Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, and interminable grooves, a spirit takes shape on stage nightly for Turkuaz via larger-than-life performances. Among numerous critical plaudits,Â The New YorkerÂ claimed,Â â€œ[Turkuaz] delivers horn-filled funk incorporating elements of R&B, psychedelic pop, gospel, Afro-pop, New Wave, classic rock, and just about any genre that gets people dancing.â€
The Brooklyn-based nonet — Dave Brandwein [guitar, vocals], Taylor Shell [bass], Craig Brodhead [guitar, keys], Michelangelo Carubba [drums], Chris Brouwers [trumpet, keys], Greg Sanderson [tenor sax], Josh Schwartz [baritone sax, vocals], Sammi Garett [vocals], and Shira Elias [vocals] — ignite an explosion of energy punctuated by neon hues, deft musicality, and show-stopping singalongs on their newest EP, Kuadrochrome.
Named for an Italian musical direction meaning “with spirit,” Con Brio is a San Francisco Bay Area seven-piece that plays energetic soul, psych-rock and R&B thatâ€™s as fresh and freethinking as the place they call home. With charismatic singer Ziek McCarter bringing â€œthe dance moves, splits and all, of James Brownâ€ (KQED) and a tight, veteran band that â€œcomes across like a party punk version of Sly and the Family Stoneâ€ (Consequence of Sound), Con Brio is known to convert anyone who sees their electric live show.