Desrosiers performs with Simple Plan
|Birth name||David Philippe Desrosiers|
August 29, 1980 (1980-08-29) (age 29),
|Genres||Pop punk,Alternative rock,Melodic hardcore,Punk rock|
|Instruments||Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocals|
|Years active||1999 – present|
|Labels||Lava / Atlantic|
|Associated acts||Simple Plan, Reset|
|Website||Simple Plan’s Official Website|
David Philippe Desrosiers (born August 29, 1980) is a French Canadian musician, who is best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for pop punk band Simple Plan. He grew up in Matane, Québec, Canada.
His parents divorced when he was 12 years old and it deeply affected him. He learned to speak English at the age of 16. He joined the band Reset after former lead singer and bassist Pierre Bouvier left but was only in the band for 6 months until he was persuaded into joining Simple Plan in 2000. Simple Plan was originally a four-piece with Pierre Bouvier on bass but was relieved of it when Desrosiers joined so he could focus solely on vocals. It is rumored that the band “stalked” Desrosiers until he agreed to join.
He has been known to briefly play the drums or guitar during shows for Simple Plan as well as for many of his favorite bands such as The Used, Vendetta Red, Green Day (he has two bass guitars with the American Idiot heart grenade), Good Charlotte, and MxPx. David has developed into almost a co-frontman as dialogue between him and lead singer Pierre Bouvier enlivens the show. He guest-starred on Season 3 of The Naked Brothers Band, episode 7, Naked Idol, Part 2.
Desrosiers primarily plays Fender Precision Basses.