4500 is a British alternative pop/rock duo formed in 1997 by Gavin Hardcastle and Rick Dowson. Based in both Canada and England. Their sound can be described as alternative pop rock and draws heavily on influences from both the 90’s grunge/hard rock scene and many of the British 80’s pop legends.
With a 4500 mile gap between them, the duo record some of their songs from their individual locations but mostly from their studio in the rainforests of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
“I Am Ghost” is the first single from the CD of the same name which is due for release in March 2009. 4500 is currently in the studio working on the rest of the album.
In August of 2008 two good friends decided to buy a van, fill it with beer and candied salmon, 2 acoustic guitars and a tape recorder. They headed out to the remote but spectacular forbidden plateau on Vancouver Island with the sole purpose of writing the best songs that they could.
With jaw dropping mountain views for inspiration and the Eagles and Bears for company these two intrepid songwriters eventually put together a powerful arsenal of Pop Rock songs with titles like “I Am Ghost” and “If You Don’t Know Yet”.
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