Duncan Coutts

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Duncan Coutts
Duncan Coutts 2009.jpg
Coutts performing in 2009
Background information
Birth name Robert Duncan M. Coutts
Born (1969-02-04) February 4, 1969 (age 45)
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar, keyboards, guitar cello, backing vocals
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Our Lady Peace
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz bass, Fender Precision Bass, hofner 500/1

Robert Duncan Coutts (born February 4, 1969) is a Canadian musician, best known for being the bassist for Our Lady Peace since 1995.

Career[edit]

Our Lady Peace[edit]

Coutts joined Our Lady Peace on September 23, 1995, replacing Chris Eacrett after the band's debut album Naveed was produced.

Before joining Our Lady Peace, he went to Ridley College and studied film at Toronto's Ryerson University, graduating from The University of Western Ontario in 1993.[1] This resulted in him not immediately joining Our Lady Peace, but waiting until after their debut album, Naveed. Nevertheless, he appears as an extra in the music video for the single, Starseed, and was present in the studio during the recording of the album.

Among his jobs before joining the band were taxi driving in Whistler, British Columbia, and set dresser for the TV show Due South. Along with bass, he can play keyboards, cello, and sing back up.

Personal life[edit]

Coutts married his longtime girlfriend in October 2000. He became a father when his wife gave birth to twin girls in August 2003.

He currently resides in the Toronto neighbourhood of Leaside.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I didn't know they're a Western grad". The University of Western Ontario. August 24, 2006. 
Preceded by
Chris Eacrett
Our Lady Peace bassist
1995–present
Succeeded by
Current