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 through their mutual high school band class (which is where they discovered their musical chemistry). 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 across Toronto at venues such as: The Silver Dollar Room, The Smiling Buddha, Rivoli, D-Beatstro, The Cavern Bar & multiple house shows. They have also played in Montreal at Bistro De Paris Bistro, and are planning on touring more in 2017.
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 throw All Ages shows and release music on their Bandcamp.
BBQ Pope's debut EP titled, "Squid Vicious" was released on June 20th, 2016 through FRIED Records Bandcamp as well as on their personal Bandcamp. The EP was recorded live off the floor with overdubs at D.C. Sound Studios in Etobicoke, Canada. It was mixed by: BBQ Pope.
The band has gained a strong following throughout the GTA area and have played sold out shows at venues such as: The Smiling Buddha & Rivoli. Their highly energetic and engaging stage presence, mixed with their catchy hooks and sing along choruses have given BBQ Pope a solid rep within the Toronto music scene!
In 2017, the band plans on recording a debut Album with the help of Sound Engineer and Producer: Brandon Bak (Possum). They will also be opening up for California punks, "No Parents" on March 8th at the Smiling Buddha, and they plan on Touring more throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Canadian Maritimes this year.