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The Hop \'N\' Barleys

The Hop 'N' Barleys

On Hiatus - Confirmed: Aug. 6, 2017 (Awaiting Update)

from Victoria BC Tracks (6)

The Hop 'N' Barleys were a very popular local rock band during the 1980s and 90s, performing a lot in and around Victoria, BC, Canada. The band was a finalist in the CKUV/LG73 sponsored Spotlight '88 contest in Vancouver, and were one of the winners in the second annual Q100 sponsored Rocktoria band competition in Victoria. They had a large following of fans, built upon their ability to deliver a high-energy live show of rock covers and originals that always energized a crowd into full party mode. Over the course of two decades, the band lineup changed, but the core members — Steve Barrodale on vocals, Ken Champoux on guitar and b.vocal, and Gwyn Barrodale on bass and b.vocal — remained constant. During the early years, the band performed at many large events, and beyond covering a wide range of classic and current rock, the band had been writing and performing a large number of their own songs. After releasing a 3-song demo in early 1988, the band released their full debut album in late 1988, featuring 9 original tracks. As one of the winning acts in the Rocktoria competition, the band was granted a spot for three new original tunes on the Rocktoria II CD released in 1990. The band has not been active since around 2002, but there may be a possibility of a reunion in the future.

Audio Samples

Won't Do That Again
Can't Lie To You
We All Are Not The Same
Good For The Mind To See
Flat Top Woman
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Current Lineup

Steve Barrodalelead vocals, b.vocal1983-present
Gwyn Barrodalebass, b.vocal1983-present
Ken Champouxguitars, b.vocal1983-present
T. W. Tobindrums1994-present

Past Members

Lance Montgomerydrums1983-1989
Kevin Kotorynskikeys, b.vocal1983-1988
John Paul Bertschkeys, guitar, b.vocal1988-1990
Tom Reedguitar, b.vocal1989-1990
Ben Denslowdrums, vocal1990-1993
Status: On Hiatus
- Last confirmed Aug. 6, 2017