Northern Pikes

EP 259 | The Northern Pikes/New Album Time to Time


In 2016  stellar  Canadian band 54.40 released an album La Difference: A History Unplugged. It was a brilliant reworking of their greatest hits.

You could instantly tell it was one of their songs but the instrumentation and overall sound had been changed and made fresher. It brought new life to older songs and I thought it was a great move. Clever and classic.  It takes a band working together to allow each member to express what they feel about a song they’ve been playing for years.

7 years later, here comes The Northern Pikes. They also have a nice collection of hits and the commitment to reimagine those hits and bring new life to them. Acoustically inspired.

Before Covid changed the World,  they had planned to release a 30th-anniversary salute to their landmark album Snow in June.

A collection of Pikes songs driven by one of the best radio hits ever released in Canada – She ain’t Pretty.

This interview takes us through the group think about how to carry on and what it would sound like.

The Pikes have just released an acoustically driven album called TIME TO TIME that includes 7 songs from Snow in June and three new songs.

Between my radio life and many years at Much West, I crossed paths and got to hang with Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin, Don Schmid and the “new kid” in the band Kevin Kane (also a charter member of The Grapes of Wrath)

This Mulligan Stew Podcast features a delightful gathering of Jay, Bryan and Kevin and myself. We could have filled the time just remembering stories from the late ’80s and ’90s but we had new versions of Pikes hits to talk about and play.

Girl with a Problem, a Celtic feeling Green Fields, a smashing reworking of the title track and a She Ain’t Pretty that still rocks – acoustically.

Come hang with The Pikes and their album Time to Time

Mulligan Stew June 10th 2023- Special Guests The Northern Pikes


It’s  The Northern Pikes new album TIME to TIME. 


Most of the re-imagined and re-recorded songs come from their 1990 album Snow in June.

Including a fabulous acoustic re-recording of She Ain’t Pretty. Plus 3 new songs.

Joining us on a Zoom session are Originals Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin and Kevin Kane, co-founder of The Grapes of Wrath.

The Pikes  had planned to do this just before Covid hit to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Snow in June.

7 songs from Snow in June are re-recorded acoustically. With delicious harmonies and instruments. Plus they wrote and recorded three new Pikes songs.

Rediscover The Pikes. Well worth your seek.

The complete interview can be found on the Mulligan Stew Podcast and the video version on the TerryDavidMulligan YouTube Channel



Mulligan Stew – Guests Northern Pikes Terry Mulligan mulliganstewdotca
Jailhouse Rock Jeff Beck Group Beck-Ola
everything is broken Sheryl Crow & Jason Isbell Threads
Easier and Harder Wm Prince Stand in the Joy
Make it happy Lyle Lovett and his large band Its not big It’s Large
All shook up Billy Joel Honeymoon in Vegas Sndtrk
Mulligan Stew – Guests are Northern Pikes New album Time to Time TDMulligan
You are my sunshine Ray Charles True Genius
Makin’ Whoopie Ray Charles True Genius
Nighttime is the right time Ray Charles Monday Morning Blues
Deane House River Cafe Thank you both
Hiding out in the open Feist Multitudes
Vultures John Mayer Continuum
Hard to be Human Bette LaVette Single
Special guests Northern Pikes New album Time to Time TDMulligan
Forever Young Bob Dylan Shadow Kingdom
Young Americans Bowie best of
Rip it up Los Lobos single
I will The Beatles White Album
This is Mulligan Stew – Year 27 Terry David Mulligan Our Guests Northern Pikes
Every breath you take String – Bruce Springsteen Released! The Human Rights Concerts
Telegraph Road Dire Straits Love over Gold
They can’t take that away from me Rickie Lee Jones Pieces of Treasure
Coyotes Banff Thank you for 25 years of support NEXT The Pikes
Ol’ Brushy Steve Dawson and Telescope Three Phantom Threshold
Killing Floor Howlin’ Wolf Best of
Money Honey Elvis Elvis Presley
Mulligan Stew Next Bryan – Jay – Kevin – -The Northern Pikes
Northern Pikes Interview with TDM New Album Time to Time
Dream Away The Northern Pikes Time to Time
Bryan Potvin – Kevin Kane – Jay Semko The Northern Pikes Complete interview on Mulligan Stew and YouTube Podcast
Girl with a problem The Northern Pikes Time to Time
Northern Pikes Interview Jay – Bryan – Kevin Video Interview on tdm YouTube Channel and Mulligan Stew Podcast
She ain’t pretty The Northern Pikes Time to Time