8Forty8 are a rock band from Hamilton, New Zealand. Influenced by 70's supergroups like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, they are renown for their live show which is action packed, dynamic and powerful. A band of four brothers with a true passion for classic rock music. In 2008, members were invited to perform onstage with Deep Purple legend Glenn Hughes at the G-Taranaki International Guitar Festival, sharing the bill with guitar virtuso Joe Satriani. In 2010, they were again called upon for their session work at the G-TARanaki Festival. Others on the bill included Uli Jon Roth of The Scorpions, Guy Pratt, former bassist of Pink Floyd and current member of David Gilmour's band, Slash of Guns n Roses, and bass legend Tony Levin. In 2011, 8forty8 members performed at Hamilton's Founders Theatre with Chris Thompson, former frontman of legendary 70's group Manfred Mann's Earthband, performing hits such as 'Blinded By The Light' and 'The Mighty Quinn'.
The band have been writing new material, and have performed the songs live with a staggering amount of positive feedback! The new stuff will be recorded in July! The current lineup is the Koretz brothers Marcel - vocals, harmonica, Simon - guitar, bass, vocals, Nathan - drums, sax, vocals, Sam - guitar, bass, Hammond organ. 8forty8 "Time To Rock"