Me First and the Gimme Gimmes


For the uninitiated, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is THE punk super-group and cover band extraordinaire of 2024. Consisting of punk legends, John Reis,  guitarist and lead vocals for Rocket from the Crypt, the celebrated scamp Joey  Cape from Lagwagon on guitar, Pinch from The Damned, on the skins. Add to our crew Fat Mike, master bassist from NOFX and CJ Ramone from a little band you may have heard of, The Ramones, rounded out by the incomparable crooner, Spike Slawson.  

When duty calls for one of the Gimmes to perform with their other band, rest assured a traveling Gimme will step in. Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham from Social  Distortion, Jay Bentley from Bad Religion or Stacey Dee from Bad Cop/Bad Cop are known to fill in and on occasion, Jake Kiley, professional stoner and recreational guitar player from Strung Out hops on tour too. 

Together, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are an outfit that has always operated more like a beer-hall Pussycat Dolls than a regular mortal band. In  2004, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes had the pleasure of ruining Johnny’s  Bar Mitzvah. They have since crashed another party and bring you Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Blow It…at Madison’s Quinceañera! 

After 7 studio albums, 2 live records and too many singles to count, they’ve tackled just about every genre under the sun. Be it Motown, Country, Show  Tunes, Japanese Pop (sung in Japanese!), these seasoned punk rock pros have triumphed on every occasion in a way only the Gimmes could. With such an  extensive and wide-ranging catalog, where does one begin?… With a live show of course! The powerhouse continues and they’ll be singing Corridos, Pop,  Country and Motown tune all year long, so don’t miss it!

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