Simple Plan is a Canadian pop punk band from Montréal, Québec. The band had no line up changes since its inception in 1999. They released five studio albums since then.
- 1 History
- 2 Behind the band name
- 3 Musical style and influences
- 4 Band members
- 5 Discography
- 6 Awards and nominations
Formation and early years (1999–2001)
The history of Simple Plan started in the middle of the 90s, when drummer Chuck Comeau and singer Pierre Bouvier met in high school and formed a friendship thanks to their common obsession with music. With their friend Jean-Sébastien, they formed Reset.
In 1998, Comeau left soon after to go to college. In mid 1999, he met with high school friends guitarists Jeff Stinco and Sebastien Lefebvre who were in separate bands of their own, and combined to create Simple Plan. In late 1999, Bouvier and Comeau reacquainted at a Sugar Ray concert and Bouvier left Reset soon after to join Comeau. Bassist and backing vocalist David Desrosiers replaced Bouvier in Reset, but he too left the band six months later to join Simple Plan. This allowed Bouvier, who had doubled as the band's lead vocalist and bassist, to concentrate on the singing and Stinco, who had doubled as the band's lead guitarist and backing vocalist, to concentrate on the guitar.
No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls (2002–2003)
Still Not Getting Any... (2004–2005)
Simple Plan (2006–2009)
Get Your Heart On! (2010–2013)
Taking One for the Team (2014–present)
Behind the band name
In 1998, a new film by Sam Raimi called “A Simple Plan” was released and in a hurry to get a name for their new band (that was just about to play a show), the guys decided to drop the “A” and call themselves “Simple Plan”.
Musical style and influences
The band music style has been described as emo, pop punk, pop rock, alternative rock, punk rock and power pop. Atlantic Records marketing material has described the band's style as having "classic punk energy and modern pop sonics".
- Pierre Bouvier (lead vocals)
- Chuck Comeau (drums, percussion)
- Sebastien Lefebvre (rhythm guitar, backing vocals)
- Jeff Stinco (lead guitar)
- David Desrosiers (bass guitar, backing vocals)
Awards and nominations