is an NYC-based band and boutique live-music entertainment company performing for private parties, corporate events, and nightclub concerts. We customize the size, shape, and style of our greater ensemble to suit the musical tastes and budget of each client.
Our musicians have toured together around the globe, sharing the stage with legendary artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Sting, Prince, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Lauryn Hill, Gwen Stephani, Adele, Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth, MKTO, Blitz the Ambassador, 50 Cent, Jay Z, Missy Elliot, Trey Songz, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Kool & the Gang, Screaming Headless Torsos, Rob Thomas, Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Avril Lavigne, Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Bebel Gilberto, Les Nubians, Kassav, De La Soul, Jamiroquai, Wynton Marsalis, Headhunters, Dave Valentine, Mike Stern, Spyro Gyra, Bill Evans Soulgrass, and numerous others.
Our players often assume the role of musical director, producer, arranger, and composer, and several have been nominated for or even won Grammy Awards. 45 Riots
is adept at myriad musical idioms, be it current or classic, including R&B, funk, hip-hop, house, soul, Motown, pop, rock, indie-alternative, reggae, Afro-Caribbean, jazz, blues, classical, and inspired mixes. 45 Riots
has recently performed for renowned brands such as the American Heart Association, Estee Lauder, Harman/JBL, LinkedIn, Macy’s, NFL, Nike, Playboy, Samsung, the Indy 500, Tiffany & Co., WWE, and many more.
Besides our busy event schedule 45 Riots
also acts as an independent record label and publishing brand producing original works and creative music media.