Allen Weber’s Hot Shock New Video — Caribbean Breeze

Caribbean Breeze Snippet Live This snippet of the song Caribbean Breeze is from a live appearance. The music is not “fixed” This cut did not make the EP Live and Sparking However, there is another cut of Caribbean Breeze recorded live that did. You can pick up the Live and Sparking EP here: Just click … Read more…

The Story Behind the Song — Blues Sparks

The Story Behind the Song — Blues Sparks by Allen Weber So there I was, listening to John McLaughlin’s new (at the time) CDNow Here This The CD ended, and all of a sudden, a melody popped into my head. I thought it sounded really cool, so I grabbed my recorder and sang the melody … Read more…

Allen Weber on Preparing Hot Shock for the Studio Part II

Rehearsals And More TV Offer And for great timing, out of the blue the first week of June came an offer to appear on local tv! They knew about us, and just wanted to verify what they heard. So we were invited to an audition for a local tv show. The comments from the shows … Read more…

Preparing for the Studio Part II

Gig and Live Rehearsal Well, 40 songs have been learned. Not all we will be recording, but five of the eight. And now it is off to the first club date. Everyone is prepared. No one reading off charts on stage. It’s just not allowed in this band. If you do that, you WILL miss … Read more…

Allen Weber Asks What Is Fusion Music

What is Fusion Music Now days it seems that Fusion is a nebulous term. It kind of reminds me of the movie Kingdom of Heaven when the guy defending Jerusalem Balian says to “What is Jerusalem worth to you?” and Saladin replies “Nothing. Everything!” I would paraphrase that… What Does Fusion Music Mean Today? I … Read more…

Allen Weber with Hot Shock Live from the Brick 02/08/2013

Weekend Work… Song Well Hot Shock just finished our second series of shows from our rotation engagement at the Brick. We added three unrehearsed songs to our repertoire: Work Song So What Watermelon Man Ch… Ch… Ch… Changes! This past weekend featured the debut of Hot Shock’s new drummer. The man has POCKET! His pocket … Read more…

Dancing Machine Run By Allen Weber with Hot Shock

Allen Weber with Hot Shock Makes You a Dancing Machine When Hot Shock was at the Land Shark people in the audience could not stop themselves. There was no dance floor. There was no big area for dancing… Yet the pulsating rhythms coming from Hot Shock had people up on their feet making a space … Read more…

Show Announced for October 16, 2012 With Latin Grammy Winner Alex Cuba

A Night of International Fusion, World Beat Music! A concert with Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba was announced for october 16, 2012. Hot Shock will be performing in support. The concert is scheduled for Tuesday October 16, 2012 We are preparing for some heavy Latin feel jazz fusion… soca; cha cha cha; samba; but with … Read more…