ARTIST: 946 West

YEARS ACTIVE: 2015 - 2019

HOMETOWN: Buffalo, New York

ASSOCIATED ACTS: West / Hobo Stuntman


Caleb West Vocals / Guitar (2015 - 2019)

Sean West Drums (2015 - 2019)

Levi Weston Bass / Vocals (2015 - 2019)

Christian Bradshaw Guitar (2015 - 2019)





946 West from New York plays powerful thrash punk with a metal influence and hardcore style. Brothers Caleb and Sean West had played together growing up for several years, and both developed a fondness for hardcore punk and thrash. As the twin brothers entered their junior year of high school, they started playing with their classmate Christian Bradshaw on weekends, playing cover songs from their favorite bands in the West brothers garage.

During the summer of 2014, the trio met a bassist named Levi Weston at a local all ages venue. They invited Levi to start jamming with them on weekends, and Levi accepted the offer. The four friends eventually started writing original songs, and in May of 2015, the group performed as the band "West" at a graduation party for their high school. After graduation, the band performed another show, performing several covers and a few originals. The band "West" played two more shows before realizing that the band name "West" was already taken, and they would need to change the name.

The friends discussed different new name ideas for the band, and figured that they would just do what Blink 182 did when that band was in their situation. The West brothers came up with the idea of having the numbers mean something, and after discussing it for a few hours, the friends chose the new name, "946 West". "9" was the number of original songs that the band had written during their time using the name West. "4" was the number of shows that the band had played before changing their name. "6" was the number of months that the band had played using the name West, before changing it.

After the group changed their name in November of 2015, they started performing live using the new name across their home state of New York. In the summer of 2016, 946 West recorded a three song demo and started performing for larger crowds as their fan base increased.

In November of 2016, the group embarked on a 30 day tour across the U.S. The tour helped 946 West gain the exposure that the band needed, and the members started looking for a label to release their material.

In the summer of 2017, 946 West signed to Bad Stain Records and recorded material for a split ten inch record with Johnny Laundromat and The Drycleaners. The album was released in November of 2017, and 946 West teamed up with Johnny Laundromat and The Drycleaners to head out on a 45 day tour across the U.S., starting in February of 2018.

After returning home from the tour, band members took a much needed break until the summer of 2018 when the band started performing live shows once again. The band booked a 60 day tour across the U.S. starting in January of 2019, and performed several shows throughout New York and New Jersey in late 2018.

On January 18th, 2019, 946 West performed a live concert in Buffalo, New York to celebrate the launch of their 2019 tour. The band sent the next five weeks performing at various venues in 24 different states, and the extreme stress of the tour started to cause considerable tension between the band members. On February 24th, 2019, the band found themselves in Austin, Texas, with only $31.00 left to their name. In addition, the bands van had blown the radiator, and the members had no way to get to their next show the following night.

Frustrated with the various events that had occurred throughout the tour, the band cancelled the remaining dates, and called friends and family and pleaded for them to provide them the financial assistance to return back home to New York. Once the members returned home, al four members found themselves becoming engaged in heated arguments with each other, and on March 2nd, 2019, 946 announced on their official website that the band was calling it quits, citing internal conflicts within the band as the reason for the break up.