While on the ‘Kings Of World Tour’ in April, Crispy Borell discovered Alexx on Instagram reels. He shared Alexx’s video link with Don Berger and Eric Jayk. The band said: “The decision to invite him was unanimous as was the decision to have him join Wildstreet”.
Alexx Ponta, an English student from Montreal, QC began posting video covers of Wildstreet’s Golden Robot Records label mates Crashdiet and Hardcore Superstar which caught of the attention of Wildstreet’s guitarist, Crispy Borell. Check out this video duel with 16 year old guitarist Charlie Kash, here.
The band adds: “We reached out to him, sent him the set list and booked a weeks worth of rehearsals in NYC. It was immediately apparent and unanimous in the first 5 minutes of our 1st rehearsal with Alexx that he is the drummer for Wildstreet”.
Wildstreet has recently released “Won’t Be Apart”, feat Todd Long, via Golden Robot Records – listen here.
In 2021, Wildstreet released their massive album “III” which has nearly 1.8 million streams on Spotify & the music video for their epic single “Mother”. After spending most of the year on tour in the US (100+ shows including Rockfest WI). They also toured Europe bringing their music to fans in Switzerland and France for the first time. They concluded year releasing their cover of The 69 Eyes “Mrs.Sleazy”.
In February, Wildstreet released two singles “One Tattoo”, and “Born to Be (RLK)”. Their festival plans include Rockfest and more, and will once again tour throughout the USA all year. They will celebrate the one year anniversary at the end of their first west coast tour at Whisky-A Go Go in Los Angeles on June 25th. They will also play shows/tour in Europe and Mexico, while working on a new full length album.
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 and performing at US festivals including: Rocklahoma (5 consecutive years), SXSW and 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, the band 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 and 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 That 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 and 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.
US Tour Dates 2022:
5/16 Berlin, MD Globe Gastro Theatre
5/17 Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe
5/19 Canton, OH Buzzbin
5/20 Chesterfield, MI Diesel Concerts
5/21 Parkersburg, WV The Dils Center
6/3 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
6/4 Hallam, PA Tourist Inn
6/9 Mechanicsburg, PA JB Lovedrafts
6/10 Newark, DE Halftime Sports Bar
6/11 Baltimore, MD Fish Head Cantina
6/17 Los Angeles, CA The Redwoid Bar *
6/18 Reno, NV The Loving Cup *
6/19 Las Vegas, NV Rockstar Bar *
6/22 Phoenix, AZ The Blooze Bar *
6/23 Lake Havasu City, AZ Jeremy’s Juke Joint *
6/24 La Mesa, CA Deano’s Pub *
6/25 W. Hollywood, CA Whiskey a Go-Go
* (w/ Crossing I’s Dotting T’s)
Mexican Tour Dates 2022:
THU 7/22 Monterrey, MX (TBA)
FRI 7/22 Queretaro, MX Black Dog House
SAT 7/23 Toluca, MX Kiss Lounge
SUN 7/24 Mexico City, MX HDX Circus Bar
Eric Jayk: Vocals, Guitar
Crispy Borell: Guitar, Vocals
Don Berger: Bass, Vocals
Alexx Ponta: Drums