The band originally formed in early 1995 and consisted of lead vocalist/guitarist Chris DiCarlo, drummer Karl Touzard and Ben Osmundson on bass guitar. The trio quickly gained a small following after their first 7" release Image Is Everything in 1995.
The following year, and with new record label Cartel Records, the band released their first and only full length CD, Heavy Duty. To help promote the newly released album, 3-Ply created a music video for the track Labeled. A short time later the band decided to disband and the three members went their separate ways.
At the present, former 3-Ply bassist Ben Osmundson is enjoying a successful career with Zebrahead.