Honey & the 45s is a Chicago based soul/rock band featuring two female front-women. Known for its dynamite stage performance and soulful/jazz undertones, the band was originally formed as an acoustic group by lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Kristina Cottone, and singer, violinist and saxophonist Kim Kozel. Honey & the 45s’ unique sound has evolved into a soulful rock ‘n’ roll band by adding lead guitarist Jon Gould, bassist Sean Tatum, and drummer Jarad Kleinstein.
Honey & the 45s’ debut album, The Need, was released in September of 2012. Five of the tracks off The Need were remixed by Grammy-Award nominated engineer Fred Breitberg and ‘spun’ on over 100 radio stations nationwide.
In 2014, the band took home the award for best Blues/Jazz band at the Chicago Independent Music Awards, and went on to open on the main stage for Cold War Kids at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon in Chicago and Big Data in St. Louis. Honey & the 45s has been featured in print, on commercials, in press conferences and has performed at some of the most prestigious music festivals and venues in Chicago and the Midwest. Honey’s most recent live television performance aired nationally in December 2014 on WGN, coinciding with the release of the band’s second album, MAD.
Honey’s fresh album, MAD, has received critical acclaim, and the band recently released the music video for “Dark” from that album. In 2015, Honey and the 45s continues to play at its favorite venues around Chicago and tour regionally. The band opened earlier this year for Smash Mouth in North Carolina and will open for Andy Grammer in Grant Park in Chicago on July 19th.
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