Review By: Jenna Melanson
Photo Credit: James & Jenna Melanson
Who: Sea Perry & Carmel Mikol Band
When: October 29, 2015
Where: The Carleton Music Bar & Grill, Halifax NS
Sudbury, ON based trio, Sea Perry made their way to the East Coast for a few dates, and Halifax was lucky enough to be graced by their presence. It was a rainy day, but nonetheless we made the 3 hour voyage to The Carleton to see these guys do what they do!
At 10pm the Carmel Mikol Band hit the stage, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed their set. Carmel has such a large voice, and the highlight of their set for me was “Caroline”, which was based on a missing person poster that she had saw.
Next, the boys from Sea Perry hit the stage with amped up energy with 3 songs that I hadn’t heard before, “Till The Day I Die”, “Temporary Escape” and “Are We Alone”, and as with all the songs I have heard from the band, they were right up my alley.
Next, a familiar song began to play and it happened to be one of my favourites, “Lion”. I couldn’t resist singing along with the band. Lead vocalist, Chris Milligan has such a strong voice which is perfectly complimented by Shawn Fisher and Chad Bouchard, these three guys didn’t take long to become one of my favourite bands when I heard their CD and now they have shown they are also experts at live shows, even after a “few” drinks…thanks to Nate.
As the show went on, there were many silly moments and lots more great tunes such as “Molly’s Shoes”, “Do What You Do” and “Miles Away”. If you ever have the chance to check out Sea Perry, do it! Seriously, you won’t regret it.
I’m sure you want to see more from Sea Perry, and you’re in luck! Canadian Beats photographer/writer, B Hartling caught the guys in Moncton on October 30, so keep an eye out for her photo review!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.