Jon Caspi & The First Gun / Bio

Jon Caspi & The First Gun share their roots with other Asbury Park, NJ notables such as Bruce Springsteen, the Gaslight Anthem, and The Bouncing Souls. Lead singer Jon Caspi is a veteran of the U.S. national college radio scene and this latest project -The First Gun- represents a return to his punk/indie roots. His music has charted on CMJ Top 100, and has appeared on TV, MTV, in films, and on stage in musical theater productions. He has performed with Bruce Springsteen and opened for many international acts. Drummer Jimmie Mizell has played drums for stars such as Rob Thomas, Jason Mraz, and Southside Johnny, and has also played percussion with Springsteen. Not traditional indie/punk rock creds but this dude can play! Doug Lane, a well known producer/musician in NJ joins the band on rock solid bass. Pete Jager is best known for heading up The Extras, Inc. although he plays in many bands. The quartet released their first album, Strange Situation, with a sold out show in an Asbury Park theater in early October, 2010, then released their second , The Little Ones, which was produced by Pete Steinkopf (guitarist for the legendary punk outfit, The Bouncing Souls) in November 2011. Their their third full-length, Sucker, which included the cult "hit" Raise Em' High! was released by Brighton Bar Records in April 2013. All three appeared on "best of the year" lists. They are releasing their fourth full-length, also on Brighton Bar Records, this April, 2015.

General Info

Band Members
Doug Lane - bass; Jimmie Mizell - drums
Artist Name
Jon Caspi & The First Gun
Profile Page
Active Since
Punk / Indie / Rock

Contact Info

Keyport, NJ

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