Duncan Coutts

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Duncan Coutts
Coutts performing in 2009
Coutts performing in 2009
Background information
Birth nameRobert Duncan M. Coutts
BornSt. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar, keyboards, guitar, cello, backing vocals
Years active1995–present
Associated actsOur Lady Peace

Robert Duncan Coutts is a Canadian musician, best known for being the bassist for Our Lady Peace since 1995.


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. He lived in Saugeen-Maitland Hall at the University of Western Ontario along with fellow Our Lady Peace band member Mike Turner.[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 named Chloe and Sophie in August 2003. Three years later his wife gave birth to a son named Simon.

He currently resides in the Toronto neighbourhood of Leaside.


  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
Succeeded by