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The 45s were 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 is now playing shows in the UK and Europe with ‘sold-out’ signs appearing more and more. They 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 of not only fans around the globe.
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 just 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 them to be “wunderkinds’; going on to say: ‘they 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.