In a time where everybody has to put a label on a band to try and separate or distinguish what kind of music they play, Amplified Heat adopts Lemmy from Motorhead's philosophy....ROCK AND ROLL! Not "rock", "indie" or "alternative" but rock 'n roll in the most raw and dirty sense of the term.
The trio consists of brothers Jim, Chris & Gian Ortiz, who have been playing music together since they were kids. Two thirds of the band were born in Cali, Colombia and the other in New Jersey. They spent their young lives in La Puente, California, a racially mixed community but predominantly hispanic. They bounced around between Colombia and California a few times before finally settling in Texas.
If Billie Holiday had a love child with Joe Cocker, and Fiona Apple had a love child with BeBe Winons, and those two kids grew up and had a baby, that child would be me. Some people say this, I did not make this up.-Hope Waits
“Hope Waits is the new 'Lady Day'. Somewhere between Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday is an incredible voice and feeling that generates electricity. A new voice of patience, meaning and an unbelievable sense of style that has a proven way of transcending all the female vocal music that means the important message of art to our generation.” Gary Miller -BluesSource.com
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