Brian Greenway

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Brian Greenway
Born (1951-10-01) October 1, 1951 (age 65)[1]
Hawkesbury, Ontario
Origin Canada
Genres Rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, harmonica, vocals
Associated acts April Wine, Mashmakhan, The Dudes
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul

Brian Gilbert Greenway (born October 1, 1951 in Hawkesbury, Ontario) is a Canadian guitarist, vocalist, and harmonicist, most recognized for playing in the Canadian rock bands April Wine, Mashmakhan,[2] and the Dudes. Greenway has been performing with April Wine from 1977 to 1986 when the band split, and again from 1992 to the present day.[3][4]

After April Wine broke up in 1986, Greenway embarked on a solo career and recorded Serious Business which continued the traditional April Wine mix of heavy rockers and ballads. It is often said that Greenway is responsible for giving April Wine a "harder edged" sound.[3][5]

TV special[edit]

In 1991, Greenway became the subject of his own hour-long TV special entitled Brian Greenway and Friends.[6][7] The show featured Greenway and his ensemble of friends (keyboardist Jimmy Tanaka, guitarist Jeff Smallwood, bassist Jeff Nystrom, supporting vocalist and percussionist Nanette Workman, and former Mashmakhan/April Wine drummer Jerry Mercer) performing songs from both his 1988 solo project and April Wine catalogue. This In-Concert special was video-taped live in Laval, Quebec by CFCF-Channel 12 Montreal, and broadcast nationally by CTV-Canada on August 7, 1991, and February 15, 1992.[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brian Greenway – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. October 1, 1951. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Mashmakhan – The Canadian Encyclopedia". Archived from the original on September 16, 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  3. ^ a b "CANOE – JAM! Music – Pop Encyclopedia – April Wine". Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  4. ^ "April Wine inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame, finally". Retrieved 2010-04-18. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Celebrate The Legacy – People Passion & Print". Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  6. ^ a b "April Wine – Video – the Buerster Collection". Archived from the original on September 4, 2011. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  7. ^ a b "Canadian – CanConRox – Canadian Music Calendar". Archived from the original on January 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 

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