After a decade spent as a decorated live rock guitarist, sharing stages with artists spanning the music industry, such as Portugal. The Man and Bring Me The Horizon, singer-guitarist Mikei Gray had something different in mind when he started The Frst, in 2017. “Freedom and fun were the goals with this project, so as a mission statement there is no I in The Frst.”
Debut single "Another One" was named "The Best Road Rage Song Since The Offspring" by Alan Cross, while fifth single, “Ammo” earned The Frst a #1 debut on SoundCloud’s USA Rock (New & Hot) Chart.
Gray and his ever rotating cast of accompanying Nashville music heroes (including Andrew Leahey, Nathan Cogan (Taking Back Sunday), and Justin Smith (Eliot Root, Them Vibes) among others, spent much of 2017 touring the length of the US, from Key West, FL to Niagara Falls, NY.
In 2020 The Frst made history as the first rock band to release their own Augmented Reality phone app to accompany a single.
With Steve Hardy (Jay-Z, Alicia Keys), James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Dashboard Confessional) and Andy Van Dette (The Beastie Boys, David Bowie) behind the controls, The Frst's anthemic and passionate rock tunes come to life, brimming with urgency.
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