Our Story

Now in their eigth year, having performed more than 600 shows, a national mailing list exceeding 2,000, The J45s are established as a premier Rock, Soul Americana attraction in the South East.

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

The band are Chris, Davey, Kenny and John and originally formed The J45s for just a few gigs to support 'The Strappin' Jocks.'
They have a good comprehensive repertoire and have released two CDs 'For The Record' and One For The Road' .
Embracing what they do, don't take themselves seriously and can be caught chatting with audience members having a pint and a good laugh after a gig.

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

"This band perform 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 flavour of the original." - Bob Manalle  - London FM Radio DJ

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

"They’re called The J45s. They're brilliant... and the room is theirs!" - Micah Flynn - N1M(Number One Music)

 Interesting facts about The J45s

High Street Ken - Kenny is a registered Whiskey Taster, won a knife throwing competition in Yorkshire as well as owning an 'Illustrated History of False Teeth' manual. Kenny also perfoms live with Zoot Money and his band.

Chris Davidson 

Possesses more acoustic string instruments that 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

John C - John is the only person we know to have eaten 'The Curry From Hell'  twice in the Rupali restuarant 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 Deps for The J45s

Vocals - Simon Cowl, John Anthony, Sean Logan

Bass - Terry Peaker, Eddie Masters, John Gordon

Drums - Chris Hunt, Alf Mitchell, Alex Tchaikovsky