The Classified

The Classified

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Aggresive, catchy Rock and Roll with a punk influence.

Biography

Solid, uncompromising, aggressive, even muscular - many adjectives are thrown around when trying to describe the thick, rockin' sound of the San Diego band, The Classified. It's rather uncommon to see a band give way to uniqueness in broad influence rather than imitation and swagger at the line where rock and roll and punk rock meet.

The Classified has been a staple and an oddity in San Diego since 1997. Promoters, scratching their heads and trying to fit square shaped pegs into star shaped holes, have given them the pleasure and fortune of sharing the stage with Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, Rocket From the Crypt, Social Distortion, Phantom Planet, The Juliana Theory, Guttermouth, Millincollin, Fluf, Buck O Nine and more. Defying the odds and pleasing such diverse audiences, The Classified has always brought the rock.

Flashing forward through a few years of steady rise which include the well received album "Seven Years Bad Luck," countless comps, and constant shows, the band hiccuped in early 2001. Members Scott Wolf (lead guitar) and Sean Scurra (bass) decided to leave the band and pursue other interests. Noel Jordan (vocals, guitar) and Brad Bohensky (drums) pressed on and quickly found a new guitarist in the form of Brad's former band mate and longtime friend Eric "Fonz" Fontanella. Some time and a few auditions later, a weary band decided to try out the homeless man living under Noel's pool table and added Eric Shefstad on bass. With new influence and a renewed desire, the band was back in full force by August 2001.

Out of uncertainty, turmoil and more then a few handshake deals forgotten comes 2002's "Of All The Promises to Break," The Classified's disillusioned, yet somehow hopeful sophomore release. Enjoy.

Discography

"Seven Years Bad Luck" 1999
Alphabet Records

"Of All The Promises To Break" 2002
Galactic Pop Records

Set List

8-10 songs
45min. - 1hr sets
We dont do any covers.