Hot Challenge

Hot Challenge

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Hot Challenge is a rock band based in San Francisco. As a band of three brothers, Hot Challenge is a genre-bending group that combines elements from rock, pop, rhythm and blues, as well as dance music to create a sound that is both unique and intensely catchy.

Biography

Hot Challenge is an indie electro rock band based in San Francisco. The band is formed of vocalist/guitarist JP Rose, vocalist/keyboardist Dave Rose, and bassist/vocalist Joe Rose. As a band of three brothers, Hot Challenge is a genre-bending group that combines elements from rock, pop, rhythm and blues, as well as dance music to create a sound that is both unique and intensely catchy.

Hot Challenge has had "Wine" and their most recent single, "Midnight On Everest" featured on Live 105's Soundcheck program for new music. Hot Challenge has also received glowing reviews from SF Bay Area press and is has headlined some of SF and LAs best venues such as Bottom of the Hill, the Echo, Rickshaw Stop, Cafe du Nord, and the Great American Music Hall.

Hot Challenge was formed in March 2007 when JP and his younger brother, Dave, began exchanging song ideas via cell phone recordings. JP had recently broken up with his power pop band, Florentine, and was interested exploring new musical directions. JP's older brother, Joe, picked up bass after years of playing guitar, and Hot Challenge was born soon thereafter. With each band member interested in different artists (Joe: Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem, Dave: Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake, Evan: Nine Inch Nails and Muse, JP: Interpol and Bloc Party), the band uses these creative differences to their advantage. Throughout their elementary and high school years, the three Rose brothers were heavily involved in classical piano and choir, which reflects itself in Hot Challenge's solid songwriting and vocals.

Discography

Hot Challenge EP
"Midnight On Everest"
"Eyes Open"

Set List

1. Wine
2. Freedom
3. High Stakes, Shock Wave
4. Never Gonna Happen
5. Silver Stars
6. Vacuous (Copper Eyes)
7. Self-Treatment
8. I Know You Didn't Mean to Let Me Go to Jail
9. End of the World
10. Fifteen Minutes
11. Gipsy Talk
12. How Do You Feel?