Highness began as a nine piece band in 2011 when Loona Dae and RED, then in college, were presented an interesting idea to start a band. Although RED, Gem Tree and Loona Dae were already friends at the time, Loona Dae reached out to musicians and today's current members Midore and Ora to join them in a jam session. A month or so after these women came together, they landed their first gig at Columbia College Chicago's battle of the bands known as "Biggest Mouth", held at the Metro. Since then they've played throughout Chicago at notable venues such as Reggie's, The Shrine, Abbey Pub, Double Door, Multi Kulti as well as throughout the midwest, for example, St Louis' historical BB's Jazz & Blues Club.
Now, in 2015, Highness (formally known as SHE) is made up of five women: Ora Nchi, RED, Mi