Mike Petersen has been writing and recording music in the Chicago area since 1993. He writes, sings and plays acoustic guitar, piano, and keyboards. He co-founded the popular 90s Chicago band We the Cats and is a member of Ilk. Rob Koppensteiner’s drums provide an exciting, solid foundation for 45 Souls. He has played with such bands as Wax Lips, Strain Busy Sky, Kampfire Kowboys, and Casually Bent. Lester Moore provides lead and rhythm guitar textures and background vocals. Moore is also involved in several other projects, including the Lester Moore band and one of Chicago’s favorite cover bands, the Damn Hoovers. Gibson Arlasky provides the bottom-end boom for 45 Souls, along with supersonic background vocals. Arlasky was also a member of We the Cats, and he and Petersen, as the group Still Hill, wrote, produced and recorded the soundtrack for the 2002 film Tio’s Game.