Having Run River North perform at the Drake Hotel was a perfect venue for the band and audience. It was an intimate setting where the crowd got to connect the band. There were jokes about being an all Asian band and storytelling in between songs. They did a perfect job mixing upbeat and chill songs. It was a really comforting show for a Wednesday night in Toronto.
Run River North has amazing original songs and they performed each song with soul to make everyone happy in the venue. They played many of their sing-a-long songs with deep lyrics such as ‘Growing Up’ , ‘Monsters Calling Home’ and ‘In the Water’. However, when they covered The Killers’ song ‘Mr. Brightside’, it was a very breathtaking moment. Out of all the concerts I’ve been to, I have never heard the audience go completely silent and all they wanted to hear was the band perform. There was no cheering, heckling or chatter because everybody in the venue was so absorbed into their cover. The way they covered the song was so different and had an emotional take on it. It was a beautiful moment for both the band and crowd.
I would definitely go and see them perform live again and you should to. Especially if you’re looking for a show to go with your friends, lounge and enjoy good music to sway to.