Skitzo Calypso is: Brad Cox, Gary Holmes, Bryan Holmes and Chris O'Rourke.
Rising from the ashes of creativity, drive, experience, success and resistance, Skitzo Calypso continues to evolve as the mid-Atlantic independent rock n’ roll band that refuses to give up or compromise its vision, for the sake of quick album sales, instant success, popularity or social acceptance.
In the commercially-sustained candy-coated rock n’ roll landscape of the 21st Century, dominated by college pop/rock and cookie-cutter Picassos, it is important for talented musicians to take the risk and stand up for a higher standard of artistry, in an effort to quash the bumble-gum music plaguing the pop airwaves [over the past decade].
Despite their unique approach and exclusive sound, Skitzo Calypso has been received and accepted genre-wide, which is a true representation and victory of their intention.
Skitzo Calypso is here to stay.
The band has shared touring slots with: The Brides of Destruction (featuring: Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue & Tracii Guns of Guns n’ Roses), Amen, The Living Things, Slaughter, Bile, Nocturne, Gotham Road (featuring: Michael Graves of The Misfits), Seven Mary Three, Skid Row, L.A. Guns, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Powerman 5000, Tribal Tongue, The Sex Slaves, Local H, 12 Stones, Tony Hawk's Thrash n' Jam at M&T Bank Stadium and more!
The band started as Brad Cox’s solo project in 1996. After recording the 5th studio album, and releasing a 13 song collection of these efforts, including two previously unreleased tracks, the band was assembled.
The band's new album, “Burning Down an Empire,” is now available!