The band was formed in Chicago in October 2009 as a folk/acoustic group by core members Kristina Cottone and Kim Kozel. After a few lineup changes, Honey evolved into a full rock 'n' roll revue by adding bassist Sean Tatum, guitarist Jon Gould, and drummer Jarad Kleinstein. Honey has been called "The Sound of Chicago", pulling from jazz and blues roots but delivering a new rock sound with a retro feel.
The band has appeared at staple and historic venues throughout Chicago and St. Louis including: House of Blues, The Metro, The Wildey Theater and Blueberry Hill. Honey & the 45's EP has been played on over 100 radios stations nationwide, and the band is regularly invited to perform live in-studio sessions. In April 2013, Honey took home the Championship at the battle of the bands "Battle For Catalano" in Milwaukee, WI - securing a slot at Summerfest 2013. A much anticipated second full-length album is set to release in Summer 2014 with touring planned right around the corner. Honey & the 45s is excited about working on new music and bringing their sound to cities all over the US!
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