|© 2009-2013 The Forty Whacks.
The Forty Whacks are pop-punk, garage rock band that formed in Lake County, Illinois in
2009. Founded by Marc Harman, and Todd Rutledge, who have been writing music together since
the late 90's. The Forty Whacks includes Kati Olsen (vocals), Todd Rutledge (bass/vocals), Marc
Harman (drums), and Tom Rutledge (guitar/vocals). Johnny "Top-Johnny" Pierro was the original
singer up until his unannounced departure from the band in June of 2013, and was quickly
replaced by Kati Olsen (ex-Atomic Zombie/JBRD vocalist).
To date the band has recorded two EPs "The Death Of...", and "Dying is so Last Year"
(CD/digital), one holiday single "Sitting at a Bar" (digital) with Mr. Dan Precision at Bomb-shelter
Chicago, and two videos under their own label Moriarty Records. The band has met positive
reviews with Punknews.org, Big Take Over Magazine, and other various online music websites.
Currently the band is writing new music for their up-coming release titled "Saturday Night Loud",
and consistently playing live through-out Illinois and Wisconsin.