Deal Casino is a New Jersey-based alternative pop/rock quartet who play a mix of upbeat, danceable tunes along with slower, more reflective numbers. Known for their highly energetic live shows, the duo attempt to keep their recordings as raw and fervent as their concerts. The group's lineup consists of guitarist/vocalist Joe Parella, guitarist Jozii Cowell, bassist Jon Rodney, and drummer Christopher Donofrio. Both Parella and Donofrio had played with Nicole Atkins, and expressed interest in playing in a band together. Deal Casino formed in Sparta, New Jersey in 2013. Their name was inspired by the well-known Deal Casino Beach Club. After self-releasing two EPs in 2013 (Cocaine Love and The Runaways), the band moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey in 2014. They quickly emerged as a prominent fixture on the local music scene, playing dozens of shows at venues such as The Saint and The Stone Pony, and eventually winning several awards at the annual Asbury Park Music Awards. The group's third EP, Heck, appeared at the end of 2014, followed soon after by the Nika EP. In 2016, Deal Casino released the EP Human Cannonball and their self-titled debut full-length arrived in July.