Having never heard of Raynham Park previously, let alone set foot inside, I was pleasantly surprised to find a simplistic layout: A square art gallery, not huge but sizable, and no green rooms. Just a stage at one end, merch and drinks at the other, plus a skylight in the ceiling with a disco-ball at its centre. One could tell it was going to be both intimate AND rowdy at the same time.
With a projected backdrop bearing the band’s logo, Coridian's Dity Maharaj and the three Raven brothers ascended the stage ascended the stage to warm applause, visibly eager to start the show. At times, as the lighting reflected off the white ceiling, it seemed to envelope entire the stage instead of just the musicians, creating a living room-esque atmosphere.
As usual, with each perfectly-timed hop, Dity commanded the audience to move with him as he let out soaring notes. Guitarist Mike ripped up riffs, beard-banging during every chorus. On the drum set, Kris held down the solid rhythms and smooth grooves, with assistance from Nick on bass guitar.
Audience numbers started to fill out the venue, as Coridian made their way through a nine-song set, including their hit singles Blind Faith, Reflections, and their newest release, Rite of Passage. Oh, and their cover of Chris Isaak’s classic Wicked Game went down a treat, particularly with that nice, rigid breakdown near the end.