In late 1969, April Wine was founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia. However, the band members—guitarist/vocalist Myles Goodwyn, drummer Ritchie Henman, bassist Jimmy Henman, and guitarist David Henman—quickly relocated to Montreal. Their self-titled first album and their first hit song, "Fast Train," were released in the same year. Jimmy Clench took over for Jimmy Henman shortly after his departure. "You Could Have Been a Lady," from On Record, became the band's first Canadian number one song the following year.
Myles Goodwyn and April Wine played their final official "live" gig in Truro, Nova Scotia, not far from where it all began. The arena was packed with spectators to see the band perform despite a significant snowfall. He declared that although he would no longer be going coast to coast on tour, he might occasionally stop by and play with the band if they were in his neighborhood.
The other members of April Wine have been with the group for a considerable amount of time, even though they are being referred to as a "new lineup." Roy Nichol and Richard Lanthier have been with the band for 11 and 13 years, respectively, and Brian Greenway has been a member for an astounding 46 years.
Despite not being a newcomer to the music industry, Marc Parent provides a wealth of expertise to the band as the lead singer. April Wine is well-positioned to carry on their heritage as one of Canada's most recognizable rock bands with a lineup full of seasoned musicians. Awaiting their next performance with great anticipation, fans want to see what these gifted musicians will have to offer..
How to hire April Wine for an event
Learn how to hire April Wine or research availability and pricing for booking April Wine to perform at a corporate event, fundraiser, private party, social media campaign, fair or festival, tradeshow or conference, endorsement project, or hire April Wine as a guest speaker, please submit the form to our agency.
Frequently Asked Questions about booking April Wine to perform.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like April Wine in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking April Wine or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
April Wine's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking April Wine for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book April Wine, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing April Wine. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate April Wine booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book April Wine for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final April Wine booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will April Wine charge for an event. An example fee to book April Wine is in the starting range of $25,000-$39,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book April Wine for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the April Wine agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book April Wine, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the April Wine booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for April Wine, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Rock, Rock-Classic, Male, Age Group-30's-50's, Canadian