High Street is a hard rock, heavily blues influenced quintet originally out of Chicago. Led by Erik Findling, the guitarist and songwriter, the band is delivering a fresh spin on classic rock sounds with current pop influences. Now based in Los Angeles, the band is igniting our generation to part-take in the most authentic, stripped-down, and honest type of rock and roll there is.
It all started back in the late 2000’s in the attic of the Findling household in Chicago. Young middle-schooler, Erik and his older brother Kurt on drums, assembled a group with some of their musically inclined classmates. Starting out as a classic rock cover band, they had hoped of playing a few parties around the neighborhood. However, they did not realize this would be the beginning of a very long journey. With Erik’s exceptional creativity, three EP’s of original music were soon professionally recorded by prominent producers in the Chicago area, such as Sean O’Keefe known for his work with Fall Out Boy and the Plain White T’s. The Chicago Club circuit quickly took notice and booked them all around the city at venues such as the renowned Double Door, Subterranean, and Hard Rock Chicago. This was the beginning of a new chapter for the band that would take them to the next level.
Nevertheless, just as they were really gaining momentum, Erik, the youngest of the group, watched the band dissolve as the other members went off to college. Alas, the band was no more. On his own, Erik went on a personal path to develop as an artist, exploring new genres of music such as Jazz and Classical.
Shortly after moving out to Los Angeles, Erik found the inspiration again to revive High Street permanently. This time, a new and improved lineup has been set in place to start right where they left off.