Les Trois Accords

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Les Trois Accords
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Les Trois Accords in 2010
Background information
OriginDrummondville, Quebec, Canada
GenresAlternative rock, pop punk, comedy rock
Years active1997–present
MembersPierre-Luc Boisvert
Charles Dubreuil
Alexandre Parr
Simon Proulx
Past membersOlivier Benoit

Les Trois Accords is a Quebec rock band from Drummondville. The band launched its first album Gros mammouth album in 2003. Some of the notable songs, taken from that album, include "Hawaïenne", "Saskatchewan" and "Lucille". Along with their videos, these songs received heavy exposure in Quebec. In 2004, Gros mammouth album turbo (certified Platinum by the CRIA) was released with two extra tracks, "Loin d'ici" and "Turbo sympathique".[1] In 2006, they released their second album, entitled Grand champion international de course (certified Gold by the CRIA).[1]

The song "Lucille" was included in an enhanced podcast - Rouyn-Noranda that was released by bandeapart.fm in 2005. In 2006, bandeapart.fm featured the band in a video podcast Les Trois Accords au camping — Baladovidéo.

The band's most prominent show to date was in September 2005, when they were an opening act for The Rolling Stones in Moncton, New Brunswick.[2] The concert drew an estimated 75,000 spectators.

Originally formed in 1997[3] by Olivier Benoit and Simon Proulx, the band's current line up is:

  • Pierre-Luc Boisvert (bass; joined in 2001)
  • Charles Dubreuil (drums and percussion; joined in 2001)
  • Alexandre Parr (guitars, vocals; joined in 1999)
  • Simon Proulx (vocalist, guitars)

Founding member Olivier Benoit left the limelight in 2009 to become the group's manager.[4]

Musical style[edit]

The second album from Les Trois Accords was released September 5, 2006. This album did not break with the rock-pop style of Gros Mammouth and was more outrageous in its lyrics. The music video for Grand Champion can be viewed at Bande à part.[5] The second music video is "Tout nu sur la plage". The album rose to the top of the charts after its first week.

Many of their newer songs can be classified as surrealist because of the frequent presence of puns, word play, and unusual images.

Genre classification[edit]

Free from logic, rationality, and politics, the lyrics of Les Trois Accords are a throwback to the punk québécois genre of the nineties (like Banlieue Rouge, BARF, Les Krostons, Les Unknownes).

Les Trois Accords can be classified along the same lines as French punk bands like Bérurier Noir, Parabellum, Les Cadavres or Les Wampas (all well known in Québec), but with a more California-pop sound. We can compare them more to Ludwig von 88 because of their obnoxious interviews—most notably, their interviews for Tout le monde en parle, Bon baisers de France, and Musique Plus. Les Trois Accords have had complaints about their lyrics before expressing their opinions but they believe that expressing themselves inspires them.


Studio albums[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gold and Platinum Search Archived 2012-02-25 at the Wayback Machine Music Canada. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Thousands roll in to see the Stones". Globe and Mail. September 3, 2005. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Québec Info Musique". qim.com. 23 February 2017.
  4. ^ https://voir.ca/nouvelles/actualite-musicale/2009/03/26/changement-au-sein-des-trois-accords/
  5. ^ Bande à part - Grand Champion International de Course

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