Content Type

This project was made possible by funding through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy and the Heritage Policy Branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Canadian Heritage

Charles Spearin


Charles Spearin (multi-instrumentalist)

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Charles is a founding member of Do Make Say Think, KC Accidental, and Broken Social Scene. He is best known for composing and performing in very broad ranges of musical genres.

His solo album “The Happiness Project” was released in February, 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” was to make music out of ordinary speech and was influenced by Spearin's early life with a blind father and his own Buddhist studies.  


2010 - JUNO award for 'Contemporary Jazz Album' for "The Happiness Project"