For this week’s Spotlight, we’re showing love to alternative pop-rock band Deal Casino!
About Deal Casino //
Deal Casino is an alternative pop-rock band from Sparta, New Jersey. Joe Parella and Jon Rodney started out in 7th grade in a cover band playing classic rock songs. They brought in Joe Cowell in their freshman year of high school. During a brief stint in Nicole Atkins’ band, Chris Donofrio played with Joe P and knew immediately they needed to be in a band together, and in 2013 the four of them became Deal Casino.
They’ve spent the last 4 years living in the same house together in Asbury Park. In those 4 years, Deal Casino has been playing show after show in Asbury — at one point having 3 residencies at different venues simultaneously. Meanwhile, they had been playing, writing and recording in a local basement studio. The studio grew, and moved to a bigger, more state-of-the-art facility, and the band helped build it from the ground up, painting, wiring, and ripping up floorboards. Foregoing sleep and sanity, they recorded 3 EP’s at the same time-Heck (2014), Nika (2015), and Human Cannonball (2016), all leading up to the release of their 2017 self-titled LP. In December 2017, they released a follow-up to the Deal Casino LP. The Calidus EP is a mini-collection of live and acoustic tracks.
Deal Casino brings back a long tradition of great music coming from the Jersey Shore, but they do it for a new generation. Come see them soon in a city near you.
Stream Deal Casino’s recent release “French Blonde” below //