Formed in Quebec City around brothers Jean-Christophe Boies and Jean-Sébastien Boies, Projet Orange plays a britpop-like, catchy and flowing sound. Its success began when it won the Quebec musical contest L'Empire des futures stars. The name comes from an early show of multiple groups in which the band was partaking. It was required to enter the name of one's band on a sheet, where the names of the bands would be preceded by "Projet:" (Project:). After seeing the orange coat of a fellow member, one band player entered Orange next to the term and thus the name was born.