Indie rock ’n’ roll upstarts The 45s headline The Box in Crewe on Friday July 25

The BoxIndie rock ’n’ roll upstarts The 45s headline The Box in Crewe on Friday July 25.

The media buzz around the young four-piece is growing rapidly with the music press tipping them for great things.

The 45s formed in Carlisle in the spring of 2012 when school friends met a new student named Tom Hamilton-Hughes.

Tom began to share his passion for the blues and British R and B, and that was the beginning of The 45s.

Moving on from local favourites the band has graduated to playing shows up and down the UK and across Europe.

45logThe band’s debut double A sided single in 2013 featured Devil Of A Woman and It Ain’t Over and attracted the attention of major labels, all keen to sign the band to their roster.

Their follow-up four-track EP titled Teenage Depression, was 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.

Sparko and Wilko Johnson, members of the legendary group Dr. Feelgood joined The 45s on stage and declared: ‘The 45s are my favourite band’.

Such plaudits are nothing new, with indie bible NME describing them as ‘Carlisle’s wunderkinds’.

The magazine went 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 crowd loved it!”

Recently called ‘The Yardbirds illegitimate kids’ by Blues Magazine and lauded for the ‘snarling intensity’ of their live sets, word is quickly spreading about the band.

45sThe 45s are James Green on vocals and harmonica, Thomas Hamilton-Hughes on guitar and vocals, drummer Bailey Claringbold and Bill Humpage on bass and vocals.

The band will be supported by Winsford’s riff-driven indie four-piece Ursula Suits and Crewe’s own rock ’n’ roll outfit The New Classes.

Further support comes from the unique Blunderbuss Benefit.

The Cheshire three-piece delivers a social commentary on modern life, with songs full of fighting, dancing, drinking and ultimately our hopes and dreams at the end of each booze-soaked night.

The show also see’s the return of Macclesfield indie gems The Carvetti’s.

Entry is £5. Doors open at 7.30pm.

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The 45s are James Green on vocals and harmonica, Thomas Hamilton-Hughes on guitar and vocals, drummer Bailey Claringbold and Bill Humpage on bass and vocals.