Bryan Potvin is best known as a guitarist, singer/songwriter and founding member of The Northern Pikes, the iconic Canadian rockers from Saskatoon.
Bryan’s love of music began early. In the summer of ‘75, at the age of 12, he worked on a potato farm in Victoria, B.C. to earn enough cash to buy his first guitar, a maroon Japanese Mann Les Paul Standard with gold hardware. When his family moved to Saskatchewan two years later, he worked part-time throughout high school to pay for guitar lessons and his record-buying habit.
The Pikes formed in the winter of 1984 and would release their major label debut Big Blue Sky in 1987. In June of 2023, the band released their 15th album, TIME to TIME.
In addition to the Pikes, Bryan worked as A&R Manager for Mercury Records Canada from 1994-2000.
Between 2008 - 2010 he travelled the world for Discovery Channel as a field recordist and composer for the 10-episode series Beyond Survival.
In this current century he has released two solo albums: Heartbreakthrough (2001) and Heartbledwhite (2013). In 2014, he formed a musical partnership with singer/songwriter and guitarist Kevin Kane of folk rockers The Grapes Of Wrath, who is now also a member of The Northern Pikes. The duo released a full-length album entitled Kane & Potvin in 2016.
On September 17th 2023, Bryan was honoured with a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance (summa cum laude) from Berklee College of Music.
He lives in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, with his wife Kate and their Airedale terrier Moogie.
Produced by Terry Brown
Produced by Ian Auger and Ian Smith
Produced by Kevin Kane and Bryan Potvin