Con Brio

Winter 2016 Highlights: ‘Money’ Video and Birds of Paradise European Tour

It’s been a busy couple months here at Con Brio headquarters — so busy, obviously, that we haven’t had time to update this dang website. Currently writing from Utrecht, Netherlands, where the people are tall and beautiful and where, in a few hours, we’ll be playing our last show of a whirlwind international tour.

But first things first: We released a music video for “Money.”



This video was shot at the historic Swedish American Hall in San Francisco and directed by our dear friend Pete Lee, with his collective Scandinavia. It was an absolute labor of love, and we got as many friends and members of our Bay Area music family in on the act as we possibly could — make sure to watch until the end for a cameo from the local Extra Action Marching Band.

Then we fled the country.

Just kidding. But we did return to Japan, France, and the Netherlands for the second time this year, and it’s been a blast. A few highlights, in no particular order:

In Japan, Smashing Mag wrote this lovely review of our show at Shibuya Duo Exchange.

In Paris, we appeared live on Quotidien avec Yann Barthesa late-night show with 1.2 million viewers, and filmed a set for Album of the Week on CANAL+, where we got to share the stage with indie-rock vets Nada Surf (we’ll share that when it’s out in January!).



We played to one of our biggest crowds yet at the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where Télérama named us one of the best four acts of the whole five-day fest.


Con Brio – It’s a Man’s World (James Brown cover) – Live @ Trans Musicales 2016


The Netherlands have been incredibly kind to us as well: We played big shows in Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Groningen, Rotterdam, and Utrecht. In Amsterdam we appeared on VPRO Vrije Geluiden. And here’s a live session we did on the radio show Live uit Lloyd in Rotterdam.



We also ate a ton of frites and cheese sandwiches and stroopwafels. We like it here. Thanks for everything. We’re looking forward to a few weeks off at home now, but trust us: We’ll be back.


2-Nite NYE Bash at The Chapel

If you were with us last year, you know how special these two shows at The Chapel are going to be! Featuring special guests Otis McDonald on Dec 30 and Alligator Spacewalk on Dec 31! Grab your tickets before they sell out:


Colorado Swing for Halloween Weekend!

We’ll be cruising through Colorado this week, playing shows in Aspen, Fort Collins and Denver, including a big Halloween Bash at Cervantes! See you out there!


San Jose Civic with War!

We’re extremely excited and honored to be playing with WAR on December 29th in San Jose! Go on and grab some Tickets!


Hulaween Pre-Party

Check us out at the official Suwannee Hulaween PreParty!


Fall Tour of Europe and Japan

Photo: Babydre Photography

Photo: Babydre Photography

The dates are in for our fall tour of Japan and Europe it’s going to be a wild one! Looking forward to returning to some of our favorite spots and checking out some new ones in Japan, UK, Netherlands, Germany and France.

Nov 23 // Osaka JP // Shangri-La
Nov 24 // Tokyo JP // Duo Music Exchange
Nov 26 // London UK // Lexington
Nov 27 // Nijmegen NL // Doornroosje
Nov 28 // Groningen NL // Jazzcafé De Spieghel
Nov 29 // Amsterdam NL // Paradiso Upstairs
Nov 30 // Hamburg DE // Nochtspeicher
Dec 1 // Maastricht NL // Muziekgieterij
Dec 2+3 // Rennes FR // Transmusicales
Dec 4 // Cologne DE // Yuca
Dec 5 // Berlin DE // Maschinenhaus
Dec 6 // Rotterdam NL // Bird
Dec 7 // Utrecht NL // TivoliVredenburg


Bay Area Blast! UC Theatre October 14th

We can’t wait to get down with our Bay Area fans next month at the beautiful new UC Theatre in Berkeley. We’ve got a killer bill with local keys legend Kev Choice (Lauryn Hill, Spearhead, Too $hort, Lyrics Born) and funk upstarts Kuckaw! Grab your tickets now for this one!

12823260_10209078671754053_8114925110254818147_o These guys. Photos: Babydre Photography

Free Show at Lagunitas with Chali 2na

Here’s a fun one – we’re playing a free show in Petaluma at the Lagunitas Miniamphitheater with Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 on Sep 26th. Come drink some delicious beverages while we express ourselves through song at you. RSVP here!

Photo: Babydre Photography

Photo: Babydre Photography

Consequence of Sound names Con Brio the best act of Outside Lands 2016

We’re honored to receive a rave review from Consequence of Sound. It was such a joy to play a homecoming show for our Bay Area fans after 2 months on the road. It’s good to be back!

Con Brio // Photo by David Brendan Hall

Photo: David Brendan Hall


Here’s another video from our show at The Independent in San Francisco in February. It was shot with 17 GoPros by Aernow, with video editing by James McDonald and audio by our own Jonathan Kirchner. Extra points if you catch the Scofield quote in the last chorus.

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