Live Review: East Coast Rockabilly Riot @ The Seahorse Tavern, April 12th 2013


Line-up: Ryan Cook, Chris Martin Trio, The Whiskey Kisses & burlesque performed by Miri Darling.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, when I was invited by the East Coast Rockabilly Riot, to see the show that they were presenting at the Seahorse Tavern Friday night. I was thinking along the lines that they would have a few country singers doing covers all night, that crowd would enjoy themselves, and that would be the end of it.  It wasn’t far from the truth; they did hold their end of the bargain, which was playing rockabilly music.

Of course, this is Rockabilly Riot with emphasis on the “riot” part and what I thought would be the regular run of country music covers, was actually a display of some great talent who really played to the crowd. Being a fan of Johnny Cash, the Chris Martin Trio did a great job covering and putting their own spin on the country music icon. They played classics, such as “Walk The Line” & “Boy Named Sue”. The crowd were absolutely loving it. Last night, from start to finish the crowd of mostly classy dressed gals flooded the dance floor. Oh, and did I forget to mention that this show was sold out! (You better not wait till the last minute to buy your tickets for the next one, cause this is one hot ticket).

My favorite part of the show, of course, being a dude and all was the burlesque show that they showcased between the bands. I’m photographer, and I did take a couple of photos, but I think they’d be too hot to show here on Hafilax. To explain the show, just think of western cabaret burlesque, with all guns blazing. The performance was by Miri Darling, who left the crowd waving their hands around their heads, trying to cool themselves off.

All in all it was a fun night, if you missed last night, make sure you check out the Rockabilly Riot next time it comes into town!

About the author


Me, I'm an avid music goer, documenting/photographing Halifax's music scene. I like loud shows, and long walks on the beach.