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Background information
Origin Montreal, Quebec
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1996-present
Current members Jean Francois
Todd Andrew Pronovost
Pascal Guy
Dave Bielik
Jonathan Proulx

SamSara are an Canadian alternative rock band formed in Montreal, Quebec in 1996. The band's original line-up featured Todd Andrew Pronovost (lead vocals), Jean-Francois Macé (guitar), Francis Roy (bass guitar), Danny Figueredo (drums).

Background informationEdit

SamSara formed out of the remains of guitarist Jean Francois Macé's previous band, The Souls. In mid-1996, Macé was searching for a new vocalist for the faltering The Souls and put an ad in the local community paper when he was contacted by Todd Andrew Pronovost. Macé and Pronovost bonded over a mutual appreciation for Joy Division and New Model Army and began to practice together with the ex members of the souls at La Cité 2000 close to the Molson Brewery on the side of the St-Laurent River. The new band was dubbed "Samsara" .

In 1997, Francis Roy left the band. In its early incarnation, SamSara went through two bass players and featured Stéphane Mallette on bass in 1997-98.

SamSara played regularily in 1997-98 on the Plateau Mont-Royal club scene, primarily at Jailhouse Rock on Mont-Royal.

In 2015, Samsara played on 8 August in Marieville for an all age gathering and at the Petit Campus du cafe Campus on 14 August, Barfly 10 September, Bistro Lajeunesse on 3 October.


  • Jean Francois Macé - lead guitars, songwriting, back vocals, recording engineer, co-producer
  • Todd Andrew Pronovost - vocals, guitars, songwriter, management, co-producer
  • Yan Niquay - drums, percussion

Past members:

  • Francis Roy - bass (1996-1998, 2010-2011)
  • Danny Figueredo - drums and percussions, song arrangement (1996-1999)
  • Pascal Guy - drums, percussion, recording technician. (2015-2016)
  • Dave Bielik - Bass guitar (2015-2018)
  • Stephane Mallette - bass (1998, 2015)