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    Honey & the 45s - Biography






             Awarded Best Blues/Jazz Act of the Year at the Chicago Independent Music Awards

             Rock N Roll Marathon openers for Cold War Kids

             Overfunded Kickstarter campaign goal to fund production of second album, which is set to release in October 2014

             Exclusive performer at the Kia Chicago Auto Show premier event


             Milwaukee Summerfest Emerging Artists Performance on the U.S. Cellular Stage

             Champions of the “Battle For Catalano” battle of the bands

             Debut Album “The Need” songs remixed with Grammy-Award nominated engineer Fred Breitberg and ‘spun’ on over 100 radio stations Nationwide

             Appearance in a National Commercial

    2012 - 2014 Noteworthy Events:

             Headliner performances at the Chicago House of Blues, Blueberry Hill, The Hard Rock Cafe, Cubby Bear, The Metro, Double Door, BBs Jazz Blues and Soups, plus additional venues, festivals and regional club touring

             In-studio performances and interviews on WBEZ 91.5, ALICE 97.7, WSUM 91.7, Chicago Acoustic Underground, Fearless Radio, and more

             Featured on Nanobot Rock Reviews, Southside On The Town, Chicago Music Guide, Vox Magazine, The Edwardsville Intelligencer, LaSalle News Tribune, The Total Scene, “2 or 3 lines (and so much more),” Buzz News TV, Coffee & Wine Sessions


    The band was formed in Chicago in October 2009 as an acoustic group by core members lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Kristina Cottone, and singer, violinist and saxophonist Kim Kozel.  Since then, Honey and 45s’ unique sound has evolved by adding bassist Sean Tatum, lead guitarist Jon Gould, and drummer Jarad Kleinstein.  Dubbed “The Band of Chicago” by Nanobot Rock Reviews, Honey & the 45s draws from jazz and blues roots but delivers a new soulful rock sound with powerful vocals and musical grooves.

    Review Quotes:

             “One of the most innovative bands on the music scene today”  -  The Total Scene

             “These 5 are for real”; “Honey & the 45s croon out funk, jazz/blues that bleed with a retro style but feels very, very new”  -  Nanobot Rock Reviews

             “Beautiful band, Beautiful music”  -  Chicago Acoustic Underground

             “Hot rhythmic soul and energy”; "Groovy"; “Excitable performance”  -  South Side On The Town

             “Intelligence and Power”  -  Chicago Stage Review

    Honey & the 45s - Influences

    Amy Winehouse, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Regina Spektor, The Black Keys, Etta James, Stevie Wonder