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“Way Past Gone is an energetic and expertly executed amalgam of R&B, rock-and-roll, soul, and country... Fine originals like "Kiss the Sky," "Way Past Gone," and "Simple Plan" sit easily alongside chestnuts by Elvis, Etta James, and Otis Redding, ensuring that the music doesn't sound like just an exercise in retro...Her sultry take on Elvis' Sun-era "Trying to Get to You" and Redding's anguished Allen Toussaint-penned ballad "Pain in My Heart" show her impressive range and underscore the deep feeling she and the 45's bring to everything here. ”
“Way Past Gone: "Dynamic", "Wide - ranging" "a dazzling performance" and "an eclectically influenced and experienced band" ”
“ "The group is known for their strong vocals, solid lineup, and distinct vintage vibe. Moving effortlessly between rock, blues, and soul – the band offers live energy in spades." ”
"It’s surprising they’re not a national sensation. Brooke Shive & the 45s have all the makings of a band destined for stardom: body-moving beats, articulate lyrics and a lead singer who has a red-hot voice and stage presence."
"Brooke Shive & the 45' s take an impressive next step" "Brooke Shive & the 45s have become a household name on the region's music circuit since forming in 2007, and that fan base could be about to expand significantly with the Dec. 16 release of the bands impressive first album, Way Past Gone."
"Way Past Gone is in my Top 5 favorite releases of 2011! The combination of strong musicianship from the band and Brooke's soulful vocal delivery makes for a fantastic debut album. Check it out...you'll be glad you did!".
"Opening for Tork at the winery show is Brooke Shive and the 45's, a blues meets rock and soul group formed by Brooke with her father, Steve. The group is a local favorite in the Garden State and known for down-home grittiness, honest and emotional lyrics, and a whirlwind of instrumental fire."
"A Bucks County band with growing regional acclaim, Brooke Shive & the 45's, will be a headline act May 27 at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live. In today's competitive music scene, she has earned a reputation as a performer that leaves everything on stage."
"In Philadelphia, the late Kate Smith was known for her renditions of 'God Bless America' at sports events. In the arena before the Saturday night's finals, Philadelphia area recording artist Brooke Shive delivered a stirring rendition of the National Anthem."
"Fronted by the striking Brooke Shive on lead vocals, this band is comprised of seasoned professionals who give an exciting, inspired and precise foundation for the gritty, elegant and emotional singing of Brooke. Brooke's emotional and intense presence is made even more so by the talented musicians who make up the 45's."