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I just want people to dance! | Rhythm & Blues | Funk, Soul & Motown | Rock and roll | Current & Classic Pop | Background music

Live Rhythm and Blues for your event

The 145s are a band named after the standard 12-bar blues (I-IV-V). That says it all really: we love blues. (And yes we do have a harmonica player).

Our influences range from the classic blues artists such as B.B. King, through to the upbeat rhythms of the Blues Brothers and more contemporary artists such as Joe Bonamassa and Gary Moore.

We can provide a full 7-piece rhythm and blues band, a reduced blues band of 4-5, or we provide you with an acoustic duo / trio. Just let us know what you're looking for.

Set List Samples



Rhythm and Blues is a genre with great breadth to it - and can work with most different styles of event. Relaxed reception? Get some laid back blues going. Full blown party? The Blues Brothers & Ray Charles will get people on the dance floor. To borrow the immortal words of Jake Blues: "We ARE a dance band".

Below you'll find sample songs from three typical sets across an event (full sets are obviously longer). We would of course tailor this to suit your needs - these samples are just meant to give you a flavour. It is also worth mentioning is that these tunes blend very well with both our Rock 'n' Roll and Funk/Soul/Motown sets.

Set 1 Sample

She Caught the Katy - Blues Brothers
How Blue Can you Get - BB King
Mockingbird Song - Taj Mahal / Etta James
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
The Blues is Alright - Gary Moore

Set 2 Sample

Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers
Roadrunner - Bo Diddley
Lonesome Road Blues - Joe Bonamassa
Since I met you Baby - Gary Moore / BB King
Flip Flop & Fly - The Blues Brothers
Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers

Set 3 Sample

Gimme Some Lovin - The Blues Brothers
Soulman - The Blues Brothers
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
New Orleans - The Blues Brothers / The Louisiana Gator Boys
Shake a Tail Feather - Ray Charles
Jailhouse Rock - The Blues Brothers

You can explore our full repertoire here - filter by genre or artist to check for your favourites faster.


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