Canadien Drum Prodigy Alexx Ponta Has Joined Wildstreet
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: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CceIhonpM1B/
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.
In 2021, Wildstreet released their massive album III which has nearly 1.8 millionstreams 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 69eyes “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 & 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”(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT2Wpp7NkK8) 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 “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 5 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, Wildstreetexploded 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 Bitersand headed to Rocklahoma for the 6th time.
In 2017 Wildstreet released “Raise Hell” the first single of their highly anticipated full length album, III. Over the next four years, the band released 6 singles and 4 music videos. Signing with Golden Robot Records in 2020, Wildstreet III was released on June 25, 2021 along with their 7 1/2 minute epic music video “Mother”.
Wildstreet III has reached 1.8 million streams on Spotify. Three of their singles have been mainstays to Spotify’s editorial playlist ‘Hard Rock’ & Apple Music ‘Breaking Hard Rock.’ On October 18th they released release a cover of The 69Eyes classic “Mrs. Sleazy” via Golden Robot Records. They just finished their second tour in Europe which included shows in France, Switzerland and Belgium, including Swiss Rock Cruise. To end the year they toured the East Coast USA in November. Wildstreet has confirmed shows and festival dates in Mexico, South America, UK, and Europe next year and will begin working on a new full-length follow up to Wildstreet III.
Eric Jayk: Vocals, Guitar
Crispy Borell: Guitar, Vocals
Don Berger: Bass , Vocals
Alexx Ponta: Drums
Wildstreet ‘Kings Of World Tour’ Dates Spring 2022
MON 5/16 Berlin, MD Globe Gastro Theatre
TUE 5/17 Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe
THU 5/19 Canton, OH Buzzbin
FRI, 5/20 Chesterfield, MI Diesel Concerts
SAT 5/21 Parkersburg, WV The Dils Center
FRI 6/3 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
SAT 6/4 Hallam, PA Tourist Inn
THU, 6/9 Mechanicsburg, PA JB Lovedrafts
FRI, 6/10 Newark, DE Halftime Sports Bar
SAT 6/11 Baltimore, MD Fish Head Cantina
Kings Of World Tour West Coast 2022
FRI 6/17 Los Angeles, CA The Redwoid Bar *
SAT 6/18 Reno, NV The Loving Cup *
SUN 6/19 Las Vegas, NV Rockstar Bar *
WED 6/22 Phoenix, AZ The Blooze Bar *
THU 6/23 Lake Havasu City, AZ Jeremy’s Juke Joint *
FRI 6/24 La Mesa, CA Deano’s Pub *
SAT 6/25 W. Hollywood, CA Whiskey a Go-Go
*w/ Crossing I’s Dotting T’s
Kings Of World Tour Mexico 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
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