BBQ Pope are (from left to right): Sean Hackl (Guitar, Vocals), Duncan Briggs (Drums) & Reid Millar (Bass, Vocals).
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, and discovered their musical chemistry through the band program. Duncan was asked to join the band the day before their first gig, in the school yard of Hillcrest Public School in Toronto, Ontario.
Since then BBQ Pope have grown immensely, playing bigger and better shows all the time! The band has toured, received Radio Play, opened for major touring acts, and played famous Toronto venues such as: The Silver Dollar Room, The Smiling Buddha, Rivoli, Hard Luck Bar, D-Beatstro, The Cavern Bar & many house shows. They have also played in Montreal at Divan Orange & Bistro De Paris-Bistro.
In July 2017, after running a successful indie go-go campaign and working hard in the studio for 2 months. The band released their much anticipated Debut Self-titled Lp, "BBQ Pope". Which was followed by a week long tour throughout Ontario and Quebec, with a sold-out hometown show in Toronto!
BBQ Pope are members of Toronto Garage Rock Label "FRIED Records". A community of musician's and artists who focus on inclusion and respect for all fans and artists. They frequently throw All Ages shows and release music on their Bandcamp.