The Hots are an Australian born, Los Angeles based hard rock band, formed by singer Foxie Kelly and guitarist Ronnie Simmons. In 2018, they released their debut EP produced by Mark Opitz (AC/DC, INXS, KISS, Rose Tattoo).
The Hots have been setting fire to the Los Angeles rock scene with their brand of youthful and aggressive rock 'n' roll. Playing the legendary list of venues that make up Hollywood's honor roll, including The Whisky and The Viper Room, and opening for punk rock legends like Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers) with Mick Rossi (Slaughter and the Dogs).
In 2019 The Hots filmed their second music video 'Please Me', an artistic tribute to motorcycle pop culture of the late '60’s & early '70’s with an emphasis on women’s empowerment. In order to capture the aesthetic and authenticity, working with creative director Meredith Devine, known for her Painted Lady series and photography work with brands like Harley Davidson. The video was brought to life by Giraffe Studios and with an all girl team. The 'Please Me' video was premiered at The House Of Machines in Downtown Los Angeles with artist Meredith Devine, in attendance were members of Guns N' Roses and Nekromantix. Following the success of the video premiere, The Hots hit the road, touring the USA West Coast with Psychobilly super-group BAT! (feat. members of Nekromantix, Rezurex and Stellar Corpses).
In 2018 The Hots launched their Self Titled EP at the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood and were nominated as one of LA's Top 100 Unsigned Bands of 2018 by Music Connection Magazine. The Hots filmed their debut single's music video 'Before You' with acclaimed Producer/Director Vashti Rosenberg: MTV Classic Australia, Channel V, Blink 182, Good Charlotte, Nickelback and more. 'Before You' was premiered on US radio by the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer and since then has been added to rotation on over 90 radio stations across the USA and Canada, charting at #1 on the US College Radio charts three times. The Hots EP debuted at #1 in Washington PA on WNJR.
Foxie Kelly has everything a Rock Front Woman should; powerhouse vocals, an enticing presence and an All or Nothing attitude. Foxie Kelly is determined to make her mark and at a young age, has already stood her ground in the company of esteemed rock 'n' roll veterans.
“Foxie Kelly reminds me so much of a young Chrissy Amphlett, she can sing like Chrissy and even thinks like Chrissy.”
- Mark Opitz, Producer of The Divinyls
"Great Vocals & the guitar sounds kickin'!"
- Mark McEntee, The Divinyls
Ronnie Simmons has gone from playing guitar with Aussie rock royalty Rose Tattoo and The Screaming Jets in Australia to punk rock legend Richie Ramone of The Ramones in the the USA. As well as this, Ronnie has made his mark around the world supporting stadium acts such as Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Van Halen & Motley Crue.
"Ronnie Simmons proved the future of Aussie hard rock is in capable hands.”
- Angry Anderson, Rose Tattoo
"Ronnie, you make this band come alive."
- Richie Ramone, The Ramones
In early 2018 The Hots were invited to record their debut EP with world renowned record producer Mark Opitz.
Mark was mentored by Australia's legendary Alberts Records production team of Vanda & Young and has produced bands such as
AC/DC - Powerage, INXS, KISS, The Divinyls, The Angels (Angel City),
Cold Chisel, Hoodoo Gurus, Jimmy Barnes, Rose Tattoo and more:
Cover photographed by Tony Mott
“The Hots were indeed a pleasure working with. It’s great to work with people who are not only talented but who are also prepared to put in the hard work. Over the period of our working relationship, the quality level just rose and rose each day. I would love to do an album with this band.”
- Mark Opitz
The Hots endorse:
Ernie Ball Strings
InTune Guitar Picks
Sperzel Guitar Tuners
Photography by Meredith Devine