Gabriel Dubreuil is a highly sought after fiddler, multi-instrumentalist, composer, sideman, bandleader, and producer with an impressive musical background. He was born and raised in British Columbia, where he fell in love with the fiddle at a young age. Over the years, Gabriel has mastered multiple instruments across a wide range of musical genres, blending Celtic, Canadian fiddle, jazz, swing, and rock styles with style and flair.
Gabriel honed his skills by studying under renowned violinists Matt Glaser, Darol Anger, and Jason Anick, and by earning a degree in Jazz Performance and American Roots Music from the Berklee College of Music. He is a musical chameleon with an extensive discography, having recorded on dozens of albums with acclaimed musicians and producers.
As a founding member of the Celtic-rock band Early Spirit, Gabriel has become a prominent figure in the Canadian music scene. Early Spirit's first album, "Unrelated," was produced by Grammy and Juno award-winning musician and producer Leonard Podolak (The Dhuks). The band's latest album, "The Hollow Tree," (2022) is a must-hear for lovers of Celtic rock.
In addition to Early Spirit, Gabriel is also the leader of Collage Trad, a musical melting pot of local fiddle traditions infused with swing, jazz, rock, and pure folk elements. This six-piece ensemble has developed an explosive and exceptionally tight, cohesive sound that is both uplifting and energizing.
Gabriel is also the Executive Artistic Director for Vancouver's North Shore Celtic Ensemble, a youth performing arts group that boasts some of Vancouver's most promising young musicians. The Ensemble was founded by Claude Giguere and Early Spirit bandmate Jay Knutson in 1988, and has hundreds of student alumni across Vancouver, including Gabriel himself.
Gabriel Dubreuil's impressive musical talent and versatility make him one of the most exciting artists in the Canadian music scene today.