If you were to put the playfulness of George Clinton, the quirkiness of Tom Waits, and the energy of Primus into a cauldron and mixed it together, you would brew up the likes of "The Party on High Street". Hailing from Victoria BC, the trio has conjured up their own style of west-coast funk. Weather it be saturday night at the festival with ten tons of speakers, or a cottage in the woods with a stand-up Bass, and an acoustic guitar, "The Party" will get the place dancing. Devon "The Kid" Venoit lays down a backbeat that will straiten your spine, and can solo his way through a brick wall. T-Rav Charuk brings a swagger that would make any Jimi from the 60's proud. Down on the low end, Brin Porter ties it together with a funky bounce that seeps into your feet.
With eight years of touring, and six albums under their belt, their sound has evolved in many different directions. Their most recent record "At Yer Place" (2015), is an entirely acoustic album recorded live off the floor with a few overdubs, produced by Kennan Sungur. This contrasts the bands previous record "Organized" (2013), a more in-your-face electric album recorded in Bear Creek Studios, and produced by Ryan Hedlock. "The Party" is planning on releasing a new album by May 2016 before they start their summer festival tour.
Playing festivals has been an integral part of the bands purpose and growth. As much as they thrive in the studio, "The Party on High Street" are at home jumping up and down and pouring their heart out in front of large crowds. Main stage acts at Wild Mountain Music Festival, North Country Fair, Artswells, and others have only ended with the audience, and the band, realizing the real power of music.