Barney Bentall

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Barney Bentall
Birth name Barnard Franklin Bentall
Born March 1956
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1979–present
Labels Epic, True North
Associated acts Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, The High Bar Gang

Barnard Franklin "Barney" Bentall (born March 1956 in Toronto[1]) is a Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter who is most well known for his 1990s-era band, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts. Their most successful Canadian singles included "Something to Live For", "Life Could Be Worse", "Crime Against Love" and "Come Back to Me". Although it is rarely mentioned, he is also a member of the prominent Bentall family of Dominion Construction and the Bentall Centre, in downtown Vancouver, BC.[2] He has also recorded under the pseudonym Brandon Wolf.

After ten years of recording and touring with the Legendary Hearts, Bentall started a cattle ranch in 1997 in British Columbia. Then in 2006, he released his first solo album titled Gift Horse on True North Records on August 3, 2006. In 2008, he released a DVD of his live The Grand Cariboo Opry show, which included a 12-track audio CD.

In 2009, Bentall joined Shari Ulrich and Tom Taylor to release the album "Live" at Cates Hill.

Bentall teamed up with Ulrich again in 2010 to form The High Bar Gang, a bluegrass-styled band.[3] The band features Shari Ulrich, Kirby Barber and Wendy Bird for vocal harmony along with Rob Becker, Colin Nairne, and David Barber.

His son Dustin Bentall is also a professional musician.[4]

Solo discography[edit]

Title Album details
Gift Horse
The Grand Cariboo Opry
  • Release date: August 26, 2008
  • Label: Golden Cage Music
"Live" at Cates Hill
(with Shari Ulrich and Tom Taylor)
  • Release date: April 14, 2009
  • Label: Esther Records
The Inside Passage
  • Release date: September 22, 2009
  • Label: True North Records|-
Flesh and Bone
  • Release date: November 13, 2012
  • Label: True North Records

See also[edit]

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts - for discography.


  1. ^ Bateman, Jeff. "Bentall, Barnard Franklin". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  2. ^ Ross, Mike (1998-09-24). "Bentall turned back on riches". Jam!/Canoe. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  3. ^ "The High Bar Gang". True North Records. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Stephen Smith, "Dustin Bentall finding his roots", Okotoks Western Wheel, November 22, 2010

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