They know each other since many years – and you’ll realise quickly when watching the just launched first episode of the „A Dialogue In The Desert“ video series: OCEAN HILLS frontman Zoli Teglas (ex-Ignite) and Matt Sorum (ex-Guns ’n’ Roses/Velvet Revolver/The Cult). Episode I sees the two talking not only about the first two Ocean Hills singles, but also about musicianship within Guns’n’Roses, working with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and much more. Stay tuned for further episodes to drop in the near future. Ocean Hills‘ debut album „Santa Monica“ will be released this Fall.
“I just want us to be known as Working Class Rock N’ Roll”, so says vocalist Zoli Teglas (ex-Ignite), having taken 30 years’ worth of experience in the music business to launch a project close to his heart, Ocean Hills. Born into a working class Hungarian family, a dedicated animal rights / rescue activist, and a Hollywood actor with supporting roles in “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “The Alienist” under his belt, Teglas learned the value of hard work at a young age and the relationship music played in it. And it was always rock n’ roll. Bands like Journey, Boston, The Who and Led Zeppelin are only a few examples of the artists that laid the groundwork for Teglas’ current artistic vision: to write songs for the working-class man in the vein of acts like Shinedown, Nickelback, and Alter Bridge. Lead-off single “A Separate Peace” released in April 2020 – is proof positive of the Ocean Hills no-bullshit approach to making their own brand of rock, with new single “Death Of Liberty” as the infectious follow-through.