Their first album, Sibling Rivalry was independently released
in April of 1997. In 2003, Calibretto 13 became Calibretto and released
Dead by Dawn under a new label - "Standard Recording Company."
In the albums previous to this, the band stuck to a clear,
spiritual message. However, with the change in recording companies also
came a change in their message and sound. Their music became darker
and had much less of a Christian emphasis. The band called it quits
in October of 2004.
Band members include:
Chad A. Sernal (bass)
Joseph Whitford (vocals/guitar)
Chris Thomas (drums).
Chris and Joseph met each other in high school when Joseph
was looking for a drummer. His girlfriend at the time, and now wife,
introduced them. When asked in an interview on November 9, 2004 if the
band members were good friends or not, Jason responded by saying, "We
were business associates with different goals. That could be one of
the reasons we broke up. We hang out sometimes and I think we enjoy
each other's company."
In the same interview by www.themusicappraisal.com, Joseph
said that he had wanted to play and write music since he was young.
He also has a love for drawing and uses artists such as Edward Gorey,
Charles Addams, and Tim Burton to influence his writing. One of his
favorite musical groups is Violent Femmes.
Two other albums released independently:
Black Sheep Demo, January 1998
Once Bitten, Twice Shy, June 1998
Albums released under Tooth and Nail Records:
Enter the Danger Brigade (January 2000)
From the Secret Files of the Danger Brigade (April 2001)
Adventures in Tokyo (December 2002)
Is there such thing as acoustic punk? Apparently there
is, as Calibretto 13 is the band to bring it to you.
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