Bruno Pelletier was born August 7, 1962 in Charlesbourg, a suburb of Quebec, to Liette and Laurent Pelletier. He was interested in music from an early age; his father gave him his first guitar when he was seven years old. He plays several instruments. In 1983 in Charlesbourg, he and some friends started English-speaking rock groups called Amanite and Sneak Preview. After that, wanting to perform in French, he started a group called Pëll.