Pierre Bouvier

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Pierre Bouvier
Pierre-SP-Beijing.jpg
Bouvier in Beijing
Background information
Birth name Pierre Charles Bouvier
Also known as Popsicle Pete[1]
Born (1979-05-09) 9 May 1979 (age 35)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Pop punk, alternative rock, punk rock, pop rock
Occupations Musician, composer, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, percussion
Years active 1993–present
Labels Lava / Atlantic
Associated acts Simple Plan, Reset
Website Bouvier's MySpace
Notable instruments
Gibson Explorer
Gibson Flying V
Takamine Guitars

Pierre Charles Bouvier (born 9 May 1979)[2] is a French-Canadian musician and composer who is best known as the lead singer of the pop punk band Simple Plan.

Early life[edit]

Born to Réal and Louise Bouvier. He has two older brothers, Jay and Jonathan. 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.

Career[edit]

At the age of 13, 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. 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 Jeff Stinco and Sébastien Lefebvre. Desrosiers also left Reset and joined the new band.[citation needed]

Bouvier is a co-owner of Role Model Clothing, along with Comeau and Patrick Langlois.[citation needed]

He hosted the MTV reality show Damage Control.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Bouvier at a concert in Milan, November 2008

Bouvier grew up in Montreal along with other members of Simple Plan. He has two brothers, Jay and Jonathan, and his parents are Réal Bouvier and Louise Bellavance. He often refers to his father as his "hero".

During the early Simple Plan years, he was dating Wave Gagnon, an American model. The couple split up on good terms due to differences.

In 2013, Bouvier married his long term girlfriend Lachelle Farrar; he has two daughters, one, Lennon Rose, born in 2011, who is named after The Beatles star John Lennon.

Filmography[edit]

Bouvier at a concert in Quebec, August 2008
Year Title Role Notes
What's New, Scooby-Doo? Himself (voice) 56
2003 The New Tom Green Show Himself 1 episode
A Big Package for You Himself
2004 New York Minute Himself
Punk Rock Holocaust Himself
2005 Damage Control[5] Himself Host
2011 Canada Sings Himself

Discography[edit]

With Reset[edit]

With Simple Plan[edit]

Collaborations and appearances[edit]

Featuring[edit]

  • "Summer Paradise" - with Takahiro Morita (Vocal from Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK)
  • "Summer Paradise" - with Sean Paul
  • "Summer Paradise" - with MKTO
  • "Summer Paradise" - with K'naan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pierre Bouvier - Biography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Variety: Pierre Bouvier profile
  3. ^ Havrilesky, Heather. "I Like to Watch". Salon.com. Retrieved 2 August 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Damage Control | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pierre | Damage Control". MTV. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 

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