“Tampa’s Sick Hot is a blast from the past, but in the absolute best way possible. Chock full of screeching guitar solos and passionate vocals, Sick Hot puts modern twist on a classic sound, creating a dynamite dynamic you don’t want to miss out on.”

- Give Me A Try Magazine

SickHot is the loud and electric band that is tearing up stages across central Florida. Formed in 2017 by Nik Wilson, Cory Bernardi, and Chris Erickson, their style blended the swagger of bands like Aerosmith with the wailing power and energy of Led Zeppelin. In 2018, their debut EP House of Delight was released featuring three originals songs. In 2019, Brandon Chacon joined the band, completing the lineup. Since then, they have released two singles and a self-titled EP. 

The band has found notoriety on the Tampa Bay concert circuit, and has been featured at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Gasparilla Music Festival, USF's Bullstock, and more. They continue to play across the Bay, bringing crowds to their feet.



Needless to say, the band was impressive back then. However, in three short years, Sick Hot with their now perfected “Vintage Rock” style have come a long way. They still have the same drive and energy, but they have become polished pros from playing gigs large and small perfecting their craft and building their fan base. With the addition of a second guitarist, Brandon Chacon, the band kills. Sick Hot is another band under 30 whose star is rising. Keep an eye on these guys they are going places.”

- Tampa Bay Music News

“The members of Tampa’s Sick Hot have to be reincarnated. Have to. It’s the only explanation for the existence of 20-somethings who can pull off a sound and look that’s so…,well, old. The outfit’s 2020 single “Vulture Culture” could get plopped on the soundtrack for “Dazed and Confused,” and no one would argue that it didn’t belong right next to Deep Purple’s 1972 song “Highway Star.””

- Creative Loafing





“Sick Hot is young and raw and, to be quite honest, sick as f**k. Their sound is well-rounded with obvious influences from rock legends, but they have managed to establish their own voice that will speak to the many generations of rock fans.”

- Val The Music Gal Blog

“One of the most talked about rock bands in Tampa Bay in decades”

- Tampa Bay Music News

“The band members now feel lucky to have formed a group of like-minded individuals who not only share the same passion but the same affinity for intricate music and a robust sound.”

- The Oracle (USF)

“Love seeing young cats playing originals that cook...the future of rock and roll!”

- Chris Jericho

“Think Black Crowes meets Led Zeppelin with a touch of grunge thrown in.”

- Rock At Night Magazine