Pierre Bouvier

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Pierre Bouvier
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Bouvier performing with Simple Plan in Beijing in 2012
Background information
Birth namePierre Charles Bouvier
Born (1979-05-09) 9 May 1979 (age 39)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • composer
  • actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • percussion
Years active1993–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website Pierre Bouvier on Twitter

Pierre Charles Bouvier MSC (born 9 May 1979) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, composer and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Simple Plan. [1]

Meritorious Service Cross meritorious service decoration in Canada

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Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Simple Plan Canadian rock band

Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums: No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls (2002), Still Not Getting Any... (2004), Simple Plan (2008), Get Your Heart On! (2011), and Taking One for the Team (2016). The band has also released an EP titled Get Your Heart On – The Second Coming! (2013), in addition to two live albums: Live in Japan 2002 (2003) and MTV Hard Rock Live (2005).

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Personal life

Bouvier was born to Réal and Louise Bouvier. He has two older brothers, Jay and Jonathan. He attended Collège Beaubois in Pierrefonds, Quebec, with bandmates Chuck Comeau, Jeff Stinco, and Sébastien Lefebvre. Before and partly during his early musical career, Bouvier worked as a cook at St-Hubert in Montréal. Bouvier has two daughters, and has been married to Lachelle Farrar since 2013.

Pierrefonds, Quebec Former city in Quebec, Canada

Pierrefonds is a former city in southwestern Quebec, Canada. It is located along the Rivière des Prairies on the northwestern part of the Island of Montreal. It was merged into Montreal on January 1, 2002, and is today part of the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.

Chuck Comeau Canadian musician

Charles-André "Chuck" Comeau is a Canadian musician and drummer, best known for being the drummer of the rock band Simple Plan. He also founded the apparel company Role Model Clothing along with his bandmate Pierre Bouvier and the band's best friend, Patrick Langlois. He is also former drummer for the punk rock band Reset from 1993 to 1999, which he quit to form Simple Plan with his Reset bandmate who also left Reset, Pierre Bouvier.

Sébastien Lefebvre French Canadian musician

Gaétan-Jean Sébastien Lefebvre Pépin is a Canadian musician, who is best known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for the rock band Simple Plan. He has also released solo albums and duo work.

Career

When Bouvier was 13 or 14 years old, he founded the punk rock band Reset with his best friend Chuck Comeau in which he was the bass guitarist and lead vocalist. He was not happy with Reset and left the band in 1999, a year after Comeau's departure in 1998. His current bandmate David Desrosiers took his place as lead vocalist and bass guitarist. He later met Comeau at a Sugar Ray concert and joined him in creating Simple Plan with old schoolmates David Desrosiers, Jeff Stinco and Sébastien Lefebvre.

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Reset is a punk rock band formed in 1993 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Sugar Ray American band

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He hosted the MTV reality show Damage Control . [2] [3]

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Damage Control is a reality TV series produced by MTV. Hosted by lead vocalist of Canadian music group Simple Plan Pierre Bouvier, and directed by Sebastian Doggart, the show was a real-life version of the movie Risky Business. It first aired on MTV on March 6, 2005. The last episode was broadcast on April 24, 2005.

Instruments

Pierre is best known for owning a collection of Takamine acoustic guitars which he uses in every album and while playing live. He also owns a few of Fender electric guitars.

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers. Fender produces acoustic guitars, electric basses, bass amplifiers and public address equipment, but is best known for its solid-body electric guitars and bass guitars, particularly the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass, and the Jazz Bass. The company was founded in Fullerton, California, by Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender in 1946. Its headquarters are in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Himself (voice)Also performed the theme song with Simple Plan
The New Tom Green Show Himself1 episode
A Big Package for You Himself
2004 New York Minute Himself
Punk Rock Holocaust Himself
2005 Damage Control [4] HimselfHost
2011 Canada Sings Himself

Discography

With Reset

<i>No Limits</i> (Reset album) album by Reset

No Limits is the second studio album by Canadian punk rock band Reset. It was released in 1999, and re-released in 2006.

With Simple Plan

Bouvier performing with Simple Plan in April 2017 Simple Plan live 2017 6.jpg
Bouvier performing with Simple Plan in April 2017

Collaborations and appearances

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References

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  2. Havrilesky, Heather. "I Like to Watch". Salon.com . Retrieved 2 August 2010.[ dead link ]
  3. "Damage Control | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  4. "Pierre | Damage Control". MTV. Retrieved 17 September 2012.