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Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Southern Rock


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HOT LZ @ McAuliffe's Pub

Ripon, Wisconsin, United States

Ripon, Wisconsin, United States

HOT LZ @ Heartland Cafe

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

HOT LZ @ Time 2 Bite

Antioch, Illinois, United States

Antioch, Illinois, United States



Hot LZ is a Chicago-based blues/rock band. The band consists of 5 musicians Joey Davenport, Dean Haage, Bob Hyatt, Bill Werkheiser, and Shelby Martin. They recently came out with a new 4 track EP called Itchy Trigger Finger. Listening to the EP I got a Jack White, Black Keys, and a little Jimi Hendrix vibe. Most importantly I got that classic rock and roll feel. I could see this band working with Dan Auerbach and putting together an amazing master piece. It’s a good feeling knowing that talented bands like Hot LZ are from my area and I look forward to seeing them live soon. Check out Itchy Trigger Finger below and keep rockin’ out!

Oh by the way I’m totally a fan of all the tracks but Train Rolls On is currently my favorite track….Wait I’m leaning towards Toll On Your Soul now. Could we combine all tracks in to 1 track so I don’t have to decide on a favorite?

Links: - The Humming Byrd

Beer Beats and Business PodCast. JULY 12, 2016 BY DFISH99
My Conversational Partner:
Joey Davenport is the President of the Hoopis Performance Network in Chicago, which was recently recognized by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the U.S. He has twenty years of experience in the financial services industry as a top producer, manager, entrepreneur and international speaker. - Beer Beats and Business

June 18, 2017 @ 10:22 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

Acoustic performance with band interview as part of the communications program at Waubonsee Community College. - On Track Waubonsee

Acoustic radio performance and interview with The Garage on 103.9 The Fox.
September 18th, 2016.
Fools Pride @ 33:30 minute mark
Interview @ 38:10 minute mark
Rebel Glory (acoustic live) @ 42:00 minute mark
Interview @ 46:02 minute mark
Coming Clean (acoustic live) @ 48:09 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

May 7, 2017 @ 18:05 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

Waubonsee Community College communications department interviews HOT LZ. - On Track Waubonsee

April 23, 2017 @ 7:30 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

January 29, 2017 @ 48:40 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

January 8th 2017 @ 8:47 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

August 7th 2016 @ 8:29 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

June 5th, 2016 @ the 12:02 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

January 17th, 2016 @ the 25:10 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

May 24th, 2015 @ the 25:28 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

September 10, 2017 @ the 31:29 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox

April 8, 2018 @ the 46:16 minute mark - The Garage on 103.9 The Fox


Beachhead Blues - 3 song EP - 2014

Itchy Trigger Finger - 4 song EP - 2017

Yet to be named - 10 song Album - 2019



Hot LZ is an original Southern Rock band based in Chicago.  This quintet infuses gritty vocals, slash-weaving electric guitars grounded in an acoustic backdrop, with a romp and stomp rhythm section.  HOT LZ intertwines lyrical magic connecting with anyone who can relate to love, loss and raising hell. 

Hot LZ's lead vocalist is native Nashvillian and multi-instrumentalist Billy Joe Davenport. With his foot on the gas pedal, Dean Haage provides rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Bob Hyatt (Dr. Bobby Hyatt), also of Chicago-based Heeby Jeebies, brings the head rockin, face-grimacing, lead guitar and vocals. The rhythm section features Shelby Martin thundering on bass and backing vocals, along with Bill Werkheiser keeping it in the pocket with his ratta-tat-tat drum style.

If the Black Crowes, Jack White and Muddy Waters were to hit the town, Hot LZ would serve as their soundtrack.  Influences include Black Crowes, Jack White, Black Keys, Beastie Boys, Robert Johnson, Led Zeppelin, etc.

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