Ben Granfelt

Ben Granfelt

FIN | blues rock, classic rock

Anyone who hears the name Ben Granfelt for the first time is probably not aware of what an exceptional musician he is.

In the 1980s he began his musical career with the Finnish rock band Gringos Locos, and after a few years he joined the Finnish cult band Leningrad Cowboys . He was active there until the 1990s, then recorded a few albums with the Guitar Slingers, but At the same time, he also pursued his solo project, the Ben Granfelt Band.

Granfelt's playing skills did not go unnoticed by Andy Powell, who brought him on as second guitarist for Wishbone Ash in early 2000. During his time with Wishbone Ash, the band released two albums in which Granfelt also played a major role in the songwriting. He wrote songs such as "Faith, Hope and Love" and "Allmighty Blues".

From 2004 onwards, Granfelt devoted himself primarily to his own band . Granfelt impresses on his studio albums with his strong, mostly very melodic songwriting and his songs cover the spectrum from blues to rock music to progressive elements .

Live, the Ben Granfelt Band is a top-class band . With the current line-up, the power trio really gets the fans going. Granfelt can rely fully on his companions, who lay the foundation for the concerts with their rhythm work. Granfelt can then let off steam on the guitar as he pleases. At times he lets his guitar almost caress him, literally sings when he works it, or shines with hard rock riffs that literally lift the roof in clubs.

Another great strength is the authentic humorous manner of the Finn , who manages to take the audience on a journey of high guitar playing art within a very short time, which usually ends fittingly with his song “Going Home”.

His new album Gratitude was released in June 2023. It is a dedication to Gary Moore, Jeff Beck and Robin Trower, Ben's favorite guitarists since he started playing guitar at the age of 11.

Discover Ben Granfelt's latest album here - available as CD and LP.


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Booking : Worldwide (outside Finland, Sweden)

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