The 7:45s are horn-heavy soul extraordinaires on a mission from Manchester to produce the perfect pop-song. Taking their name from the beloved 7-inch 45-rpm single (or the time of day when you eat breakfast), The 7:45s formed in late 2016. The manifesto? To release original singles in styles that span the soul spectrum: from northern soul to neo soul and everything in between! Gigs so far include: Night & Day, Band on the Wall, Albert’s Schloss, Kendal Calling and Matt & Phreds.

The project’s first release was sister-group Mancheska’s rocksteady single Girl Next Door. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the forthcoming release of The 7:45s’ debut single: the northern-soul-inspired Too Little Too Late/Tell Me No Lies!