Concert Review of the Christian Band Haven Place

Concert Review of the Christian Band Haven Place

For my concert review I saw a local band called Haven Place. They are a Christian band that put on a free concert at my local church to spread their worship music.

Haven Place is a local Christian worship band. They put on an event known as Worship and Prayer night. The concert has about three songs in a row and then a fifteen minute break in between sets that allows the audience to pray, reflect, eat, or just relax. Their band consists of seven musician, Steven (lead guitar), Mario (bass guitar), Matt (Drums and percussion), Bobby (lead vocals), Elizabeth (back-up vocals), Richard (piano), and Dustin (Rhythm guitar and lead vocals). They began in Lancaster, CA and that is where most of their concerts take place, but they do travel to different parts of California to put on more free concerts. Although the concert is free, donations are highly recommended and appreciated. The venue in which they played was called the Desert Vineyard which is a local church in Lancaster. The Venue is a small café area that fits about fifty people. The concert was extremely small however. About fifteen to twenty people attended the concert. Although it was a tiny concert, it made the experience very personal and satisfying.

Their genre is Christian rock, but they had a very indie-rock vibe to them. They were mellow for most of their concerts, but on a few certain songs they were lively and energetic. The more energetic songs were sung by the singer Bobby, who gets the audience excited by incorporating clapping or dancing. The mellower songs were lead by Dustin whose smooth voice makes the audience relax and enjoy the concert. The sound production was definitely not the best, but it got the job done and it didn’t take away from the concert experience. The lighting of the show was made to put all of the focus on the band and every member of the band. The spot light was not only on the singer, but each of the seven band members had their own individual spot light on them. Through every song, there was a giant projector screen behind them that displayed the lyrics of their song, as they were singing them. Again, this added to the personal part of show, because it allowed the audience to sing along with the songs that they were singing. The band played eleven songs. The songs were called, “Great God”, “Forever Reign”, “No Sweeter Name”, “I Lift My Hands”, “Moving Forward”, “I am Forgiven”, “If God be for Me”, “Cannons”, “Revelation song”, :More than Anything”, and “Your Love Never Fails”. Technically the band played twelve songs because they ended the concert with a repeating of “Great God” (their “showoff “song). The concert lasted about two and a half to three hours. The band allowed a meet and greet with the audience members after the show.

The concert was overall very personal and nice. The audience was very relaxed and mellow. It was an experience that I have never been through. Every concert that I have attended before this concert was with a HUGE and popular band in a venue that fits thousands of people. But with this concert I was front row and in the face of the performers of great music. I was able to even shake hands and talk to the band members right after the show. Before, the thought of meeting the band members of a concert that I went to was just a figment of my imagination. This alone is what made the concert so special. I was able to listen and experience rock music five feet away from the musicians. The personal aspect of it all made the concert for me.