BBQ Pope are (from left to right): Sean Hackl (Guitar & Vocals), Reid Millar (Bass & Vocals) & Duncan Briggs (Drums).
The band was formed in August of 2015 after childhood friends and bandmates Reid Millar and Sean Hackl decided to re-form their old band with the new name BBQ POPE. Sean and Duncan met in high school at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, where they discovered their musical chemistry through the band program.
Since forming BBQ Pope, the band has grown immensely. They have toured, released an album, received Radio Play, opened for Major Acts, and have played many of Toronto's most famous venues such as: The Silver Dollar Room, The Smiling Buddha, Rivoli, The Baby G, Bovine Sex Club, D-Beatstro & more.
The bands first release was their debut EP titled, "Squid Vicious" (2016). The EP was recorded live off the floor and intended to be a demo recording. This gained the band a small but dedicated local following and helped channel their songwriting skills in preparation for their debut Album!
In July 2017, after running a successful indie go-go campaign and working hard in the studio for two months, BBQ Pope released a much anticipated self-titled Debut Album. This was followed by a week long tour across Ontario and Quebec, with a sold-out hometown show in Toronto!
Over the next year, BBQ Pope became a powerful force in the Toronto music scene. Playing with many of Toronto's top Garage Rock and punk bands at numerous clubs. Being 18/19 year olds, BBQ Pope are one of the youngest bands on the club circuit right now!
On March 3rd, 2018. BBQ Pope released, "Winters of My Youth" (Single) with B-Side, "Before and After". A step forward for the bands critical and conscious songwriting efforts.
"These two singles are a promising start to the future work of BBQ Pope. The culmination of heavy punk sounds and moments of tranquility are an admirable approach to the songwriting process." - Pure Nowhere Magazine
The Band is constantly writing new material and is currently planning out touring for 2018, they will be playing Canadian Music Week 2018, and have applied for other festivals throughout Canada!
"BBQ POPE: IT'S FAT, IT'S PUNK, IT'S GOOD!" - Still In Rock (Brooklyn based webzine)