Event details

Event details

CON BRIO w/ Forrest Day
Thu Feb | 16 2023 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$22 advance / $27 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley proudly presents Con Brio with special guest Forrest Day!

Doors: 8 pm
Show: 9 pm
$22 in advance / $27 day of show

The first thing you notice about a Con Brio show is the crowd. Smiling faces aren't buried in their phones, but are rapt to the stage. Before a recent club show, a fan base that spans generations mingles and reconnects after a long pandemic layoff. Friends and acquaintances share stories of past shows and festivals and settle on a common refrain: "We're all lucky to be here."
The band comes out fiery, "Like a party punk version of Sly & The Family Stone" (Consequence of Sound). Horns, guitar, keys, bass and drums get the crowd moving and set the stage for vocalist Sarah Clarke's entrance. With a voice that's equal parts Etta James-rich and Janis Joplin-raw, Clarke's vocal ties the musical room together. Nimble and assured, the band weaves through a setlist that mixes rockers, dance jams and soul (power)-ballads. The arrangements are variably tight and expansive, often breaking loose from verse-chorus form to spotlight the virtuosity of the band and its individual players.

Based out of Oakland, Forrest Day is a 5-piece band that's been performing concerts around the country for almost a decade. It's a true rags to riches story, but without any money. New album in the works, shows being booked, this wonka boat is showing no signs of slowing...

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.