Canadian buskers

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  1. Jill Hennessy

    Jill Hennessy


    Jillian Noel "Jill" Hennessy (born November 25, 1968) is a Canadian actress and musician known for her television roles on Law & Order and Crossing Jordan and in films such as RoboCop 3 and Most Wanted.

  2. Leonard Cohen

    Leonard Cohen


    Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received a Prince of Asturias Award for literature.

  3. Jann Arden

    Jann Arden


    Jann Arden (born Jann Arden Anne Richards; March 27, 1962) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

  4. Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies


    Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario (now incorporated into the City of Toronto) as a duo of Robertson and Steven Page. Jim Creeggan and his brother Andrew "Andy" Creeggan joined at the end of 1989, and Stewart was added in 1990 while Andy was on a brief hiatus from the group. Andy left the band in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left the group in 2009.

  5. Guy Laliberté

    Guy Laliberté


    Guy Laliberté, OC CQ (born September 2, 1959) is a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist, poker player, space tourist, co-founder and the current CEO of Cirque du Soleil. With an estimated net worth of US$2.6 billion (as of March 2012), Laliberté was ranked by Forbes as the 11th wealthiest Canadian and 459th in the world.

  6. Jian Ghomeshi

    Jian Ghomeshi


    Jian Ghomeshi (born June 9, 1967) is a Canadian musician, writer, and former CBC radio broadcaster. From 1990 to 2000 he was a member of the Thornhill-based folk-pop band Moxy Früvous, as a vocalist and drummer. In the 2000s he became a television and radio broadcaster. He has hosted, among others, the CBC Newsworld TV show >play (2002-2005), the CBC Radio One radio show The National Playlist (2005-2006), and the CBC Radio One show Q, which he co-created and hosted from 2007 to 2014 until fired by the CBC. Q, which features interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, became the highest rated show in its timeslot in CBC history.

  7. Moxy Früvous

    Moxy Früvous


    Moxy Früvous was a politically satirical folk-pop band from Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. The band was founded in 1989, and was active until 2001. Common themes in Früvous songs include Canada and the "human experience".

  8. David Zancai

    David Zancai


    David Zancai (born May 7, 1968) is a street entertainer from Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. Zancai is known for his character Zanta: a modified Santa Claus who travels the streets of downtown Toronto doing pushups and shouting "yes yes yes" and "Merry Christmess". His costume consists of nothing but shorts, boots, and a red-and-white Santa hat, even during Toronto's winters. He claims to perform this routine every day of the year except Christmas Day, and estimates he does 2,000 to 3,000 pushups per day. In 2000, Zancai fell 25 feet onto a staircase while working as a painter. He entered treatment for schizophrenia at St. Joseph's hospital, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder earlier in 2003. Zancai has received mixed responses to his Zanta character, and has been banned from several public areas around Toronto, including the Toronto Transit Commission.

  9. Ben Kerr

    Ben Kerr


    Ben Kerr (1930 – June 17, 2005) was a Canadian author, broadcaster, musician and perennial candidate, who was most famous as one of Toronto, Ontario's quirky street performers.

  10. Jeremy Fisher

    Jeremy Fisher


    Jeremy Fisher (born Jeremy Binns, December 15, 1976, Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Fisher is based in Ottawa, Ontario, and was previously based on Vancouver Island, B.C., Montreal, Quebec, and in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.. Fisher's work is heavily influenced by folk and blues music, and his songs feature accompaniment by acoustic guitar, slide guitar and harmonica.

  11. United Steel Workers of Montreal

    United Steel Workers of Montreal


    United Steel Workers of Montreal (or USWM) were a six-piece alternative country ensemble based in downtown Montreal. The band members included Gern F (vocals/acoustic guitar), Felicity Hamer (vocals/accordion), Sean "Gus" Beauchamp (vocals/acoustic guitar), Matt Watson (electric guitar), Flipper Frumignac (bass) and Dylan Perron (banjo/mandolin). The band draws on punk rock, bluegrass and country influences, and is part of a "citygrass" scene of alternative country musicians in Montreal which also includes Katie Moore and Lee Mellor and the Mudhounds.

  12. Derek Flores

    Derek Flores


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  13. Graeme Kirkland

    Graeme Kirkland


    Graeme Kirkland was a producer, composer, musician, and performance artist during the late 1980s and 1990s. He was probably best known for his street drumming using overturned buckets and other available surfaces for his performance. After his musical career, he became a financial adviser.

  14. Grievous Angels

    Grievous Angels


    Grievous Angels are a Canadian alternative country band, active since 1986. The name Grievous Angels is a reference to the Gram Parsons album Grievous Angel. The band's primary leader is singer-songwriter Charlie Angus, who entered electoral politics in 2004 as the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Timmins—James Bay.

  15. Lost Dakotas

    Lost Dakotas


    Lost Dakotas was a Canadian alternative country band in the 1990s. The band originally consisted of vocalist Paul Dakota and bassist Greg McConnell (formerly of Absolute Whores), who began in 1989 as a busking duo at the corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets in Toronto. Their contemporaries in the busking scene included Leslie Spit Treeo, Grievous Angels, Graeme Kirkland and Barenaked Ladies.

  16. Leslie Spit Treeo

    Leslie Spit Treeo


    Leslie Spit Treeo were a Canadian folk-rock band in the 1980s and 1990s. The band took its name from the Leslie Street Spit area of Toronto Harbour.

  17. Cyrille Estève

    Cyrille Estève


    Cyrille Estève aka Cyrille the Spoonman is busker in the city of Montreal, Canada. In 1999 and 2004, his disputes with the city of Montreal over his right to legally play spoons in the street was covered by newspapers, radio and television all around North and Central America, as well as in Europe. In 2001, he was mentioned in The National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a living symbol of French-Canadian culture.

  18. Greg McConnell

    Greg McConnell


    Greg McConnell (September 12, 1964 - April 4, 1999) was a Canadian indie rock musician, who was a member of the alternative country bands Absolute Whores (where he used the stage name "Ugly Dick Adonis"), Lost Dakotas and Stratochief.

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