East River Rats
7 piece high energy celtic rock hailing from the northern shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. We've come to make you party!
East River Rats was founded by front man Brian MacKenzie in the summer of 2016, bringing his Scottish roots and love of powerful Celtic music to the vanguard. After several attempts at building the band with various local musicians the final/current line-up was born in the summer of 2017 and includes Caleb MacIvor on bass, accordion and vocals, Marree MacKenzie on the fiddle, Cole Yorke on mandolin and backing vocals, Eli Hollett on drums and backing vocals, Greg Stanley on guitar and backing vocals, Jarvis Hale on banjitar, and Brian MacKenzie on vocals, tin whistle, guitar and bodhran.
Hailing from the northern shore of Nova Scotia, Canada (widely known as the birthplace of New Scotland), these seven musicians come together to create a unique high energy blend of Celtic rock that has a little something for everyone to enjoy, and a live performance and presence that has to be seen to believe.