Paul Casper

Paul Casper

Location (Philly Neighbourhood): Northern Liberties

Hometown: Sea Girt, NJ


Current Project(s)/Band(s): I play bass for Cheerleader.   Recently, I was on tour with CRUISR. 

Past Project(s)/Band(s): Wild Rompit, Lucy Stone 

Instrument(s) you play: Bass, Guitar, Keys

What else do you do in the Philly music scene? I love going to shows. There are a lot of good venues within stumble distance so just going out and supporting my friends and the scene. Once in a while I’ll book some shows too! 


Location of Photo(s): My Room in Northern Liberties, Ortlieb’s

What do those location(s) mean to you?:  My first job out of college was working down the street at Ruba Club. I was booking shows and events and helping manage the place for about 3 years. I found some old documents which sparked my interest in the history of the area and the neighborhood. While working there I fell in love with the music scene and the people. I found myself going to Ortlieb’s a lot after work and meeting up with Josh from Cheerleader. Ortlieb's is always fun and you can catch some great bands every week.  I ended up moving here a few months ago. I work a lot out of my room.  I have a collection of all my gear and guitars in here as well as old records and books. It’s my happy place. 


Favorite Place in Philly:  Ortlieb’s | My Room 

Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: Chismosa because of their breakfast burrito and french press and One Shot because of their cold brew. 

Favorite Restaurant:   Cafe Bardot 

Favorite Pizza Spot: Santucci’s

Favorite Philly Record Shop: Philly Record Exchange

Favorite Philly Venue:  Ortlieb’s and The Mann Center. 

Recording Space: My favorite recording studio in the area is Spice House. 


Favorite Philly Band(s):  Suburban Living, Caracara,  Louds, Former Belle, Cold Fronts, The Lawsuits, Steady Hands, Josh Miller, Kirby & The Vibe Tribe, Tess Emma, Vexxed. There’s a lot of great stuff coming up. 

What are you listening to now:  I want to say something cool that you never heard before but I can’t.  Mac Demarco, Ryan Adams, Dawes, Bruce, Local Natives, Tame Impala. The CRUISR dudes got me into The 1975. I’ve also been on a Radiohead kick (It happens every few months).

Best show you’ve seen in Philly: Daughter at Kung Fu Necktie and The National at the Mann Center. Both insanely beautiful shows. 


Life motto: "Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny" -Bruce

Random Fun Fact: I just saw Van Morrison and it was great.   I also love surfing. I make websites. 

Childhood Dream Job:  Field goal kicker for The NY Jets.

Pets: My parents have two really little dogs in Jersey, Sugar and Roxy. I love them.


Future plans: Putting out some music with Cheerleader and doing some shows in the Spring. Filling in on bass for CRUISR. Casually putting out some of my own music just for fun.