan, Jade is a Canadian singer.

Discography: Jade Loves..., Jade Forward, Jade-1, Jade3, Jade-2 and Lost & Found.

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Sebastien Grainger

Sebastien Grainger (April 11, 1979 Mississauga-) also known as Girl on Girl or Grainger, Sebastien is a Canadian singer and drummer.

His albums include Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains and Yours to Discover. Genres related to him: Rock music and Dance-punk.

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Sarah Neufeld

Sarah Neufeld (August 27, 1979 Merville, British Columbia-) a.k.a. Neufeld, Sarah is a Canadian musician, violinist and film score composer.

Her albums include Hero Brother. Genres related to her: Alternative rock and Indie rock.

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Bernice Liu

Bernice Liu (January 6, 1979 Prince Rupert-) also known as 廖碧兒, 廖碧儿, Liu Bik-Yee, Bernice Jan Liu, Liu6 Bik1 Yi4, Liào Bì'ér, Bernice Liu Bik-Yi, Bik-yee Liu, Bernice Jan or Bik-Yi Liu is a Canadian actor, model and singer.

She was crowned Miss Chinese Vancouver in 2000 and Miss Chinese International in 2001. After completing her degree in psychology at the University of British Columbia, Liu began pursuing a career in entertainment. She released her debut album, "Bernice" in 2006, which received critical acclaim and earned her several awards.

Liu has starred in numerous popular TV dramas and films, both in Hong Kong and mainland China. Some of her notable works include "Survivor's Law," "The Gem of Life," and "The Legend of the Demigods." She has won several awards for her acting, including Best Actress at the TVB Anniversary Awards in 2012.

In addition to her successful acting career, Liu is also an active philanthropist. She has supported numerous charities, including World Vision and UNICEF, and has worked as an ambassador for several non-profit organizations.

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Matt Mays

Matt Mays (August 10, 1979 Hamilton-) also known as Mays, Matt is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

His albums include When the Angels Make Contact, Matt Mays, Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Terminal Romance, iTunes Session and Coyote. Genres: Indie rock, Folk rock and Electronic music.

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Ariane Moffatt

Ariane Moffatt (April 26, 1979 Saint-Romuald, Quebec-) also known as Moffatt, Ariane is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician.

Discography: Le Cœur dans la tête, À la station C, Aquanaute, Tous les sens, Trauma : Chansons de la série TV, , In Your Body, , and .

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Manafest (July 19, 1979 Pickering-) also known as Chris Greenwood is a Canadian singer, singer-songwriter, rapper and musician.

Related albums: Glory, Citizens Activ, Epiphany, The Chase, Mislead Youth, Fighter and The Moment. Genres he performed: Rapcore, Christian hip hop, Rap metal, Hard rock, Hip hop music, Rap rock and Alternative metal.

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Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett (September 7, 1979 Mississauga-) otherwise known as Pallett, Owen, Michael James Owen Pallett or Final Fantasy is a Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, musician, violinist, music arranger and actor.

His albums: Plays to Please, Spectrum, 14th Century, Heartland, Lewis Takes Action, Keep the Dog Quiet (Simon Bookish remix), A Swedish Love Story EP, Lewis' Dream (Flora Advert), Lewis Takes Off His Shirt, Export and He Poos Clouds. His related genres: Baroque pop, Indie pop, Experimental music, Classical music and Art rock.

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Chuck Comeau

Chuck Comeau (September 17, 1979 Montreal-) also known as Charles-André Comeau is a Canadian musician, drummer, actor and film director.

Genres related to him: Pop punk, Punk rock, Alternative rock and Pop rock.

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Dumas (July 4, 1979 Victoriaville-) also known as Steve Dumas is a Canadian singer.

His albums: Ferme la radio, Le cours des jours, Dumas, Fixer le temps, Nord, Demain, Rouge, Au bout du monde, Compilation and Traces. Genres related to him: Indie rock.

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Jonas Tomalty

Jonas Tomalty (August 8, 1979 Montreal-) also known as Jonas Richard Tomalty or Jonas is a Canadian singer and musician.

Related albums: 98 Oktan, Jonas, Resembling Leonardo da Vinci Cross Hatching for the Drawing, Suite Life and Promised Land. His related genres: Hard rock and Rock music.

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Lucas Silveira

Lucas Silveira (July 30, 1979 Toronto-) also known as Lillia Silveira is a Canadian singer, singer-songwriter, actor and musician.

His related genres: Rock music and Folk music.

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David Dineen-Porter

David Dineen-Porter (December 16, 1979 Toronto-) a.k.a. David Allen Dineen Porter is a Canadian comedian, actor, musician, songwriter and film director.

Genres: Indie rock, Folk music, Electronic music, Chiptune and Pop music.

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Daniel Victor

Daniel Victor (September 20, 1979 Windsor-) is a Canadian musician, record producer, songwriter and singer.

He is best known for being the lead vocalist and guitarist of the Canadian rock band, Neverending White Lights. Before forming the band in 2005, Daniel released two solo albums and worked as a producer for several artists, including Matthew Good and Our Lady Peace.

In addition to his music career, Daniel is also well-known for his philanthropic work. He is the founder of "The Mary Martin Project", a charity that raises money for cancer research and support programs. The charity is named after his mother, who passed away from cancer in 2005.

Daniel continues to write, perform, and produce music. He has released several albums with Neverending White Lights, including "Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies" and "Act 2: The Blood and the Life Eternal".

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Dominic Cifarelli

Dominic Cifarelli (August 3, 1979-) is a Canadian musician, record producer and songwriter.

Genres he performed: Progressive music, Rock music, Alternative metal, Experimental rock, Experimental music and Progressive rock.

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Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore (July 16, 1979-) is a Canadian teacher, singer-songwriter and musician.

Genres related to him: Electronica, Electronic music and Ambient music.

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Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Nazanin Afshin-Jam (April 11, 1979 Tehran-) also known as Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay is a Canadian singer, author, model and songwriter. Her child is called Kian Alexander MacKay.

In addition to her career as a singer and model, Nazanin Afshin-Jam is also recognized for her activism work. She is the co-founder and president of Stop Child Executions, a non-profit organization that aims to stop the practice of executing juveniles in Iran. Afshin-Jam has been a vocal advocate for human rights, especially for women and children, and has spoken at numerous international forums on these issues. She has also authored several books, including "The Tale of Two Nazanins" which tells the story of her successful campaign to save the life of a young Iranian woman facing execution. In 2018, Afshin-Jam was appointed as the first ever BC Ambassador for Multiculturalism, in recognition of her work promoting diversity and inclusion in Canada.

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Shane Yellowbird

Shane Yellowbird (July 7, 1979 Maskwacis-) also known as Yellowbird, Shane is a Canadian singer.

His albums: Life Is Calling My Name and It's About Time. Genres he performed include Country.

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Ridley Bent

Ridley Bent (January 1, 1979 Halifax-) also known as Bent, Ridley is a Canadian singer and singer-songwriter.

Discography: Blam, Buckles and Boots and Rabbit on My Wheel. Genres: Rock music, Country and Hip hop music.

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Aaron Walpole

Aaron Walpole (March 7, 1979 London-) otherwise known as Walpole, Aaron is a Canadian singer and actor.

He first gained recognition in 2003 when he appeared on the first season of the Canadian reality competition show "Popstars". He was selected as one of the winners and went on to become a member of the boy band "Sugar Jones". The band achieved success in Canada and had several hit singles.

After the band disbanded, Walpole focused on his acting career and has appeared in a number of films and television shows. He has appeared in several episodes of the TV series "Saving Hope", "Taken", "Ransom", and "Hudson & Rex". Walpole has also appeared in feature films such as "Saw VI", "Repo! The Genetic Opera", and "Universal Soldier: Regeneration".

In addition to acting, Walpole has had success as a stage performer. He has appeared in a number of musicals, including "Les Misérables", "The Phantom of the Opera", and "Beauty and the Beast". Walpole has also worked as a vocal coach and has taught at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

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Jacynthe (September 13, 1979 Quebec City-) otherwise known as Jacynthe Millette-Bilodeau is a Canadian singer.

Her discography includes: Entends-tu Mon Cœur, I Got What It Takes, Seize the Day, Give It Up, Locked Down, This Is the Night and 12*25. Genres she performed: Pop music, Techno and Dance music.

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Karl Wolf

Karl Wolf (April 18, 1979 Beirut-) also known as Wolf, Karl or Carl Abou Samah is a Canadian singer, musician, record producer and songwriter.

His albums include Face Behind the Face, Bite the Bullet, Nightlife, Ghetto Love, Finally Free, Africa and Africa. Genres: Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Fusion and Soul music.

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Justin Rutledge

Justin Rutledge (January 3, 1979 Toronto-) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

Related albums: No Never Alone, The Devil on a Bench in Stanley Park, Man Descending, The Early Widows, Valleyheart and Daredevil. Genres he performed include Alternative country.

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Chu Hun Gon

Chu Hun Gon (September 2, 1979 Vancouver-) also known as Alex Chu, 알렉스 추, 추헌곤, 알렉스 or Alex is a Canadian singer and actor.

His albums include My Vintage Romance, , , Just Like Me, , and . His related genres: Pop music, Ballad, K-pop and Synthpop.

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David Guillas

David Guillas (February 27, 1979-) also known as Guillas, David is a Canadian , .

Genres: Hardcore punk, Thrash metal and Roots rock.

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Johannes Moser

Johannes Moser (June 14, 1979 Munich-) is a Canadian , .

His albums include Cello Sonatas and .

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Karen David

Karen David (April 15, 1979 Shillong-) also known as Karen Shenaz David, KD or Shenu is a Canadian actor and singer-songwriter.

Her albums: The Live Sessions EP, It's Me (You're Talking To), G-Fluid and Three Little Birds. Genres she performed: Pop rock and Pop music.

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Manu Militari

Manu Militari (May 21, 1979 Montreal-) is a Canadian rapper.

Discography: Voix de fait, Crime d'honneur, , , and . Genres related to him: Hip hop music, Rap music and French hip hop.

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Drew Wright

Drew Wright (October 5, 1979 Toronto-) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

Genres he performed include Alternative rock.

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Mark Masri

Mark Masri (August 23, 1979 Toronto-) is a Canadian record producer, songwriter, composer, singer and musician.

His albums include Mark Masri and . Genres related to him: Pop music, Adult contemporary music and Gospel music.

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Charles Ying

Charles Ying (April 2, 1979 Hong Kong-) also known as Cheong-yau Ying or Charles Ying Cheong-Yau is a Canadian singer and actor.

He was born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Charles began his career in the entertainment industry in the mid-1990s as a singer, releasing albums both in Cantonese and Mandarin. He later ventured into acting and appeared in various Hong Kong TV dramas, films, and stage productions. He is known for his roles in "Triumph in the Skies," "Lan Kwai Fong 3," and "The Menu." Charles is also a philanthropist and actively contributes to various charity organizations in Canada and Hong Kong.

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Tim Hicks

Tim Hicks (August 22, 1979-) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

His albums include Throw Down, Get By and 5:01. Genres he performed include Country.

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Leona Philippo

Leona Philippo (May 6, 1979 Toronto-) otherwise known as Leona Philippo or Leona is a Canadian actor.

Her discography includes: Zomer Op Je Radio and Strut It!. Genres she performed: Pop music.

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Bryan Lee O'Malley

Bryan Lee O'Malley (February 21, 1979 London-) also known as Bryan Lee O'Malley, Kupek or Bryan O'Malley is a Canadian cartoonist, writer and actor.

His albums: Nameless, Faceless, Compilation, Before the Beginning and After the End, This is Intolerable, B is for Bupek and Tries Again.

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Benjamin Bowman

Benjamin Bowman (September 20, 1979-) is a Canadian violinist.

He began playing the violin at the age of three, and went on to study at the University of Toronto and the Curtis Institute of Music. As a soloist, Bowman has performed with many distinguished orchestras around the world, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He also serves as the concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra in New York City, and is a founding member of the acclaimed Canadian chamber group, the ARC Ensemble. In addition to his performing career, Bowman is an active educator, teaching at conservatories and music schools throughout North America and Europe.

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Ivana Wong

Ivana Wong (June 18, 1979 Hong Kong-) also known as 王菀之, Wang Yuanzhi, Wang Yuan Zhi, Wong Jyun-zi, Wang Wanzhi, Wang Wan Zhi or Wong, Ivana is a Canadian singer and singer-songwriter.

Her albums: Ivana's First Mandarin Album, On Wings of Time, Cinema Of Love, Atmosphere: 霧, Octave, Infinity Journey, Read My Senses..., 詩情.畫意, I Love My Name and Ivana王菀之.

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Ryan McMahon

Ryan McMahon (October 19, 1979 Ladysmith-) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

Discography: Better Days Gone By, All Good Stories and Weeks, Months, Years.

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Shane Smith

Shane Smith (January 22, 1979 Armstrong-) is a Canadian musician.

Genres he performed include Punk rock, Industrial rock and Alternative rock.

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