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Canadian Bassist from PEI doing bass things Canadian style. Canada. Bass.

2024 ECMA Musician's Achievement Award

2015 Music PEI Musician of the Year

2015 Doug Riley Artist

Photo by Andrew MacInnis

Deryl Gallant has been involved in the PEI music scene for over 30 years. From garage band beginnings to a classical degree in double bass, Deryl has become a sought after performing, touring, recording, and instructing bassist.

Happy to play any style of music, most notably he is known as a founding member of the Jive Kings, The Dennis Lee Project, many Charlottetown Festival productions, and Sonny Caulfield’s bassist.

Most recently Deryl has been working with: Route 225, Craig Fair Music Productions, Harmony House, Winterjazz, Tara MacLean, Trinity Bradshaw and more.

Deryl has tracked bass on more than 30 recordings in his career and was the classical bass instructor at the University of PEI and Holland College School of Performing Arts.

You can also find Deryl at where he held the role of Campus Moderator for more than 6 years!