Origins: Hollywood, CA
Genres: Hard Rock, Classic Rock
Years Active: 2018 - Present
Illicit: Where Soul Meets Rock 'n Roll
Illicit is Los Angeles's premier hard rock band. Started in early 2018, Illicit is a multi-national band comprised of five member from three different countries (The US, Peru, And India). The band first met at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California and bonded over a love of bands like Guns ‘n Roses, Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith which greatly influenced our music and style.
Like many of our heroes, we built our chops, reputation, and original repertoire on the sunset strip performing at such legendary venues as the Whiskey a Go Go, Rainbow, and Molly Malones. After two years of grinding, Illicit was ready for our first E.P. and recorded "Live at the Institute" as a live session in Studio A of the Musicians Institute in early 2020.
Between our initial recordings, live performances, and general reputation, the band caught the attention of Grammy Winning Producer/Engineer Francis Buckley and started recording our next studio E.P. titled "The Wheel" with Francis at Hummingbird Studios in Sherman Oaks, California. We spent the next year meticulously piecing together the E.P. from different parts of the world, and have now finished it and are preparing it for full release.
The first three singles from out upcoming EP "The Wheel" are out now on all major streaming and downloading platforms!