Myles Goodwyn (born in Woodstock, New Brunswick) is a record producer, guitarist, lead vocalist, main songwriter, painter and founding member of the veteran Canadian rock band April Wine. As the longest serving and only original member, he has led the band from its modest garage band roots (in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1969) to multi-platinum sales exceeding 20 million records worldwide. He continues to lead the band to the present day.
In 2003 Myles Goodwyn received an ECMA Lifetime Achievement Award for his impact on the music industry of Atlantic Canada. Goodwyn has also received numerous writing and publishing awards internationally including the prestigious Socan Classic Award for more than 1,000,000 airplays. In 2009 he and April Wine won the coveted Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Award. In 2010, he and his group were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Myles Goodwyn & Friends of the Blues, his second solo effort, is an all-blues album featuring a slew of guest performers that include Amos Garrett, David Wilcox, Frank Marino, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, and Rick Derringer. The album is slated for release in the Spring of 2015. Goodwyn is presently finishing his memoirs, Just Between You and Me, with acclaimed Canadian music industry author Martin Melhuish. The book will be published in the fall of 2016. Goodwyn’s first fictional novel, Elvis and Tiger, will be released in 2015.
For nearly a decade Goodwyn has actively supported and raised funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Goodwyn is the founder of the charitable foundation, Soleful Caring … Shoes for the Homeless, est. 2014. Goodwyn presently lives on a country estate outside of Montreal, Quebec.