Name: A Boy Named John
Genre: Alternative Punk
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ


Christian Singh - Vocals
Josh Lustig - Guitar
Jack Lips - Guitar
Paul Singh - Keys/Guitar
Nick Spillert - Bass
Brandon Martinez - Drums



A Boy Named John establishes a tasteful mixture of explosive punk rock and post-hardcore components with gentle indie elements to concoct a new take on a classic Jersey alternative rock sound. The band consists of vocalist Christian Singh, guitarists Josh Lustig and Jack Lips, bassist Nick Spillert, keyboardist/guitarist Paul Singh, and drummer Brandon Martinez.

In their 2016 debut album So We Live | So We Die, the group delivers their outspoken message by incorporating the delicacy of theatrical instrumentals, powerful vocal melodies, and their insightful and narrative lyrics. Their song “Gentlemen" has become a staple in the New Jersey music scene and beyond for its impactful stand against sexual assault.

In April of 2018, A Boy Named John released their celestial new single "Circuits", that premiered on Alternative Press.



N E W   S I N G L E

MUSIC Video premiered on Alternative Press

Produced/Engineered/Mixed by Brett Romnes (The Barber Shop Studios)
The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche, Boston Manor, Sorority Noise, Somos, Free Throw

Mastered by Chris Gehringer (Sterling Sound)
twenty one pilots, Halsey, The Chainsmokers, Rihanna


So We Live | So We Die

Full Length Album

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Album Sampler

Produced/Engineered/Mixed by Kevin Kumetz (With the Punches, I Am the Avalanche, Seaway)
Mastered by Michael White (Whitney Houston, Talking Heads)


Top 5 streaming spotify tracks

"Gentlemen" - 400,000+

"Sir Rock" -  30,000+

"Don't Kill the messenger" - 30,000+

'please excuse the acronym" - 25,000+

"Circuits" - 20,000+

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A Boy Named John have been featured on a number of playlists on Spotify

  • Discover Weekly (Gentlemen & Circuits)

  • Release Radar (Circuits)

  • Your Daily Mix

  • Your Summer Rewind

  • 2017 Unwrapped Playlists

  • Spotify Radio

  • 600+ Listener Playlists

  • Alternative Press' #FEELS playlist in April of 2016 (Don't Kill the Messenger)

  • Alternative Press' AP Discover playlist (Circuits)


"Sir Rock"


"GENTLEMEN" (Acoustic Version) 


"LILLIAN" (cover) - originally by the dear hunter

PROMO Photos 

Performance Shots

Notable shows and tours

U.S. Tour Homecoming Show (Headliner)
All Star Music Empire
Flemington, NJ
Tickets sold: 85

Hodera x A Boy Named John (Co-headliner) [SOLD OUT]
Boonton, NJ
Tickets sold: 100

Story Untold
Piranha Bar
Montreal, QC
Tickets sold: N/A

Palisades [SOLD OUT]
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ
Tickets sold: N/A

Ice Nine Kills [SOLD OUT]
The Stanhope House
Stanhope, NJ
Tickets sold: 84 at $15

So We Live | So We Die Album Release Show [SOLD OUT]
Boonton, NJ
Tickets sold: 110 at $10 (110 ticket cap)

The Spill Canvas [SOLD OUT]
The Studio at Webster Hall
New York, New York
Tickets sold: 35 Tickets at $15 (35 ticket cap)

Never Shout Never,  Metro Station, Waterparks, Jule Vera
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ
Tickets sold: 102 Tickets at $20

The Academy Is...
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ
Tickets sold: 62 Tickets at $25  (8 days notice)

You Me at Six, Young Guns
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ
Tickets sold: 144 Tickets at $20

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The Stanhope House
Stanhope, NJ
Tickets sold: 80 Tickets at $15

Set It Off
The Radiant
Nutley, NJ
Tickets sold: N/A


A Boy Named John have played multiple sold out headlining shows at their local venue BoonTunes (100 cap) 

Notable Tours

U.S. Summer Tour 2018

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So We Live | So We Drive 2017 Summer Tour


Canadian Weekender - Spring 2017

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Winter Tour 2017

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We have pretty amazing fans. Here are just a few!


Alternative Press - "Circuits" Music Video Premiere
Watch the live stream here: "CIRCUITS"

NJ.COM's "35 Bands You Need to Hear in 2017"
"...the band isn’t all pounding drums and screams. Singer Christian Singh is a gifted vocalist, and shows great dynamic range in the group’s new cutting single “Gentlemen,” off 2016’s debut LP “So We Live | So We Die.” Someone get A Boy Named John on Vans Warped Tour and let them show young punk fans a thing or two!" [Read more]

The Aquarian Weekly -  North Jersey Notes:
"I checked out the band’s latest music video for their song “Gentlemen” and I loved it. I needed to hear more, so I clicked on the music video for a song called “Sir Rock” and I loved the arrangement of this track. Singer Christian Singh has such an amazing voice too" [Read more]

Skyler Acord - Bassist of ISSUES
"Yo this is sick. Very impressive songwriting, I haven't heard a local band this good in 5evr" [Read more]

Rumored Nights Press Artist Spotlight: A Boy Named John
"They spend countless hours developing their own distinct sound, and take risks that other bands may shy away from. However, those risks definitely paid off, and their new album is proof." [Read more]

"A Boy Named John - Small Town Band With Big Musical Ambitions" [Read more]

Infectious Magazine Album Review
"With its fast-paced melody and punk demeanor, the album is everything one could ever want out of a full-length album."

"This New Jersey band, however, solidified their corner of the alternative scene by honing in on their already-established sound and bringing in various, often untouched, musical influences into the mix." [Read more]

Myspace - "So We Live | So We Die" Album Stream Premiere
"In addition to poignant songwriting, the record also features outstanding production by Kevin Kumetz (Seaway, With The Punches, and I Am the Avalanche) and Michael White (Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones and 3 Doors Down)." [Read more]

White Noise Zine - Interview
"A Boy Named John is a band that really puts the fans first." [Read more]

New Noise Magazine Song Premiere
Premiere of single "Lost in the Haze" [Read more]

PupFresh "Pup and Coming: A Boy Named John"
Pup and Coming: A Boy Named John [Read more]

Parsippany Life Newspaper
Interview [Read more]

College Radio regular rotation:

88.7 FM WPSC - William Paterson University

89.5 FM WSOU - Seton Hall University

88.7 FM WRSU - rutgers university


Relationships & Affiliations:

The Barber Shop Studios
Recording Studio
Recorded "So We Live | So We Die" with Producer/Engineer Kevin Kumtez
Recorded "Circuits" with Producer/Engineer Brett Romnes

Big Picture Media
Press and Public Relations
"So We Live | So We Die" Album Press Campaign

A Voice For the Innocent
Non-Profit Organization
Against Sexual Assault/Violence
A Boy Named John have helped raise about $1000 for AVFTI through playing benefit shows and additional donations.

outside the band

Members of A Boy Named John are also active in the music industry outside of the band. Both Paul and Nick are music instructors at the School of Rock in Wayne, NJ. Nick has also interned for a number of companies such as Atlantic Records, ADA, and Iron Management (PVRIS). Josh works as a live sound engineer for several venues in New Jersey and for Boulevard Pro. He is currently attending William Paterson University in pursuit of a degree in audio engineering. Brandon is a drum line tech for the Woodbridge High School Marching Band and won best percussion section over 15 other schools in 2018. Chris is a graduate of Montclair University with a degree in Communications with a Public Relations concentration. Jack is pursuing the skills to be a live music lighting tech and attending the County College of Morris.