Two frontmen, one big little show

Bozzini's presents the return of Kevin Kane of the Grapes of Wrath and Bryan Potvin of The Northern Pikes

Bryan Potvin and Kevin Kane

Bryan Potvin and Kevin Kane

They’re back by popular demand.

Live music fans can spend hundreds of dollars and hours driving to the River Rock to watch The Grapes of Wrath and Northern Pikes headline their New Years’ Eve gig.

Or catch the frontmen of both bands as they perform two intimate shows as a duo in Chilliwack the night before at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge.

Bozzini’s presents the return of Kevin Kane of the Grapes of Wrath and Bryan Potvin of The Northern Pikes on Dec. 30.

“The duo were in Chilliwack last Summer and blew everyone away,” said owner Mano Asprakis. “Don’t miss this rare treat to see these two great artists perform together.”

It was in 1984 when The Northern Pikes were founded in Saskatoon out of the ashes of such bands as The Idols, Seventeen Envelope and Doris Daye. Three years later, the group released Big Blue Sky. The album featured the hit singles, “Teenland”, “Things I Do For Money” and “Dancing In A Dance Club”. Their later hits included “Wait For Me”, “Hopes Go Astray”, “Let’s Pretend”, “She Ain’t Pretty”, “Kiss Me You Fool”, “Girl With A Problem” and “Dream Away”.

Formed in Kelowna in 1983, The Grapes of Wrath released their first studio album, September Bowl of Green just a year later. Their 1987 album, Treehouse was produced by Tom Cochrane and featured the hit single, “Peace of Mind”. In 1989, they released their most commercially successful album, Now and Again which spawned their biggest hit single, “All The Things I Wasn’t”. The group’s 1991 album, These Days featured their highest-charting singles, “I Am Here” and “You May Be Right”.

As well as old favourites from their respective back catalogues, Potvin will also be drawing 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, and may slip in a tune or two from his next solo project.

Bryan Potvin and Kevin Kane, at Bozzini’s on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Early show at 6 p.m. Late show at 9:30 p.m. Doors open 90 minutes before each show. Tickets $22/$25 at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744