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The Northern Pikes” Debut Album 1984 Independent
1 Dancing In A Danceclub
2 Why Can’t You Look Me In The Eye
3 Love Will Break You
4 Public To Notice
5 I Think I’m Sorry
6 Don’t You Worry (Just Dance)
Copyright © 1984 Black ‘n Round Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Guitar
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Lead Guitar
Glen Hollingshead – Bass
Phil Neville – Drum Programming
All songs written by Jay Semko (Socan)
Arranged by The Northern Pikes
Produced by Mitch Barnett & The Northern Pikes
Recorded at Studio West – Pike Lake, SK.
Engineered by Mitch Barnett
Photography by Grant Kernan
Cover Design by Apex Design Graphics
Management by Robert Hodgins
Thanks to all concerned.

Scene In North America” 1985 Independent
1 Lonely House (Jay Semko)
2 You Sold The Farm (Jay Semko, Merl Bryck, Bryan Potvin)
3 What Are You Thinking? (Jay Semko)
4 Jackie T (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin)
5 Teenland (Jay Semko)
6 Working In My Head (Merl Bryck, Bryan Potvin)
7 Once In A Lifetime (A Good Thing) (Jay Semko)
8 Headache In The Heart (Merl Bryck)
Copyright © 1985 Black ‘n Round Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Lead Guitar
Rob Esch – Drums
Produced by Mitch Barnett & The Northern Pikes
Recorded & Mixed at Studio West – Pike Lake, SK.
Engineered by Mitch Barnett, assisted by Clarence Deis
Electronic & acoustic percussion by Brent Burlingham
Photography by Kevin Hogarth
Cover concept & design by Helen Quan
Thanks to Robert Hodgins & all concerned.

Big Blue Sky” 1987 Virgin Records
1 Teenland (Jay Semko)
2 You Sold The Farm (Jay Semko, Merl Bryck, Bryan Potvin)
3 Things I Do For Money (Jay Semko)
4 Just Another Guy (Jay Semko)
5 Dancing In A Danceclub (Jay Semko)
6 Jackie T (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin)
7 Lonely House (Jay Semko)
8 Love & A Muscle (Jay Semko, Merl Bryck)
9 Never Again (Jay Semko)
10 Love Will Break You (Jay Semko)
11 Heartaches Heartbreaks (Open Up) (Jay Semko)
12 Big Blue Sky (Jay Semko)
Copyright © 1987 Black ‘n Round Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Don Schmid – Drums
Produced by Rick Hutt & Fraser Hill
Recorded at Metal Works Studio – Mississauga, ON.
Engineered by Fraser Hill
Assisted by Dave Runstedler
Additional Musicians:
Barry Keane – Percussion
Wendy Davis – BG Vocals
Rebecca Jenkins – BG Vocals
Rick Hutt – Keyboards
Additional recording:
Sounds Interchange – Toronto
Grant Avenue – Hamilton
Hypnotic Sound – Toronto
Digital mixing at McClear Place Studios – Toronto, ON.
Assisted by Lou Solakofski, Martin Lee, Paul Shubat
Mastered by Bob Ludwig – Masterdisk NY
Direction by Mighty Music Management – Fraser Hill & Ed Smeall – Toronto
Crew: Craig Finley, Dave Tokar, Ann-May Sirois
Art direction & design – Hugh Syme
Photography – Glen Wexler
This album is dedicated to the memory of Neil Morgan (1961-1984)

Secrets Of The Alibi” 1988 Virgin Records
1 Place That’s Insane (Jay Semko)
2 Walk Away (Jay Semko, Merl Bryck, Bryan Potvin, Don Schmid)
3 Wait For Me (Jay Semko)
4 One Good Reason (Jay Semko)
5 Blood She Wants (Jay Semko)
6 Let’s Pretend (Jay Semko)
7 Better Twice (Merl Bryck)
8 Hopes Go Astray (Bryan Potvin)
9 Stars In The Sky (Jay Semko)
10 Hole In The Ground (Merl Bryck)
Copyright © 1988 Black ‘n Round Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Don Schmid – Drums, Percussion
Produced by Rick Hutt, Fraser Hill & The Northern Pikes
Recorded at Bearsville Studio – Bearsville, NY.
Engineered by Fraser Hill & Rick Hutt
Assisted by Chris Laidlaw
Rick Hutt – Piano, Keyboards
Guitar Technician – Bob Whyte
Additional recording & mixing at Le Studio – Morin Heights, QC.
Assisted by Paul Milner
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound – New York, NY.
Direction by Mighty Music Management – Fraser Hill & Ed Smeall – Toronto
Agent: CAA – Los Angeles, CA.
Crew: Craig Finley, Michael Kaye, Bob Whyte
Photography by Thomas Balint
Hair by Devah Hair Design – Toronto, ON.
Graphic design by Riff Raff – Toronto, ON.
Don Schmid plays Sabian Cymbals & Remo Heads

Snow In June” 1990 Virgin Records
1 Dream Away (Bryan Potvin)
2 Love These Hands (Jay Semko)
3 Kiss Me You Fool (Merl Bryck, Jay Semko)
4 She Ain’t Pretty (Bryan Potvin)
5 Tomorrow Never Comes (Merl Bryck)
6 Shadow Of Doubt (Bryan Potvin)
7 Shotgun Morning (Jay Semko)
8 Isn’t It Lovely (Jay Semko)
9 Unimportant (Merl Bryck)
10 Am I In Your Way (Bryan Potvin, Jay Semko)
11 Girl With A Problem (Jay Semko)
12 Greenfields (Jay Semko)
13 Snow In June (Bryan Potvin)
Copyright © 1990 Northern Pike Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Vocals, Guitar
Don Schmid – Drums, Percussion
Produced by Rick Hutt, Fraser Hill & The Northern Pikes
Recorded at Bearsville Studio – Bearsville, NY.
Engineered by Fraser Hill & Rick Hutt
Assisted by Chris Laidlaw
Mixes by Bob Clearmountain assisted by Chris Laidlaw at Bearsville Studio
Mixes by Hugh Padgham assisted by Rob Jaczko at A&M Studio – Los Angeles
Production Assistance – Andy Horrocks & Ian Tanner
Additional recording – Mitch Barnett, Brian Orsted, Les Cantin, Don Warkentin at Studio West – Pike Lake, SK.
Glenn Ens, Dwayne Harder at Audio Art – Saskatoon, SK.
Digital Assembly by Scott Hull at Masterdisk – New York, NY.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk NY
Art Direction & Design – Hugh Syme
Photography by Scarpati
Additional Musicians:
Garth Hudson – Organ, Keyboards, Accordion
John Sebastian – Acoustic Guitar, Harp, Autoharp
Stan Szelest – Acoustic Piano
Crystal Taliefero – Background Vocals
Rick Hutt – Keyboards, Acoustic Piano
Ian Tanner – Keyboards, Organ
Crew: Craig Finley, Bob Whyte, Rob Howick, Michael Kaye, Dean Roney, Gunner
Direction by Mighty Music Management – Fraser Hill & Ed Smeall – Toronto
Agent: Michael Greggs at The Agency – Toronto, ON.
Agent: Bobby Brooks, Mitch Rose at CAA – Los Angeles, CA.
Publicity – Jane Blumenfeld at Inpress – New York, NY.
Don Schmid plays Canwood Drums & Sabian Cymbals

Neptune” 1992 Virgin Records
1 Twister (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin)
2 Believe (Bryan Potvin)
3 All This Man Can Do (Merl Bryck, Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin, Don Schmid)
4 Worlds Away (Jay Semko)
5 Why Cry (Bryan Potvin, Jay Semko, Merl Bryck, Don Schmid)
6 Somedays (Merl Bryck)
7 Crocodile Tears (Bryan Potvin)
8 What It’s Really About (Jay Semko)
9 Hold On (Bryan Potvin)
10 Chain Of Flowers (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin, Merl Bryck, Don Schmid)
11 Francesca (Jay Semko)
12 Everything (Jay Semko)
13 Straight Line (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin, Merl Bryck, Don Schmid)
14 Black Cat (Merl Bryck)
15 The Way You Are (Bryan Potvin)
Copyright © 1992 Northern Pike Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Vocals, Guitar
Don Schmid – Drums, Percussion
Co-produced by The Northern Pikes & Rob Jaczko
Recorded at A&M Studios – Los Angeles, CA. July – August 1992
Engineered & mixed by Rob Jaczko
Assisted by Mike Baumgartner, John “Genghis” Aguto
Additional recording:
Metal Works – Toronto, ON. assisted by L. Stuart Young, Ed Krautner, Mark Peters
Blue Jay Studios – Boston, MA. assisted by Mark Wessel
Digital Editing by Dave Frangioni
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk – New York, NY.
Special Guests:
Ross Nykiforuk – Keyboards
Margo Timmins – Vocals
Jimmy “King” Amason – Slide Guitar
Ken Greer – Pedal Steel, Guitar
Greg Johns – Mellotron
Rob Jaczko – Timbales
Photography by Kevin Hogarth, Bill Kanerva
Graphics by Riff Raff
Craig Finley – Tour Manager, Lighting Director

Gig” 1993 Virgin Records
1 The Way You Are (Bryan Potvin, Jay Semko)
2 Girl With A Problem (Jay Semko)
3 Believe (Bryan Potvin)
4 Unimportant (Merl Bryck)
5 Things I Do For Money (Jay Semko)
6 Teenland (Jay Semko)
7 Worlds Away (Jay Semko)
8 Hopes Go Astray (Bryan Potvin)
9 Why Cry (Bryan Potvin, Jay Semko, Merl Bryck, Don Schmid)
10 Dancing In A Danceclub (Jay Semko)
11 She Ain’t Pretty (Bryan Potvin)
12 Everything (Jay Semko)
13 Twister (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin)
Copyright © 1993 Northern Pike Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Vocals, Guitar
Don Schmid – Drums, Percussion
Produced by The Northern Pikes
Recorded live by Les Cantin at:
“The Spectrum” – Montreal, QC. June 10, ’93
“Music Hall” – Toronto, ON. June 11, ’93
Mixed by Les Cantin at Creative House – Saskatoon, SK.
Digital Editing by Dean Friesen at Cyan Digital Media – Saskatoon, SK.
Mastered by George Graves at The Lacquer Channel – Toronto, ON.
Ross Nykiforuk – Keyboards
Leslie Stanwyck – Vocals on “Worlds Away”
Dean Friesen – House Engineer
John Dykeman – Guitar Tech
Russ Ryan – Guitar Tech
Glen Murphy – Lighting Tech
Photography by Kevin Hogarth, Bill Kanerva
Booklet Design by Antoine Moonen
Thanks to Doug Chappell, Virgin Records, & anyone & everyone who supported us.

Hits & Assorted Secrets” 1999 Virgin Records
1 Teenland (Jay Semko)
2 Things I Do For Money (Jay Semko)
3 Place That’s Insane (Jay Semko)
4 Hopes Go Astray (Bryan Potvin)
5 Let’s Pretend (Jay Semko)
6 Wait For Me (Jay Semko)
7 She Ain’t Pretty (Bryan Potvin)
8 Kiss Me You Fool (Merl Bryck, Jay Semko)
9 Dream Away (Bryan Potvin)
10 Girl With A Problem( Jay Semko)
11 Wasting Away (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin)
12 What She Wants (Merl Bryck)
13 Beautiful Summer (Bryan Potvin)
14 Chain Of Flowers (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin, Merl Bryck, Don Schmid)
15 Believe (Bryan Potvin)
16 Worlds Away (Jay Semko)
17 Unimportant (Merl Bryck)
18 Dancing In A Danceclub (Jay Semko)
Copyright © 1999 Northern Pike Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Vocals, Guitar
Don Schmid – Drums, Percussion
Produced for release by Warren Stewart for EMI Music Canada
All tracks Re-mastered by Ted Carson at Music Lane Inc. – Toronto, ON.
Package Design by Verve Graphic Consultants Inc. – Toronto, ON.

Live 2000” Northern Pike Songs
1 Better Twice (Merl Bryck)
2 Greenfields (Jay Semko)
3 Believe (Bryan Potvin)
4 Wait For Me (Jay Semko)
5 Out Of Love (Merl Bryck)
6 Jackie T (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin)
7 Kiss Me You Fool (Merl Bryck, Jay Semko)
8 Snow In June (Bryan Potvin)
9 Chain Of Flowers (Jay Semko, Bryan Potvin, Merl Bryck, Don Schmid)
Copyright © 2000 Northern Pike Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Vocals, Guitar
Don Schmid – Drums, Percussion
Recorded live by Corey Parmenter in:
North Bay, ON – April 26, ’00
Wakefield, QC. – April 28, ’00
Toronto, ON. – April 29, ’00
Mixed & Mastered by Peter Moore at The E Room – Toronto, ON.
Design & photos by Fresh Vibe North
Management by Alex DeCartier at Squaredog – Toronto, ON.

Truest Inspiration” 2001 Northern Pike Songs
1 Beautiful Music (Jay Semko)
2 Christ (Merl Bryck)
3 I Can’t Compare (Bryan Potvin)
4 Head First (Jay Semko)
5 Out Of Love (Merl Bryck)
6 Michigan (Bryan Potvin)
7 Favourite Cousin (Still In Prison) (Jay Semko)
8 Colour Into Colour (Merl Bryck)
9 Little Boy Kelly (Merl Bryck, Neil Morgan)
10 Swirl (Jay Semko)
11 Echo Off The Beach (Bryan Potvin)
Copyright © 2001 Northern Pike Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Vocals, Guitar
Don Schmid – Drums, Percussion
Produced by David Baxter
Recorded & mixed at The Rogue – Toronto, ON.
August – October 2000
Engineered by James Paul & J Elliot
Mixed by James Paul
Mastered by Phil Demetro at The Lacquer Channel
Design by Committee (Paul van Dongen)
Photography by Daniel Cremin
Additional Musicians:
Melanie Doane – Vocals, Violin
Jack Lenz – Piano, Hammond Organ
Bob Egan – Pedal Steel
Jim McGrath – Programming
David Baxter – Additional Guitar, bass, keyboards & other cool stuff
Special thanks to Bazil Donovan for the guitars
Thanks to Glen Jackson at Marlboro Classics – Toronto, ON.
Management by Alex DeCartier at Squaredog, assisted by Jane St Claire – Toronto, ON.
Agent – S L Feldman, George Elmes, Olivia Ryan, Rob Pattee, Jane Samis
Travel Arrangements by “En Tour” Dorothy McAuley & Brenda Caspar
Thanks to Maija Graham & Larry Graves for creating our website in 2001
Don Schmid plays Canwood drums & Sabian cymbals

It’s A Good Life” 2003 Northern Pike Songs
1 It’s A Good Life (Jay Semko)
2 Don’t Hate Me (Bryan Potvin)
3 Underwater (Merl Bryck)
4 Foolish Pride (Bryan Potvin)
5 End Of Our Year (Merl Bryck)
6 Dandelions (Jay Semko)
7 Innocence Hides From You (Bryan Potvin)
8 Tomorrow (Jay Semko)
9 Swim Into The Rhythm (Merl Bryck)
10 Blame The Song (Bryan Potvin, Jay Semko, Merl Bryck, Don Schmid)
Copyright © 2003 Northern Pike Songs (Socan)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Vocals, Guitar
Don Schmid – Drums, Percussion
Produced by The Northern Pikes & Ross Nykiforuk
Engineered & mixed by Ross Nykiforuk at Cosmic Pad Studio
Saskatoon, SK. – February 2003
Mastered by Peter Moore at The E Room – Toronto, ON.
Art Direction & Design by Martin Soldat
Web Design 2003 by Maija Graham
Management by Jeff Liberty MASmusicman@aol.com
Keyboards by Ross Nykiforuk
Don Schmid plays Canwood drums & Sabian cymbals

“ICON” 2016 Universal Music
1 Teenland (Jay Semko)
2 Things I Do For Money (Jay Semko)
3 Big Blue Sky (Jay Semko)
4 Wait For Me (Jay Semko)
5 Hopes Go Astray (Bryan Potvin)
6 She Ain’t Pretty (Bryan Potvin)
7 Girl With A Problem (Jay Semko)
8 Kiss Me You Fool (Merl Bryck, Jay Semko)
9 Dream Away (Bryan Potvin)
10 Snow In June (Bryan Potvin)
11 Believe (Bryan Potvin)
Jay Semko – Vocals, Bass
Merl Bryck – Vocals, Guitar
Bryan Potvin – Vocals, Guitar
Don Schmid – Drums, Percussion
© This compilation 2016 Universal Music Canada Inc.
Compilation supervised by Warren Stewart for Universal Music Canada
Art Direction: Vartan, adapted by Simon Paul
Mastered by Andres Lara
Cover Photo: scarpati
Inlay Photo: Kevin Hogarth www.hogarthphoto.com
We would like to thank Warren Stewart & Ivar Hamilton for years of
support & for making this ICONS release a reality.
We would also like to thank our fans, families, friends & crew for
supporting us over the last 32 years.