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HotWax began in 1986 as a soul music review that emulated the high energy, choreography, and costuming of the soul music reviews of the 60s. We established our act on 6th Street in Austin. The powerful vocals of up to eight singers and our smooth choreography brought standing-room-only crowds into Toulouse. Toulouse was also home to the popular band "Special Interest" which pulled double duty as our backing Band.
HotWax became fully independent in 1987. The vocalists reformatted the show, scaling it down to four singers. After that, HotWax said goodbye to Toulouse and established a new home base at Anchovies home to another popular band "Duck Soup".
When Anchovies closed in 1991, HotWax moved its home to Top of the Marc, located above the famous Katz's Deli. The sincere emotional connection between audience and performers made each appearance at Top of the Marc a special event.
MORE GREAT VENUES FOR OUR DANCE MUSIC
One of our most satisfying venues was The Oasis. The best thing about performing at The Oasis was how much fun we had playing music for whole families. Children from teens to tots were out on the dance floor trying to outdance their parents. Another regular venue for HotWax was Cedar Street Courtyard. It was an upscale, urban, open-air club set between two buildings.
THE ULTIMATE VENUE FOR SOUL
Our most favorite venue is, and always has been, the Victory Grill on East 11th Street. The Victory Grill is a historic venue that has hosted great black soul acts from across the country since the 1940s. It is an honor, a privilege, and a joy to play this venue.
HotWax has enjoyed continuing success. The elements of our success include a genuine passion for the music style and showmanship of the 50s and 60s, as well as the ability to perform the complex vocal harmonies and powerful leads this classic music requires. We have multiple vocalists capable of singing all of the lead and backup parts. HotWax has been blessed over the years to have some of the best singers in Austin perform with our band.
Any singer for HotWax must be able to dance as well as sing. Practically every song is choreographed to provide an engaging show for the audience. Our success would never be possible without our hardworking, talented musicians. All of them are seasoned professionals who have mastered their craft.
Most of our current performances are bookings for private events. We offer participant-fueled fun. With the public's ongoing support, HotWax will continue to deliver high-octane music and keep you dancing until you drop.