The venue has filled to near capacity as excitement fizzles for headliners Stone Broken. Deep powerful red lights flood the stage, and everyone is now ready for this. The intro music has started and cheers of anticipation begin.
The party has started as Revelation begins. The album title and first track of four delivered one after the other with no chat in between. What immediately strikes me is Rich Moss’s incredible live vocals. No way would I expect someone with his truly remarkable and unique singing voice to speak with a West Midlands accent!
The set is a mixture of the band’s older songs from their first two albums, All In TIme and Ain’t Always Easy, and of course from brand new album Revelation, which was only released a couple of days ago. The excitement of knowing and telling your audience you are about to go straight in at number five in the official midweek national album charts is clearly such a proud moment for the band, but their humility and sense of humour shows, as Rich says, “If it wasn’t for Ed Sheeran, we would be number four!” There is nothing but sincerity spoken by Rich as he is clearly humbled by the crowd’s response to the chart news.
Just before going into latest single The Devil You Know, Rich shares that it’s his personal favourite from the new album. Now personally, my favourite up tempo song that gets the crowd going is Worth Fighting For. It is clear to see each band member feeding off the audience’s reaction. Robyn’s stunning smile throughout the set and the band’s enthusiasm in knowing this high energy sound has cemented bringing everyone together.
There is more crowd interaction as items of merch are launched into some very excited hands, before crowd favourite Wait For You delivers emotion with a polished feel. Rich, Robyn, Kieron and Chris are embracing the love of Bristol tonight, and the four-piece are such a professional but down to earth band and deserve to be playing to bigger, arena sized audiences very soon.