The summer of 2005 witnessed the birth of Positive Chaos, a post-grunge band from Wolcott, CT. Formed by Dave Valletta on vocals and drums, Brett Bernier on guitar, and Chris DelGobbo on bass, the trio quickly started playing high schools and bars. Positive Chaos recorded and released a 6 song EP called “Sure Fire Way” in the fall of 2006, the same year that Dave and Brett left CT for Melbourne, Florida to attend Florida Institute of Technology where they added guitarist Tyler Turner to take over on rhythm. The following year, Positive Chaos was invited to include a song on the Webster Theater Compilation Album, which featured their first single “Sore.” In 2008, there was a drastic change to the lineup: Pat Harrigan took the reign on drums, allowing Dave to move out from behind the set and pick up a guitar. Positive Chaos was featured as a WCCC Homegrown Band in May 2008 and received their first taste of radio play.
In 2011, the guys, with the help of a fully-funded Kickstarter, released their first full-length album, a conceptual album at that, titled "Lab Coat Arbiter". From there the guys continued to play shows in the Connecticut area and continued pushing and honing their craft in what felt like a dying rock scene. In 2013, Dave decided it was time to make a change and left Connecticut and after a brief stint in South Carolina found himself in familiar ground - Melbourne, FL. Now back in Florida for his career, Dave wanted to begin playing music again and within a few months Pat had moved down to reform the band down south. Now without Chris and Brett, Dave and Pat went on the search to find some new musicians. In 2014, familiar face Tyler Turner rejoined the group as he, too, found himself back on the Space Coast of Florida. Positive Chaos also added David Chesny to take the reigns on bass and instead of another guitarist, the band added Priyanka Prakash on violin. Positive Chaos had made it's first major reformation and had begun developing a slightly different sound, one that replaced a morose tone with one that was a bit more angsty and aggressive.
In 2015 was a whirlwind year for the members of Positive Chaos. In their first full year with the new lineup, the band played it's most shows ever in a single year and were selected to write a theme song for the animated series "Nine Lives of Claw". On top of that, the band took the longest roadtrip of their music careers to play 2 shows in NYC and Connecticut to reunite with Chris and Brett.
The band has some lofty goals for 2016 that include the releasing of their second album and to beat their previous record of shows in a year. Keep checking back to see else what they got goin' on.