SipMusic Q & A with Wesley Hill
The second quarter Wine/Music release from SipMusic is five new songs from The Only Ocean, paired with Hardcore, a blend of primarily Syrah, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon from Core Winery.
The four-piece band combines their love of 90’s alternative rock with more celestial elements, which reflects their proximity to Vandenberg Air Force Base.
We had the chance to ask singer/guitarist, Wesley Hill a few questions about their upcoming SipMusic Club release, and here’s what he said…
SMC – Why release your music with a bottle of wine this time, Wesley?
WH – Lompoc is getting known for their wines, & we felt that collaborating on this project made sense, & would be good for our band.
SMC – Lompoc has a unique music community. What’s the vibe when you tell people you’re from Lompoc?
WH – Outside of Lompoc we sometimes get the vibe that nothing good can come from our town. Beyond Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo a lot of people don’t even know where we are. Personally, I love telling people we are from Lompoc. It’s growing up here hat has helped make us the band we are.
SMC – You have to show one of your songs to your hero, George Harrison. What song would you pick?
WH – So Shy So High, from the new EP. I’m really proud of that song.
SMC – What’s the story behind your album cover?
WH – It’s a collage our friend, Josh Zacarias, designed for us, he’s in a band called Captions that we like.
SMC – What makes The Only Ocean special?
WH – The Only Ocean is special because we don’t worry about what’s cool. We write songs that we’re passionate about and that we can stand behind.
SMC – When’s the wine & music coming out?
WH – June 18th, 2016 at Certain Sparks Music. Jamey Geston is opening the show!
SMC – Sweet. Thanks, Wesley!
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