Pierre Bouvier: Vocals
Jeff Stinco: Lead Guitar
David Desrosiers: Bass/Vocals
Sebastian Lefebvre: Guitars
Chuck Comeau: Drums
Formed: 1995 in Montreal, Canada
In 1997, the band, Reset, released their debut CD,
which became highly regarded as an excellent debut of
any band. However, with the band members being
teenagers and looking forward to furthering school
studies, band member changes came about.
But it was the longing for what the band felt was
most important to them that each member reunited with
Jeff Stinco (formally in a band with Comeau) and
called themselves Simple Plan by 1999.
Determination saw the band playing to big crowds
at such venues as Toronto's Snow Jam and Van's Warped
Tour. A following increased and soon the band saw the
break they needed through a contract with Atlantic
Records and an inclusion on The New Guy soundtrack.
They gained way for their Atlantic debut, No
Helmets, No Pads... Just Balls with feverishly
displaced hardcore punk and harmonic backgrounds. And
despite the album's cheesy album cover, what lied
within was an all out tribute to the hardcore punk and
rock that set in motion nearly 25 years before them.
And despite the band's reputation for not breaking
through any new barriers or making new waves on the
scene, Simple Plan seem to be efficient in their fun in
life even though their songs are filed with the
standard punk angst of being a teenager.