Jon Gould- Lead Guitar
Kim Kozel- Saxaphone, violin, vocals.
Kristina Cottone- lead vocals, guitar
Sean Tatum- Bass
Chris Kuesk- drums, vocals
"If there has ever been a chance to reignite the sound of the Chicago underground,the time is now. And who better to lift that veil than Honey & the 45s? Old souls in a fresh mentality, Honey & the 45s croon out funk, jazz/blues that bleeds with retro style but feels very, very new. The Windy City based five-piece is more than simply a band trying to make their sound and move ahead in the music world. Their ability to embody the essential life-force of their music, laid out by the generations before them, and play it seemingly effortlessly has me convinced these five are for real.”
-Greg, NANOBOT ROCK REVIEWS
Honey & the 45s
Sultry Chicago-bluesy meets hard-hitting harmonic invasion. Honey & the 45s, a Chicago-based five-piece band, tosses it up in the air and what lands is an eclectic collection of soulful surprises. New sounds, provocative lyrics, can't-stop-listening tunes, Honey combines elements of folk, blues, jazz, funk, and soul. With powerful vocals, pocket grooves and a sometimes playful, sometimes rockin’, sometimes somber sound, Honey & the 45s will leave you swooning for more.
The band was formed in Chicago in October 2009 as folk/acoustic trio Snow on Sunday by core members Kristina Cottone, Kim Kozel and Chris Kusek. After a few lineup changes, Honey evolved into a full rock ‘n’ roll revue by adding bassist Sean Tatum and guitarist Jon Gould. Honey has been called “The Sound of Chicago,” pulling from jazz/ blues roots but delivering a new rock sound with a retro feel. The band has appeared at staple and historic venues throughout the Chicagoland and St. Louis area, as well as made many radio and podcast appearances. Their debut full length album "The Need" was released in September 2012 and is now available on CD baby, Itunes, Amazon, and Spotify. With eclectic music and an energetic live show to boot, Honey & the 45s is becoming an exciting presence in Chicago and beyond. The band is currently touring and winning the hearts of music fans across the Midwest. Honey looks forward to making more music and seeing what the future will bring!
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