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Brian Calzini playing live in concert with his band
|Labels||Tragic Hero, Eulogy Recordings|
|Associated acts||We Are Defiance, Paddock Park, Sleeping with Sirens|
Brian Calzini (born October 25, 1985, Ocala, Florida) is an Italian American post-hardcore vocalist. He is a founding member of Sleeping with Sirens, Paddock Park (disbanded in 2009) and We Are Defiance (his current band).
Calzini's musical career began when he started recording a song named I´ll Swing My Fists together with Tom Denney, former guitarist of A Day to Remember. Calzini uploaded the song to his MySpace profile and started a solo musical project called '"Paddock Park". Shortly after, Calzini had a rapidly increasing fan base. Calzini later found a live band to perform his songs live and formed the band as Paddock Park, with whom he recorded his first song "I'll Swing My Fists" for their debut EP False Hope, in 2007. The band was later signed by Eulogy Recordings, where they released their first full-length album A Hiding Place for Fake Friends, which featured a re-recording of the same song. In 2009, the band was disbanded.
Almost immediately after Paddock Park's end, Calzini went on to form Sleeping With Sirens with former member of Uprising Records band Broadway, Nick Trombino. Finding members from Orlando Florida and a singer Kellin Quinn from Oregon. Calzini and the band spent two weeks in Orlando, Florida writing together in a studio then went on to record The Bomb.com and Big Gulps. Calzini soon after recording parted ways with the band with Quinn taking over all vocals. Calzini has stated in interviews Quinn wanted the band to go in a different direction and there was no harsh feeling between Calzini and former band mates. Soon after Calzini went on to create his current band We Are Defiance. The band recorded a few songs in 2009, including a cover of B.o.B's popular song "Airplanes", featuring Tom Denney (ex-A Day to Remember) and former band mate Kellin Quinn (Sleeping with Sirens). In 2010, the band started touring extensively as well as working on their debut album with producer Tom Denney. We Are Defiance signed to Tragic Hero Records and released their debut album called Trust in Few which was released worldwide. Trust In Few was released on March 15, 2011. The album peaked at 28 on Billboard Heatseekers for one week.
- Paddock Park
- 2007: With False Hope (EP)
- 2008: A Hiding Place for Fake Friends (Eulogy Recordings)
- Sleeping with Sirens
- 2009: Bomb(dot)com, Big Gulps
- We Are Defiance
- Jake Denning: AbsolutePunk: We Are Defiance - 12.26.12
- underthegunreview.net: WE ARE DEFIANCE VOCALIST, BRIAN CALZINI, SPEAKS ABOUT BRUSHES WITH DEATH
- Interview with Brian Calzini The Interlude