‘Erik Findling’ from Chicago has as a mission on this project to combine modern pop sounds with classic rock influences, in order to bring rock n roll back into the mainstream. Discover this wonderful blend the December 7th in Formula Indie with the Lead Track ‘Shut me out’

‘Erik Findling’ from Chicago has as a mission on this project to combine modern pop sounds with classic rock influences, in order to bring rock n roll back into the mainstream. Discover this wonderful blend the December 7th in Formula Indie with the Lead Track ‘Shut me out’

Erik Findling first picked up the guitar at the young age of 4.
Growing up in Chicago, Erik was heavily influenced by the
blues at an early age, being exposed to artists such as B.B.
King, Albert King, and Buddy Guy. At around 7-years old, he
would start to perform at blues clubs around the city where
his peers and audience members would revere him as a
“guitar prodigy”. However, it wasn’t until the tender age of 8
when his father brought him to see Slash perform at the
renowned Riviera Theatre in Uptown that would create a jawdropping experience for the young blues guitarist,
immediately shifting him from blues to hard rock. His dad, a
former musician, would play Van Halen and Guns N’ Roses
albums in the car wherever they went, inspiring Erik to
practice for hours on end – attempting to emulate exactly
note-for-note what he heard on the recordings. By the time
he was in eighth grade, he was performing at highlyacclaimed venues in Chicago such as The Double Door, Hard Rock Café, and Subterranean
with the first version of High Street. Once Erik got to high school, he started to explore other
genres of music, mainly jazz, where he really started to gain an understanding of the guitar and
the sounds that could be produced from it. He would come home from school and go straight to
practicing, spending up to eight hours a day mastering his abilities on the guitar. His devotion
and hard work eventually paid off, as he was the only guitarist in the country to be selected for
the GRAMMY Jazz Band, as well as the Jazz Band of America, when he was just a senior in
high school. While performing as a young solo artist, Erik played at the prestigious Herb
Alpert’s Vibrato, as well as other L.A. hotspots including Mr. C Beverly Hills, Lost Property
Bar, and Spaghettini. After high school graduation, he relocated to Los Angeles to continue his
work in the music and entertainment industry. Now, Erik is focused on his career as a rock
musician and he serves as the group leader and lead guitarist of High Street.

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