The Northern Pikes Biography (Wikipedia)
The Northern Pikes are a Canadian rock band formed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1984. The original members are Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin, Merl Bryck and Glen Hollingshead who left the band in 1985, and was replaced by Don Schmid in June 1986.
The band was active until 1993, and toured and recorded again from 1999 through to the present.
The Northern Pikes were inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Regina Saskatchewan. The entire band, Jay Semko, Merl Bryck, Don Schmid and Bryan Potvin performed at the induction ceremony.
The band released their 9th record of original material, "Forest of Love", on June 7, 2019. The 10-track record is the band's first in 16 years, and features original members Semko, Schmid and Potvin joined by Kevin Kane (Grapes of Wrath). BlueFrog Studios hosted the Pikes for two official pre-release concerts on June 6, 2019, which were viewed via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.