Fiction Plane

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Fiction Plane
Fiction Plane in Cologne, Germany
Fiction Plane in Cologne, Germany
Background information
Origin London, United Kingdom
Years active 1999 (1999)-present
Associated acts
Past members
  • Dan Brown

Fiction Plane is a rock band consisting of lead vocalist and bass player Joe Sumner, guitarist Seton Daunt, and drummer Pete Wilhoit.


When Sumner was a teenager in England, he was inspired to write songs after he heard Nirvana's album Nevermind. Sumner already knew how to play guitar and drums, so he started a band with Dan Brown, a friend from school who played bass. Fiction Plane began to form in 1999 when they were joined by guitarist Seton Daunt.

At a live performance a few years later, they attracted the attention of David Kahne, a producer who escorted them into a studio to record their debut album, Everything Will Never Be OK. Lacking a full-time drummer, they invited Abe Laboriel Jr., a session musician who had played with them before. After the album was released, they hired Pete Wilhoit, a drummer from Bloomington, Indiana, and Fiction Plane was launched.[1][2]

Following their debut, the band released Bitter Forces and Lame Race Horses (2005), Left Side of the Brain (2007), Paradiso (2009), Sparks (2010), and Mondo Lumina (2015).[3]

Fiction Plane's popularity increased in 2007 when it was the opening act for The Police's reunion tour. Joe Sumner is the son of Police lead singer Sting.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions

Everything Will Never Be OK
Left Side of the Brain 111 9 46
Sparks 147 22
Mondo Lumina
  • Released: 13 November 2015
  • Label: VERYCORDS

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Bitter Forces
and Lame Race Horses

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details

Band members[edit]



  • Dan Brown – bass, keyboards, backing vocals (until 2006)


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fiction Plane Prepares For Takeoff". Billboard. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Cohen, Jonathan. "Fiction Plane Resumes Flight With New Album". Billboard. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Discographie Fictionplane" (in French). Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Discografie Fictionplane" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fiction Plane - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 14 September 2014.