Prior to forming the Legendary Hearts in 1987, Barney Bentall was part of the emerging Vancouver new wave music scene of the early 1980’s. His band, Brandon Wolf, released two EPs as well as a full length album before reforming themselves into a 1960’s cover band called the Revengers. Playing biker dances, hay rides, funerals and strip clubs in order to afford discounted studio time at the now legendary Little Mountain Sound, the band worked with soon to be famous producer Bob Rock on the demos that would spur CBS records to sign Bentall to a recording contract. The bands eponymous first record Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts released in 1988 garnered the band a JUNO Award and went on to sell over 100,000 copies (platinum).
Singles such as “Come Back to Me,” “The House of Love is Haunted” and perhaps their biggest hit “Something to Live For” were radio staples during the 1980’s.
Barney has released four solo records, Gift Horse, Inside Passage, Flesh and Bone and Tightrope Walk. He tours solo, with his band The Bonapartes, Bentall Taylor Ulrich and the High Bar Gang.