RavenEye opened up the show for The Darkness Wednesday night in Chicago, and I couldn’t think of a better band to get the crowd ready. The blues-heavy riffs played by Oli Brown were met by the thundering bass of Aaron Spiers and drums from Kev Hickman. The songs often ran together with no clear beginning or ending, but the whole thing felt connected by the energy pulsating from Brown’s guitar.
These guys were a blast from beginning to end. It was easy to tell that they were great friends as well as band mates. They never missed an opportunity to mess with one another on stage. I’d never heard of RavenEye before seeing them play, but I’ll be looking into them now.