Brooke Shive & the 45's

Brooke Shive & the 45's


Brooke Shive & the 45s--critically acclaimed roots rock, blues, country, if-it-grooves-include-it! A dynamic and emotional group of performers, whose love of americana, rock, blues, soul, & country, shine... along with Brooke Shive's amazing presence and ability to put a great song over.


Brooke Shive is the lead vocalist of the critically acclaimed americana, roots music band, Brooke Shive & the 45’s!
Brooke and the band put on a performance that is exciting, emotional, and very cohesive lyrically and musically. With a group of seasoned, veteran players laying down killer grooves behind a fresh, young, talented and dynamic performer in Brooke Shive, the band has been building a solid fan base since forming in 2008, and just released their debut album, "Way Past Gone" to critical acclaim! Their record opened at #34 on the Airplay Direct Global Radio Charts Top 50 Americana/AAA Albums! The album peaked at #15! They are also getting heavy airplay on the online radio site and at many traditional over the air radio stations as well. This band is poised for international recognition. It is just a matter of time! Guest artists on their album include Railroad Earth's Andy Goessling on dobro, mandolin, banjo, national steel, and tenor sax, and the great Jay Davidson formerly with Stevie Winwood, The Funk Bros., Daryl Hall, Amy Grant and Levon Helm on piano, organ, harmonica, and saxophone!!

Brooke formed the band with her father, Steve. A dynamic performer that leaves everything on stage, Brooke possesses an emotional honesty, a powerful vocal presence and grittiness on stage that only a few talented souls possess. Her range and unique musical background have put her on the path to success. Whatever “it” is, Brooke has it.

Backing Brooke Shive in her quest to bring Americana, roots rock, blues, and soul back to the mainstream of American music is the 45’s.

The band performs their own original material as well as a select list of their favorite tunes by other writers, artists and friends, including Otis Redding, Johnny Cash, Jagger/Richards, Buddy & Julie Miller, Delbert McClinton, Elvis Presley, Grace Potter, Etta James, Lennon/McCartney, Little Milton, Dusty Springfield and Don Robey. They play the songs they perform in their own groove-oriented style, and lay down a solid, tight, and emotional foundation for one of today’s truly gifted vocalists.

Providing the backbone of the group is Brooke's father, drummer Steve Shive. His resume as a sideman and session player for artists such as Tim Moore, Daryl Hall, Bob Weir's Kingfish, Jimmy Jamieson, Robbie Dupree, David Lindley and producers Ken Scott, Joe Hardy and Tom Marolda, among others speaks for itself. He also is a member of famed guitarist TJ Tindall's East Coast band, which includes TJ Tindall (Bonnie Raitt, Gamble & Huff, Chambers Bros.) and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Michael Hampton (P-Funk, Living Colour) and Willie Chambers (Chambers Bros.)!!

Steve always harbored a love for americana, rock, blues, soul & country, and the fact that he came to work with his daughter in music after a hiatus from the business, doing what they both love, is an amazing story. Steve & Brooke spent more than 2 years laying the groundwork for what would become the 45’s.

Laying down the bottom for the 45’s is bassist Jim Gilheany. Jim, a veteran in the Philadelphia/New Jersey roots music scene, has toured and the shared the stage with music greats Sonny Rhodes, Lonny Shields, and Rick Danko of The Band. As of member of New Jersey’s stunning Kings in Disguise, Jim has also opened up for heralded acts such as Van Morrison, Taj Mahal, Steeley Dan, Dr. John, and Don Henley.

Rounding out the rhythm section is the fantastic Skip Spady on guitars. Skip has recorded and toured with Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Michael Urbaniak, and the great Victor Bailey.

This is a band you want on your schedule! They have opened for national acts such as Beth Hart, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Janiva Magness, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Smokin Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, and they have appeared at festivals with Sonny Landreth, Patti Griffin, Jimmy Vivino, among others! They do not disappoint. They have a broad audience appeal, and great songs. Plus, they have one of the hottest singers in music today!!

Feb. 2013 - Jerry Balderson of Homegrown Radio New Jersey names Brooke Shive & the 45's album, "Way Past Gone" to his list of Top 15 albums of 2012!!

Way Past Gone, "Dynamic", "Wide - ranging" "a dazzling performance" and "an eclectically influenced and experienced band" -Joseph Zogorski, Bucks County Herald

"Way Past Gone is an energetic and expertly executed amalgam of R&B, rock-and-roll, soul, and country." - Nick Cristiano, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Riveting Riffs Magazine/review & Interview, August, 2012 - “Can’t Get Over Loving You,” should be heard, let’s change that, deserves to be heard on your favorite Americana radio stations! This is not a good band. This is a fabulous band, consisting of world class musicians, fronted by a terrific singer whose emotional pitch drives the songs and draws the listener in... Brooke Shive and the 45s are an incredible band, boastin


In the last year, they released their debut album, "Way Past Gone" to overwhelmingly favorable reviews!! It is available at:
CD Baby
on their Facebook Music Store at:
on their web site at:
You can also hear them at and Spotify, and many internet and traditional radio stations around the world!

Set List

In addition to their exciting brand of catchy and introspective original songs, the band also performs their own interpretations of their favorite material written by other artists such as Buddy & Julie Miller, Delbert McClinton, Elvis Presley, Grace Potter, Sharon Jones, Little Milton, Don Robey, Kim Morrison, Etta James, and Joss Stone, to name a few.
To put it in a nutshell...They have 3 hours of great material, performed impeccably by a super tight, dynamic and inventive rhythym section with an equally talented, emotional and exciting vocalist and entertainer!! There are more video's, so please visit our web site at to see additional video and hear songs, see the latest photo's and upcoming shows and events!