Our Story

2024 - Now in their fourteenth year, having performed more than eight hundred shows, and a national mailing list exceeding 2,800, The J45s are established as a premier Rock, Soul Americana attraction in the Southeast. 

Explosive London-based 4-piece taking the cover's scene by storm! Incredible lead vocals, world-class musicianship, and a fresh approach to covers make The J45s  the number one choice. 

The band was Chris, Davey, Kenny Wilson, and John when originally formed The J45s for just a few gigs to support 'The Strappin' Jocks.' 
Having a good comprehensive repertoire they have released two CDs 'For The Record' and 'One For The Road'. 
Embracing what they do, they do not take themselves seriously and can be caught chatting with audience members enjoying a pint and a good hoot after a gig.

"The J45s are familiar and fresh, energetic, personal and charming!"- The Southern Belle - Fulham

"This band performs an unfaltering brand of good-time rock'n'roll, soul, blues, and hits from the past four decades with their own unique flair while retaining all the impact and flavor of the original." - Bob Manalle  - London FM Radio DJ

"The J45s are a hard-working band that has built up a reputation to cater for all types of events and can guarantee you an excellent night." - TIME OUT MAGAZINE

So what's so special about this band?      Quite simply raising the bar in live entertainment! 

'This band may not look like your typical rock stars however they can certainly keep an audience dancing! - Mark Foulger - Manager of King William IV in Horsley 

Fun, exciting, and mesmerizing! The J45s perform with the skills of any significant rock band! Charlie House - CrowdPleaser Mag - 2019

 Interesting facts about The J45s

Tony Muschamp - Tony has performed with David Soul, Billy Joel, Billy Cobham plus many others as well as teaching electric bass in Los Angeles

Chris Davidson 

Possesses more acoustic string instruments than Denmark St in London.
Chris was also a sommelier a few years back.

Davey Galt -
Dave can play guitar both left and right-handed. David also plays guitar with The Zarrs, 'Dudley Tyrrell' and 'Tony Caro, and John'

John C - John is the only person we know to have eaten 'The Curry From Hell'  twice in the Rupali restaurant in Newcastle.
While playing with The Pretty Things in 1984 John also performed live on television with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

 Own PA 

 Own lights 

 Equipment PAT tested 

 Insured (PLI) 

 MU member


Notable  Past Deps for The J45s

Vocals - Simon Cowl, John Anthony, Sean Logan

Bass - Terry Peaker, Eddie Masters, John Gordon, Dave Jenkins

Drums - Chris Hunt, Alf Mitchell, Chris Sharley, Alex Tchaikovsky, Bob Henrit, Howard Tibble, and Bob Pearce.