The band Con Brio, from San Francisco, spent the last night of their tour here in Eugene. With Ziek McCarter as the vocals, Benjamin Andrews on guitar, Micah Dubreuil on keyboards, Jonathan Kirchner on the bass, Andrew Laubacher on drums, Marcus Stephens on tenor saxophone, and Brendan Liu on the Trumpet they had quiet the set up on stage. They filled the room with soulful funk music that was reminiscent of an era long gone but not forgotten.
The words Con Brio in Italian mean “With spirit” and that is exactly how they played last night. Between the Saxophone, Keyboard, Guitar, and Drum solos you could see the lead singer dancing about the stage pulling moves that, admittedly, not many of us could do. Even though it was a Monday night they had a decent sized crowd dancing around the room and clapping along to some of the groovy music. – Chloe Shaughnessy