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    Environment:†Camarillo, California is a quiet suburban city an hour outside of Los Angeles. It might be one of the most unlikely places that you could find a band that has been able to mix technical mastery with a sound that can appeal to music enthusiasts across the board. Over the years, Calcutta's unique sound, a fusion of memorable lyrics, screaming guitars, catchy melodies, and energetic rhythms, created the background for many high-energy shows that attracted a loyal hometown following. The culmination of their years of musical training and their love of rock music immediately distinguished them from local garage bands. As the demand for the "Calcutta sound" increased, the original band produced their first album in 1998, self-titled Calcutta. With many requests to play at local venues, such as the Ventura Theater, Calcutta quickly honed their live performance as offers to play shows at Los Angeles venues such as The Roxy. After graduating from Camarillo High School, Grant and Sameer decided to pursue engineering degrees at UCLA. Prem went to UC Irvine as a Political Science major, Matthew Villa continued his days in high school, and Nathan Villa went to Cal State Fullerton, as a Communications major. Balancing college life with their passion and commitment to Calcutta, these best friends and musical soul mates went on to win the KROQ and UC Sponsored UCLA Battle of the Bands, the prestigious UCLA Spring Sing. In between recording sessions of their third release, ‚?¶and I remain unchanged, Calcutta also performed with Sum 41, Yellowcard, Unwritten Law and on the 2002 and 2003 Vans' Warped Tours. In the Fall of 2003, Calcutta's latest full-length release, The World Alone, expertly engineered and produced by the band, reflects Calcutta‚??s matured and fine-tuned style, that has developed as certainly and steadily as their enthusiastic following. Calcutta‚??s fan base continues to grow across the country as the band found itself to be one of the featured artists on
    Additional Comments:†Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative
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