"I remember watching Aerosmith on MTV when I was a boy, and the experience changed me forever. I saw Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and I’m like - Woah, I want to do that!" Wildstreet's 36-year-old vocalist, Eric Jayk, recently told Hollywood Soapbox.
When we first listened to their recently released single 'Still Love You', Aerosmith is exactly what we imagined as an influence on the band. Well, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osborne, Kiss and Alice Cooper (Phew!).
NYC-Based Wildstreet began in 2006 and released their self-titled debut album on Retrospect Records in 2009. The band spent the next 4 years touring nonstop & performing at US festivals including: Rocklahoma (5 consecutive years), SXSW & M3 Rock Festival. Wildstreet rocked alongside Black Veil Brides, Vains of Jenna, The Bouncing Souls, The Last Vegas, Twisted Sister, Michael Monroe, Crashdiet, Diemonds, Kix, LA Guns and more. The band won the Best Buy/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival, and opened for Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust and Three Days Grace in Camden, NJ.
In 2011, they released Wildstreet II..Faster..Louder! to widespread critical acclaim. They made an appearance on The Jimmy Fallon show and their songs were licensed to TV shows on E!, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS & in a THQ Video game. Later that year, the band released the official music video for 'Poison Kiss' which included a cameo by Don Jameson of 'The Metal Show'. Wildstreet now had the attention of rock fans worldwide. In 2012, the band released the single 'Easy Does It' and it’s official music video. The video went viral on YouTube. (Wildstreet has well-over 4 million views and nearly 8,000 subscribers on that platform).
After taking a 2 1/2 year break off & dodging rumors of a band breakup, Wildstreet exploded back onto the NYC scene in 2016, headlining Gramercy Theatre with new lineup. In early 2017, the band rocked NYC with Faster Pussycat and The Biters and headed to Rocklahoma for the 6th time.
The band began work on their single “Raise Hell” after Rocklahoma. Released in December 2017, it ushered in a new period for the band. They headlined Irving Plaza for the single’s release party, and was handpicked by Dorothy to open for her New York City tour date at The Bowery Ballroom. In February 2018, the band released a lyric/concert video for 'Raise Hell'. Wildstreet spent the remainder of 2018 in the studio recording, Wildstreet III. They performed regional tour dates/festival dates. Highlights include: opening for Sebastian Bach & Escape The Fate. In March, the band sold out The Knitting Factory Brooklyn and then headed out on their first tour in Europe, playing 10 shows in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, including Sleaze Fest 2019 in Bochum, Germany. Upon returning to NYC, Wildstreet filmed the official music video for 'Tennessee Cocaine'. In July, they headlined a sold out NYC show at Saint Vitus and headed out for a short West Coast tour which included stops at The Whisky-agogo & Great American Music Hall. The official music video and single for ‘Tennessee Cocaine’ was released on all major digital & streaming platforms August 23rd. It has 160,000 spotify streams & over 100,000 Youtube views. Their most recent release 'Three Way Ride' has reached 100,000 streams, and 50,000 views on YouTube. They have confirmed festival dates at The Call of The Wild (UK), Sleaze N’ Hard IV (Colombia), Rockfest 2020 (US) & in 2021 Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival (UK), COQ festival (EU). The band release their latest single, ‘Born To Be’ on February 21st and it was added onto Spotify’s editorial list ‘Hard Rock.’
Their latest single ‘Still Love You’ is released as part Wildstreet's highly anticipated full-length album Wildstreet III, released on Golden Robot Records. Wildstreet was also featured in Billboard magazine in July, 2020. With festival dates booked in the UK, Mexico, Colombia, Europe and USA Wildstreet will resume their planned Kings Of World Tour next year.