Louis to Milwaukee, through Baltimore and on to New York City, Euphonic Brew has been devoted to making new fans out of casual listeners with their spirited shows and solid grooves. Citing reference points as diverse as The Beatles, Peter Tosh, Phish, Widespread Panic, Stevie Wonder, and The Allman Brothers, EB avoids pigeonholing through genre-bending syntheses of their many different influences. “It’s about variety,” explains Willis. “We’ve got three distinctive songwriters all writing in their own way, so this band is definitely about variety.” The result: listeners are treated to an array of styles.
These guys run the gamut from funky riff-rock to symphonic-pop suites to reggae sagas, sprinkled with a healthy dose of extended keyboard and drum workouts from Willis and Friedman, respectively. They demonstrate their versatility by employing non-traditional instruments such as the trombone and several Latin & African percussion instruments. True to their name, Euphonic Brew cooks up a musical concoction that might be described as synaesthetic, a harmony of the senses. This comes through in the title of their debut album, “Color Wheel”, a collection which highlights their tremendous songwriting skills and irresistible melodies.
EB are musicians melting their styles into an ever-morphing groove, hard to pin down but always funky. As one fan put it, “Typically this is not the music I listen to, but these guys made me dance!” All of this contributes to Euphonic Brew being poised on domination, as they continue to establish their powerful presence in the eastern music scene. EB soars with a magnanimous spirit, which they hope, to quote one of their songs, will one day take them to “Higher Ground”. Euphonic Brew is pure earphoria.
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