Wrath, Pikes alumni team up for gig at Gatzke Orchard

Guitarists from The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes join up for gig at Gatzke Orchards, July 20.

  • Jul. 15, 2014 2:00 p.m.

After hosting the third annual Woodstock Revival last weekend in Oyama, Gatzke Orchard has announced its next set of musical acts that will visit the Oyama orchard.

From the mid-80s to the early-90s, The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes produced some of the catchiest and most heart-felt singles and videos to come out of Canada at that time. Although the bands shared similar values musically, they only performed on the same bill once during their heydays.

Fast forward some 20 years and the guitarists from each of these bands find themselves living just blocks away from one another in Toronto. This realization led to the two of them getting together to hang out with a couple of guitars for some casual jams, and the conclusion: “This sounds good! Let’s do some shows!”

This summer, the pair will perform in Oyama on July 20.

“We are very excited to have these two great Canadian songwriters and singers to the Big Blue Stage this summer,” says Joseph Pinheiro, event manager at Gatzke.

“I’ve know Bryan since our PolyGram days together and to have him on stage teamed up with another great Canadian talent like Kevin—I just know the Okanagan is in for a rare treat.”

This pairing presents a special treat for fans of Canadian rock, as Bryan Potvin of The Northern Pikes and Kevin Kane of The Grapes Of Wrath team up to perform their solo material and favourites from both bands, individually and as a duo.

As well as old favourites from their respective back catalogues, Potvin will also draw heavily from his just-released debut solo album, Heartbledwhite, while Kane will be performing several of the songs from last year’s Grapes comeback, High Road.

Tickets are available at www.gatzkeorchard.com.

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