Seven musicians formed Con Brio in 2003 with the same passion for the Bay Area’s signature funk and psychedelic soul. San Francisco is where Sly and The Family Stone, Tower Of Power, The Headhunters and Darondo flourished. Con Brio produced their first EP, Kiss The Sun, in 2015 and are already famous on the West Coast for their electric concerts and Ziek McCarter’s velvety vocals. After touring the US and Europe alongside veterans Galactic and Fishbone, the Californians headed to the studio to put their buzzing live energy on record in 2016. The result is called Paradise, an album in which “We tried to create a narrative arc in the same way as we link tracks when we play live,” says McCarter. Con Brio has set the stages at the top US festivals Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Summerfest on fire. A good omen.
Ziek McCarter (vcl), Brendan Liu (tp), Marcus Stephens (ts), Benjamin Andrews (g), Patrick Glynn (k), Jonathan Kirchner (b), Andrew Laubacher (dms)