Welcome to The 45s website. The band was formed in Carlisle, UK in the spring of 2012 when fifteen year old school friends met a new student named Tom Hamilton-Hughes. Tom began to share his passion for the Blues and British R & B, and that was the beginning of The 45s.
Moving on from local favorites the band has graduated to playing shows up and down the UK as well as in continental Europe. The band self-released a double A sided single in 2013 of two originals, Devil Of A Woman and It Ain’t Over which attracted the attention fans around the globe, as well as major international artist management and a soon to be announced contract with a global music publishing company.
The band also self-released a 4-track EP titled Teenage Depression which they dedicated to Eddie & The Hot Rods guitarist Dave Higgs who passed away at the end of 2013 as The 45s were appearing in his hometown of Canvey Island, Essex, UK.
Sparko and Wilko Johnson members of the legendary group Dr. Feelgood joined The 45s on stage and declared: ‘The 45s are my favourite band’. NME declared that The 45s are ‘Carlisle’s wunderkinds’; going on to say: ‘the suited and booted 45s put in a storming set consisting of their own songs and R&B covers. It’s sweaty, raw and loud and the Canvey crowd loved it!’
Recently called ‘The Yardbirds illegitimate kiddies’ and described ‘the snarling intensity’ of their live set by Blues Magazine, word is quickly spreading about the band. Look for new gigs here and sign up to the mailing list for special downloads and more. Thanks for your interest and support!
The 45s are:
James Green (Vocals/Harmonica)
Thomas Hamilton-Hughes (Guitar/Vocals)
Bailey Claringbold (Drums)
Bill Humpage (Bass/Vocals)
Calum MacGregor (Keyboard/Vocals)
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|09/12/14||Greenwich, London||The Pelton Arms||United Kingdom|
|09/13/14||London||Small Faces Convention, The Venue||United Kingdom|
|09/14/14||Canvey Island||The Oysterfleet Hotel||United Kingdom|
|11/06/14||Avignon||Le Sonogrph at Le Thor||France|
|11/07/14||Montpellier||Secret Place @ St Jean de Vedas||France|