We Make The Music That Moves You.


Radio 45’s mission is to get rooms moving and grooving to our sincere signature style of authentic Rock ‘n’ Roll. We’ve been packing dance floors here in Western Pennsylvania for decades. Collectively, the musicians in our ranks have played to small rooms and and large — to audiences of 10,000 people — scored a Top 2 song (Sirius XM) — and sang the national anthem at a Pittsburgh Pirate’s game. With varied lineups and under different names with a common thread, we’ve played over 1,000 shows in western Pennsylvania. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. We’ve been ripped off. Underpaid. We know well “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll”. 

But every once in a while we get to play a really great show.

We love crafting music. From Erie to Pittsburgh and beyond — we make the music that moves you.

The Danceability Matrix

As a working rock band we need to earn a living. Making money in the music biz is a notoriously difficult affair. The solution? Give people what they want. How do you achieve that? Science to the rescue! 

We’re all about creating music that makes you want to move. Different factors go into making you tap your toe — or getting you out of your chair and onto a dance floor. These same factors drive a song’s listenability on radio or streaming services. We’ve turned these factors into an algorithm we call the “The Danceability Matrix”.

In the studio we re-imagine songs that rank well on our Danceability algorithm to help them reach an even higher score. We test these songs with live audiences at every gig — and we record the very best for the world to hear.

The O-Needers Corollary

In the film Tom Hanks film “That Thing You Do!” band members Jimmy, Lenny and Guy “Skitch” Patterson looked to play shows at roller rinks, Youth for Christ jamborees, rock-and-roll shows in Steubenville, Youngstown and Pittsburgh — Western Pennsylvania— but they are fictional characters. 

Radio 45 is the real deal. We’ve actually played at roller rinks and Youth for Christ jamborees.  We’ve actually played Steubenville, Youngstown and Pittsburgh. We’ve been there and we’ve done that — for real.

Our “Mr. White” is nowhere near as cool as Tom Hanks, but we all look good in shades. 

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We make the music that moves you. 

We adore infectious grooves and a danceable beat. 

We blend music and science in new and innovative ways.

We’re a modern rock & roll band.

At a club or a dance hall our focus is keeping the dance floor packed. A night with us is a celebration of music in motion. Wanna get out on the dance floor? Come see us live.

In the studio we capture music in motion. We record new music — and we breath new life into some of the best songs ever written.

Much of our studio work is focused on the best music recorded in the early days of rock-and-roll — over 50 years ago. Songs were created in the 1960’s era that got people moving: rock and roll, swing, rockabilly. We’re all about that. In fact, we’ve created an algorithm titled “The Danceability Matrix” to score the songs that make people want to move the most.

We re-imagine songs that score high with our Danceability algorithm to help them reach an even higher score. We test the result with live audiences week after week. When they love it — we record it. When audiences really love it — we make and release a record. 

We’ve assembled a collection of our most-loved western-Pennsylvania dance hall tunes, re-imagined, and are releasing them on a new record titled “Drop The Needle”. We can’t wait for you to hear it!

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Radio 45 is playing your favourites, and playing them well. Are you ready to dance? Jesse, Producer, Saskatoon, Canada
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