Jeff Stinco

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Jeff Stinco
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Jeff Stinco on guitar
Background information
Birth name Jean-François Stinco
Born (1978-08-22) August 22, 1978 (age 35)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Genres Pop punk, alternative rock, punk rock
Occupations Musician, actor, writer
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar
Years active 1999–present
Labels Lava / Atlantic
Associated acts Simple Plan
Website www.simpleplan.com
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
Fender Telecaster
Gibson ES-335
Fender Stratocaster

Jean-François "Jeff" Stinco (born August 22, 1978) is a French-Canadian musician, who is best known as the lead guitarist for pop punk band Simple Plan.

Early life[edit]

He is born to an Italian father and a French-Canadian mother. Stinco attended College Beaubois High School in Pierrefonds, Quebec along with bandmates Sébastien Lefebvre, Chuck Comeau and Pierre Bouvier.

Stinco studied classical guitar for 10 years at Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal with Jean Vallieres. He also participated in many masterclasses over the years with many renown concertists such as Manuel Barrueco and Roland Dyens.

Equipment[edit]

Stinco plays several brands of electric guitar: Gibson, Fender and Stevenson. He mostly uses Mesa Boogie amplifiers but also uses a Vox AC30 and a Divided by 13. He uses D'Addario strings on his electric and acoustic guitars, the latter a Takamine. While recording the Get Your Heart On! album, Stinco employed an array of Gibson models, including the Les Paul Custom and the ES-335.[1]

Music[edit]

Beside his Simple Plan projects, Stinco also contributed to the Rush tribute CD released in 2005 titled Subdivisions: "A Tribute To Rush"" and performs on the Rush hit "The Spirit of Radio" along with Winger lead vocalist Kip Winger.

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Stinco receives aid from a tech during Simple Plan's show of August 2, 2009 in North Bay.

Writer[edit]

  • Simple Plan: A Big Package for You (2003) (V) (uncredited)

Self[edit]

  • Simple Plan: MTV Hard Rock Live (2005) (V) .... Himself – Guitars
  • "Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones" .... Himself (1 episode, 2005) aka Otro rollo (Mexico: short title)
  • New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 (2004) (TV) (as Simple Plan) .... Himself
  • Punk Rock Holocaust (2004) (V) .... Himself – Simple Plan
  • Simple Plan: Still Not Getting Any... (2004) (V) .... Himself
  • Simple Plan: A Big Package for You (2003) (V) .... Himself

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