Con Brio wants to bring music to the people, with a live album and shows around the west coast. Put this band in a van!
2010 was a big year for Con Brio. It saw the recording, production and release of our debut album, From The Hip, and dozens of shows around the Bay Area. In 2011, we want to bring our high-energy live shows to as many places as we can. With the band sounding tighter than ever, we've already made our mark at the South By Southwest festival in Austin and have hit almost every major city in the Southwest. With your help, we hope to continue spreading our music far and wide and bringing smiles and booty-shakes to every corner of the country.
About the live album:
We've recorded a series of San Francisco concerts, capturing all the grit and sweat of our hometown shows on tape. The live experience has always come first and foremost, and we want to share it as best we can with all our wonderful fans. We're working with the same recording engineer, Cliff Tune, and mixing engineer, Damien Rasmussen, who did such a brilliant and beautiful job on our first record. If anyone can bottle the live-show experience, it is our awesome engineering team.
About the band van:
We've been welcomed with open arms everywhere the band has gone, but with no band-members owning cars, touring outside of the Bay Area has proven financially challenging. We've made it to our Bay Area gigs with a creative combination of cabs, buses, bicycles, borrowed cars, rented cars, and our own feet (if you've seen anyone rolling a massive amplifier or upright bass down Valencia at 2am, it was probably someone in Con Brio). Touring is another animal: renting two cars and paying for gas to get to out-of-town gigs is expensive and very inefficient. Having a vehicle of our own, and only needing to gas up 1 car will make our travel feasible so that we can start laying seeds in new towns and share our music with as many new friends and fans as possible.
Where the money will go:
The money raised by this Kickstarter campaign will go to the production and pressing of our new live album and to purchase a tour van, big enough to transport our full band and all of our gear in one vehicle. We have already recorded most of the material for the live album, but the engineering, art and printing costs will run $3-4,000. The remaining money we raise will go to the band van. If we raise enough, we may even get one with seat belts!
We love making music for you. Thank you so much for your support.
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Jun 10, 2011 - Aug 9, 2011 (60 days)
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NEVER TOO LITTLE: Digital download any Con Brio song
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DOWNLOAD TO YOUR HEART: Digital download of the upcoming live album, from the stage to your computer
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THE REAL THING: Signed and shipped CD copy of the upcoming live album, along with a Con Brio sticker
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THE BRIO BOX: A signed and shipped CD, sticker, hand-printed T-shirt and 11x17 poster
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SUPERFAN SPECIAL: Everything in the Brio Box, plus a handmade lyrics booklet with every original Con Brio song.
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BACKYARD BRIO: Exclusive pre-album release party/BBQ in San Francisco, with intimate acoustic performance and delicious food (plus everything in The Brio Box).
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THE COVER YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED: We'll learn a song - any song - and film a video of ourselves performing it (plus everything in The Brio Box).
Pledge $600 or more
A SHOW TO YOUR OWN: We'll play a house concert/party for you in your home or location of your choosing, in any of the West Coast states (plus everything in The Brio Box). Sit-down listening room, candle-lit dinner or drunken rager, we can bring your house alive!
Pledge $1,000 or more
YOUR IDEA: Send us an email with your idea - If we can make it work, we will!