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8Forty8

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A band of four brothers with a true passion for classic rock music. Based in Hamilton, New Zealand, 8Forty8 have built a reputation as a top quality, world class outfit. Influenced by super groups like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, they are renowned for their live show which is action packed, dynamic and powerful. In 2008, members were invited to perform onstage with Deep Purple and Black Sabbath 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 festival.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.

Band Members:
Simon Koretz (guitar, bass, vocals)
Marcel Koretz (vocals, harmonica)
Nathan Koretz (drums, saxophone, vocals)
Sam Koretz (guitar, bass, hammond organ)

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gatman

Joined: 12/11/04
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SI & NATH TO JAM WITH DEEP PURPLE LEGEND!
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:20 pm
Simon(guitar) & Nathan(drums) have the HUGE honour of performing with Deep Purple legend Glenn Hughes at the G-TARanaki International Guitar Festival at New Plymouth's TSB Stadium on Saturday, July 19th for a mixture of classic MkIII & IV Purple, plus solo material from Hughes's last three studio albums. Also featuring that night is guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani!
Tickets through Ticketek NZ.

More info....
www.myspace.com/8forty8
www.koretzmusic.com
 

gatman

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8FORTY8, AGENT, EQWANOX
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2006 2:27 pm
8Forty8, Agent and Eqwanox will be rockin Diggers Back Bar Hamilton this Friday Sep 8th, gonna be a great night of quality live music, first band onstage at 10.30pm, $10 entry
 

gatman

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8FORTY8 Rock The Gemini Party
Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:33 am
8Forty8 will be rockin at The Gemini Party this Sunday- June 4 at Diggers back bar in Hamilton along with World war Four and others.
 

gatman

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Shake The Lake-Free Concert In Hamilton
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:17 pm
Featuring...

Chub Renata's Blues review
The Second Sense
Apollo
The Tim Armstrong Band
8Forty8
Stylus
World War Four

Sunday 19th March
Water Tower Stage - Hamilton Lake
12.00pm-6.30pm
 

gatman

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Led Zeppelin Tribute Show
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:11 pm
8Forty8 are playing a tribute set to the mighty Led Zeppelin this Saturday(18th Feb) at the Hamilton Gardens, thay will peform classics such as "Whole Lotta Love", "Dazed And Confused", 'Kashmir", "Stairway To Heaven" and much more... onstage at 12.30pm-2.00pm, admission is FREE!!
 

gatman

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8Forty8 On My Space
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:04 am
Hey rock lovers, you can now visit 8Forty8 on http://www.myspace.com/8forty8
and support good ol' Kiwi rock.
 

gatman

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Playing at 6Ft Under
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:54 pm
Playing at Hamilton's 6FtUnder bar on Friday 9th December, performing songs from their forthcoming album plus some classic Heavy Rock covers by Led Zep, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden etc..
 

gatman

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Live at Diggers Back Bar
Posted: Sun Aug 7, 2005 11:55 am
"8Forty8" will be performing a high energy kick ass set of originals from the forthcoming album, due for release soon. Don't miss out on seeing this classic rock band at it's best. Also expect to hear a few of your favourite Led Zep tunes performed like you've never seen before. The complete line up for that night is...

8Forty8
Vertigo Grin
Black Heart Endeavor
Mule

Be sure to be there for a great night of rock not to be missed.

This message was edited by gatman on Sun Aug 7, 2005 11:56 am.
 

gatman

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New MP3 to download
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:28 pm
Check out the new 8Forty8 song "Live It Up", Visit 8forty8.co.nz and download free MP3's from this classic rock style band. The new album is progressing well and due for release soon.
 

gatman

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New 8Forty8 song released
Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:42 pm
A new song (Out Of Mind) has been released in November 04 on the Axe Attack New Zealand Metal Vol.1, a collection of NZ's finest Metal and Hard rock acts. Available in all worthy music stores or online at www.intergalacticrecords.com.
 

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8-Forty-8 News
Posted: Mon Nov 1, 2004 6:25 pm
News from the band:

8-Forty-8 Are currently hard at work recording material for a new album due for release sometime early in 2005, to follow up thier 90's debut 'Edge Of Time' - You can check them out at http://www.8forty8.co.nz/
 

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