Calibro 35 Biography
By the summer of 2007 time was ready and Tommaso Colliva (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arto Lindsay) invited an incredible jam band formed by Massimo Martellotta (Stewart Copeland, Eugenio Finardi, Mauro Pagani) on guitars and lapsteels, Enrico Gabrielli (Afterhours, Mariposa, Morgan) keyboards and brass, Fabio Rondanini (Pino Marino, Roberto Angelini, Collettivo Angelo Mai) on drums and Luca Nano Cavina (Transgender, Lindo Ferretti, Beatrice Antolini) on bass to record at omniaB studios in Milan.
During that first two days long recording session Calibro 35 became a killer combo performing classic and obscure themes, trying to bring something contemporary to the compositions but still remaining very respectful to the originals. Original tunes appeared soon with the same aim, recreating the attitude, the sound and that strange mixture between jazz, funk, rock, classical and improvvisation that made italian soundtracks known worldwide.
Band started touring few months later, having his first ever gigs in Luxemburg and Belgium and then moving back to Italy for some very crowded show during spring and summer 2008. Meanwhile the single "L'Appuntamento" gave Calibro35 lot of airplay on commercial radios leading DeeJay - italian most important national radio station - to offer the mp3 on download on their homepage. Both traditional (BBC Funk&Soul show among the others) and online european radios played "Italia A Mano Armata" and other songs from the cd.
The first self-titled album came out on October 2008 on Cinedelic records, the cd is currentlly available worldwide and the double vinyl version will follow soon (January 2009). The album got some enthusiastic reviews on italian press and obtained very high rates on a lot of music magazines including XL, BlowUp (8 out of 10), Jam (4 out of 4), Rumore (8 out of 10), Rocksound (4 out of 4), Rockstar (4 out of 4).