About Us

120 Minutes plays Classic Alternative featured on the groundbreaking MTV Show.  R.E.M., the Pixies, the Cure and many other influential bands got their start being featured on the weekly Sunday night show.  

All of our members played in original bands that wrote their own music and played out in clubs for years, and we bring that youthful passion and energy to songs we play. 

120 Minutes has played some of the best venues in St. Louis including: the Blueberry Hill Duck Room, the Old Rock House, Delmar Hall, Diamond Music Hall, the Taste of Maplewood, Mississippi River Irish Music Festival, the Taste of St. Louis.  

We know hundreds of songs and can tailor a performance to fit the audience and show.  Our sets accessible and interesting.  

Here are just some of the bands we cover: Duran Duran, Devo, Elvis Costello, Guided by Voices, Helmet, INXS, James, Jane's Addiction, Matthew Sweet, Morrissey, R.E.M., The Cure, The Cult, Ramones, Nirvana, Simple Minds, Echo and Bunnymen, Sublime, Talking Heads, Pixies, The Dead Milkmen, Erasure, Violent Femmes, the Smiths, Helmet, Fugazi, U2, Cracker, The Killers, Sex Pistols, the Breeders, the Lemonheads, Toadies, Blur, Camper Van Beethoven, Radiohead, the Black Keys.

We also do full tribute shows to some of our favorite bands ~ learning a full set of Hits and Deeps Cuts for Fans and Super Fans alike.


Jason Nelson


Jim Wells


Will Horton

Bass / Backing Vocals

Michael Rose


Jason Nelson: Spent his early years singing with the world renowned MU330 and Orangetree.  He is one of the most talented singers in St. Louis, and seems to have endless energy.  A vocal chameleon, he also fronts the Something to Love Queen tribute as well as the Jason Nelson Band and the Retro Nerds.

Jim Wells:  For years, Jim passed on his guitar knowledge to the next generation as a guitar teacher.  Jim was formerly in Ruby Armada who once opened for Chuck Berry.  Jim has been a professional brewer.

Will Horton: The backbone of the rhythm section spent his early years touring the country with Isaac Green and the Skalars, then Leadville.  Will also handles the band's graphic design work.

Michael Rose: Spent his early years in the Alt. Country original bands Stillwater and Leadville.  Mike has encyclopedic knowledge of classic alternative, and his former bands have opened for Son Volt, Chuck Berry and played SXSW.