Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts Tickets
“Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts” is an acclaimed rock band from Vancouver. The band was created in 1980. The name of the band stemmed from the popular album by Lou Reed which came out in 1983. If you are a fan of the band or would like to be a part of a riveting live music concert then this is the best chance for you to avail your Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts tickets and enjoy a fantastic live music concert. The name of “Barney Bentall’s” first band was “Brandon Wolf” which was a pseudonym that he made up. The group was formed in 1979 and the original line-up of the group comprised of Doug McFetridge (guitarist), Derek Morrison (drummer), Bentall (lead vocalist), and Kevin Swain (bassist). This line-up was later reformed when Jack Guppy (drummer) Wilf Froese (keyboardist) and Brad Kilbum (bassist) were added to the ranks.
Buy Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts Tickets
Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts
The songs were written by Bentall along with his friend as well as his songwriting partner Gary Fraser. In 1979, they released an album titled Excerpt from the Montmartre Letters, a four track EP. In 1980 they released another 5 track EP called “Not Guilty” which was released on A&M Records. This EP received a rather humble amount of success in Canada. Brandon Wolf effectively recorded and consequently released a 13 song LP titled Losing Control on the band’s own label, Possible Worlds Records.
In 1984, the Bentall reverted back to his own name. Guppy, Bentall, Nairne, Cam Bowman the keyboardist and Barry Muir the bassist successfully recorded some great demos that caught the attention of Bob Rock a prominent producer. By 1988, they changed their name to “Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts.” They got their first major breakthrough when they signed up for CNS/Epic Records and released a music video for their hit song, “Something to Live For” in 1987.
Their self-titled first album included three Canadian songs: “House of Love (is Haunted)”, “Something to Live For”, “Come Back to Me”, all which sold more the 100,000 copies and earned platinum status. After the success of their debut album, David Reimer a prominent musician became a part of the band. They won a “Juno Award” in 1989 in the category of “Most Promising Group of the Year”. A year later, in 1990, Naime, Fraser and Bentall were nominated for the prestigious Genie Award for their song, “Restless Dreamer”. They had written this song together and it featured as the OST of American Boyfriends, a movie by Sandy Wilson.
“Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts” released another four albums on Epic Records and then on Sony Records. They garnered many more hits with songs like “Doin’ Fine”, “Crime Against Love”, “Shattered”, “Life Could Be Worse”, “Do Ya”, and “Livin in the 90s”. The band consistently toured all over the United States and Canada in the late 80s and early part of the 90s. In 1997 they released another album after which the band went on a hiatus. Bentall took a rather long break and worked on his ranch located in the known Cariboo region of British Columbia, prior to releasing a solo album in 2006 called Gift Horse.
Regardless of the solo projects that the band members worked on, the “Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts” have continued to perform exciting live concerts. The energy witnessed at their shows is captivating. Their concerts have for the most time been sold out well in advance which speaks volumes about their colossal fan following. Book your cheap Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts tickets and experience a live music performance that will be truly memorable.
Frequently Asked Questions