Charles Spearin is a musician from Toronto, Ontario. Currently touring as a multi-instrumentalist with Feist in support of her album Metals, Charles is a founding member of Do Make Say Think, KC Accidental and Broken Social Scene and also contributes to Valley of the Giants. He is best known for composing and performing in very broad ranges of musical genres.
His solo album The Happiness Project is a concept album and was released on February 14, 2009 on the Arts & Crafts Label. This album includes contributions from Do Make Say Think alumni Julie Penner, Kevin Drew, Ohad Benchetrit and Broken Social Scene alumni Leon Kingstone and Evan Cranley. The concept for the Happiness Project (making music out of ordinary speech) is influenced by his early life with a blind father and his own Buddhist studies. On April 17, 2010, Spearin won a Juno Award for the Best Contemporary Jazz Album for the The Happiness Project.
He lives with his wife and two small children in the Toronto neighbourhood of Seaton Village that was the inspiration for the Happiness Project.
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