Since 2011, .45 Surprise has been serving up a high-energy elixir of Americana, rock, country & pop covers and originals tinged with bluegrass. Whether booking the band for your special event, music venue, festival, wedding or celebration, .45 Surprise has a deep bench of professional musicians and a comprehensive repertoire to create a perfect playlist that sets the atmosphere and fuels the party.
With such a large catalog of tunes from the great American song book to choose from, .45 Surprise will bet your bottom dollar that you've never heard them performed in quite this style on traditional instruments with tight 4-part vocal harmonies. Old Crow Medicine Show, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Johnny Cash mash up with .moe, Talking Heads and the Beach Boys as well as our cousins from across the water, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin and The Cure.
We love performing and can accommodate any size event from an intimate bar to a corporate soiree. Our musicians can perform in a variety of combos from a soloist to full 5- or 6-piece band, and we bring our own professional quality PA sound system and sound engineer.
Our instruments are acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, bass, banjo and pedal steel guitar.
.45 Surprise has graced the stages of Mars Music Hall, Stovehouse, Tangled String Studio, Concerts in the Park, Panoply, Von Brewski Beer Festival and all your favorite bars & breweries in Huntsville including The Casual Pint, Humphreys, Lone Goose Saloon, A.M. Booth's Lumberyard, Green Bus Brewing, Rocket Republic, Voodoo Lounge and Crossroads Music Hall.