Ben Grenier Canadian musician based in the Laurentians, Qc. has been devoted to the arts since he was 8 years old. Beginning with Drums and then Piano, Guitar and Bass.
Born in Quebec, Ben soon realized that he loved the english culture and language. In his mid-teens, he was also interested in everything related to musical production, from sound recording to musical technology innovations. At the age of 18 he left Quebec for Toronto to perfect his English and perform with various musicians. Upon his return to Quebec, he explored the world of musical production with John Farley (producer for Martine St-Clair). During this time he discovered his passion, that has guided him since that day, studio musician, composer, arranger and sound engineer. The 1990’s were a testament to Grenier's professional beginnings. He contributes to the production and arrangement of many albums connecting all musical styles: new age, classical, rock, pop. The multi-instrumentalist also participates in the soundtrack of these albums as composer and as performer.
Thus, this new introspective motivation adequately and totally completes his calling as a singer-songwriter and composer Influenced by the soundtracks of French film comedies à la De Funès, Mozart and Bach, and by the British hits of the 70s and 80s, this artist creates for the ear an amalgam that succeeds technically and emotionally. Grenier switches from piano, drums, guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals to offer us an old school expression of listening.
Ben is also the Founder of Walk of Life formed in 2013 and Cold Shelter, The pop rock essence of Cold Shelter is a blend of blues and progressive music with a touch of new wave. Band formed in Montreal on November 2019 is composed of Ben Grenier, Dominic Siciliano and JF Lachaine The musical backdrop supported by the bass lines of JF Lachaine layered with the rock inspired guitar tracks of Dominic Siciliano and Ben Grenier's progressive drums and piano define the sound. The main writing team of Siciliano and Grenier have blended their individual talents into a flawless union. Melody & purpose in the hopes of reaching the listener..