Based in Petaluma, California, The HOTS have gained a following by making well known songs entirely their own. No backing tracks here, just four guys that love making music.
The HOTS have performed at the Novato Art & Wine Festival, Napa City Nights, Ukiah Pumpkin Fest, Novato Harvest Festival, The Petaluma Art & Garden Festival, Cloverdale Citrus Fair, and the Ukiah Deep Valley Beer Festival. They've headlined the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, HopMonk Taverns, and played the Miracle Mile Stage before a 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium.
They also became chef Guy Fieri's go-to band in 2018, playing his private birthday bash two years in a row. Fieri then insisted they accompany him to Disneyland to play a set after his appearance at California Adventure's Food and Wine Week.
The HOTS are:
Zach Hammer - guitar and vocals
Pete Hale - guitar, vocals and hat
Toby Tyler - bass
Jed Friesen - drums