Auction 45
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Auction 45


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"Rock again in Columbia"

Rock again in Columbia

..... Auction 45, of Birmingham, AL, once again were there to impress. They played songs that are guaranteed to be hits and showed South Carolina what great vocals, guitar solos, and solid rhythms were all about....
Jun 26 2006 - by Sophie Creole
- Emergenza

"Birmingham has finished!"

Birmingham has finished!

..... Auction 45, the finalist that will be moving on to play in Columbia, S.C. later this season wooed all with strong lead vocals, a solid rhythm section and a guitarist that could be compared to the likes of Jimi Hendrix....
Jun 15 2006 - by Sophie Creole

- Emergenza

"Little City with BIG rock scene"

Little City with a BIG rock scene

..... Auction 45 closed out this weekend's events with a solid rock set. They had the audience going wild as they ripped through songs like "Going Once, Going Twice" and "save Me....
May 15 2006 - by Sophie Creole
- Emergenza


currently in the studio


Feeling a bit camera shy


Auction 45 began quietly in 2001 when childhood friends Ian Nelson and David Acker began playing together in Ian’s Hayden, AL home. Ian’s voice combined with Acker’s ability on the guitar to start some of their first work. They continued to play together for six months when time allowed, and in time, David’s brother Chris was introduced to Ian and he began playing the drums for the fledgling group.
In 2003, David left his home to attend the University of Alabama, and took his love of music with him. He soon became a regular fixture outside the Paty residence hall on campus, regularly playing his guitar. One evening that fall, John Welsh happened to walk up to the hall to find David playing a Fuel song called “Shimmer”, and he began to sing with David. It didn’t take long to realize his talent, and soon John had joined the band as well. Only one obstacle remained – Auction 45 needed a bass player. Luckily, a childhood friend of John’s named Matt Reid played bass. Matt was introduced to the band and soon signed on.
The newly-forged group played their first public performance together at a Halloween party at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in 2004, and also did a few smaller gigs through the next year. Not till December 2005 did the band really emerge on the scene. That year, the band got the opportunity to perform in an international music competition called Emergenza, and competed in the Birmingham area three times as part of it. The first two rounds consisted of competition with bands in and around the Birmingham area; the third round with bands from all over the state. Three first place finishes and a “Best Lead Guitarist” award allowed them entry into the fourth round, involving competition against bands from all over the Southeast in South Carolina. Overall, they placed 5th in the competition, and brought home the “Best Lead Guitarist” award again.
In May 2006, Auction 45 began recording with Chet Bennett, Nick Petta, and Alan Stone at CBS Sounds. It didn’t take long to recognize their talent, and they were offered a production contract on their very first day of recording. Auction 45 continues to develop their sound and record, while playing any chance they get in and around the Birmingham area.