Singer/guitarist Myles Goodwyn has been there right from the band's beginning, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Brian Greenway joined the band in 1977 and has been there ever since. The band pioneered so many of the foundations of great rock tunes and the three-guitar assault.
If I had to enter one criticism, it's that I really could have done without the bass and drum solos. The band ended up running out of time for their full encore, and if I had to choose, I'd pick hearing that encore tune over the demonstration of bass and drum mastery. Am I right?
I love April Wine's music and loved hearing so many great tunes performed live. If you love the music, you'll love their live performance.
I got to cover April Wine's last appearance at The Ex back in 2014. Those photos are here.
Cory James Mitchell Band opened the show. My pics are here.
And here are a bunch of my favourite tunes from April Wine's setlist.
"Could Have Been a Lady"
"Just Between You and Me"
"21st Century Schizoid Man"
"I Like to Rock"
"Sign of the Gypsy Queen"
"Oowatanite", which was recently covered by The Dirty Nil, check out their version here.