Keep the Faith is your ultimate high-energy live concert experience to Bon Jovi based out of Toronto, Canada. With two Reader's Choice awards for 'Entertainers of the Year', this band has performed and headlined at many Canadian and US outdoor festivals, theaters, casinos, many clubs and bars as well as weddings, birthday parties, corporate and private functions.
In 2006, JBJ lookalike Chris Newman founded Keep the Faith. Each member has professionally crafted the role to parallel their Bon Jovi counterpart. Whether it's a cozy intimate acoustic setting or a full blown concert with big lights and big sound, Keep the Faith offers a variety of performances to suit your individual needs.
I caught these guys at a show in Niagara and they were absolutely like the real thing. The costumes were authentic, the look was great and the lead singer had Jon's charisma, look, energy and most importantly the voice!! Think of Jon's voice back in the Crush Era and this is this guys bang on. It was also great he came out into the audience when it was pouring rain and danced and sang with everyone. This act is a definite must see!!!
I'm not a Bon Jovi fan but my daughter became wild for them in 2012 so I took her to a local Classic Car Show to see Keep The Faith in July 2012 for the first time. She was "over the moon" with how perfectly this band captured the sound and the look of Bon Jovi, up close and personal. This was probably the best parenting decision I've made so far in her life. We've now seen Keep The Faith over 20 times, from small intimate venues to large outdoor festivals and even made the trek to Montreal for a Valentine's Day dinner show. This band is comprised of extremely talented musicians that I'd be happy to see perform individually but together they create MAGIC. These guys are always professional yet extremely personable and give their all every time... fans never leave disappointed.
They always deliver the best show possible with many surprises!!
Over the years, I have seen Bon Jovi about 80 times. Over the years, I have seen Keep the Faith many different times at several different venues. Just like the "real" band, it is never the same show twice. KTF always deliver the best show possible with many surprises. You never know what to expect!!
Checked out Keep the Faith at Spot 1 in Brampton. The show was so full of energy and was a lot of fun to be a part of. Definitely recommend checking them out when you have a chance!
I hired KEEP THE FAITH over 10 years ago when they were starting out
and realized that CHRIS NEWMAN had a special spark that goes way
beyond great vocals. Mr. Newman has got it. KEEP THE FAITH has been
a very consistent show at SPOT 1 GRILL & MUSIC HALL in Brampton and
also RAXX ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX where I ran entertainment for 9 years before Spot 1. This is a band of professionals who are great to work with
and never fail to deliver a top quality performance.
1st time seeing this incredible band! Never will be the last! Chris Newman takes you into a rocking concert experience that is exactly what I've seen at a bonjovi concert! Don't hesitate! Book them! See them! You'll love them! Rock on guys
I first saw Keep the Faith this past December at Live Act dinner theatre in Whitby. Chris and the guys are amazing! Not only do they nail the songs and sound like Bon Jovi, they take it to the extreme by looking and playing the part. They get the audience involved and leave you thinking you are actually at a Bon Jovi concert, only at a more intimate venue! After the concert they even encourage you to meet them! We enjoyed our first experience with them so much, we are now working with them to put on a fundraiser next month! They have definitely made a fan out of me forever! If you haven't seen them I highly recommend going to see them!
This is so far the most amazing Tribute to Bon Jovi Tribute band wowww awesome just close your eyes and you barely can tell who's the Tribute or the original band awesome 5☆☆☆☆☆ all the way !!!!
Keep The Faith , you have me as a Fan's for ever !
love you all guy's cant wait to see y'all again
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So honored to have them all in my life as personal friends and so privileged to know them
Your no.1 friend and fans !!!
I have had the pleasure to work with Keep the Faith as one of their photographers. In the past 5 years, I've caught many shows and all I can say is: WOW WOW WOW!! The band has really studied Bon Jovi in concert and they replicate their every move and sound. Each show is full of energy and charisma and unique in its own. They know how to captivate their audience and leave you wanting more! The guys are as best as they come, very friendly and will always take the time to say hi and ensure you're having fun. Every show, big or small, you can expect them to give you 110%. They are extremely professional, insanely courteous, always punctual and very flexible. They come prepared, ready for a great performance and a great time! Buyers and bar owners have nothing but positive things to say about them and this is upheld by their repeated returns to these venues. I highly recommend hiring Keep the Faith for your event, you will not be disappointed!
If you are looking to a live concert re-enactment of one of the most successful bands from the 80's - look no further than the ULTIMATE tribute band from Toronto Canada. Keep The Faith has a loyal following that keeps growing with every show. The band has performed over 9 years and has just celebrated their 400th live show a few weeks ago. That in itself is a testament to their talent and their 3 hour plus shows will make you a believer too. This is a band that MUST be seen to become a total fan. We are so proud to have this band in our backyard and expect to see them much more in the next few months. Congrats guys on the great work and good luck for the future. We totally love you guys. :-)
If you are a Bon Jovi fan, you should check out Keep the Faith, even if you aren't a Bon Jovi fan, you should check them out. They have such a passion for the music and give all they've got with every performance. They are energetic and it's impossible not to dance and sing along with the band. It is obvious that they have taken the time to capture the true essence of a Bon Jovi show. I saw my first (of many) Bon Jovi shows in 1987 and have been a die hard fan ever since, I'm fairly picky on others singing Bon Jovi songs, but Keep the Faith nails it every time. Not only are Chris, Doug, John, JT and Steph talented musicians, they are also some of the nicest guys you could meet. I would definitely recommend Keep the Faith to any Bon Jovi fan!
The first time I saw Keep the Faith was at a local Class Car Show. I was floored. I have been a Jovi fan since their very fist album and I can tell you for me to be impressed is something. These guys have the live Jovi experience down to an art. The moves the sound it's all there. They don't just play the music and sing the songs, they bring them to life. Their show is closest thing you will ever experience to an actual Jovi concert. They have done their homework and with all the people that go to show after show they must be doing something right. They are also the nicest bunch of guys in the business.
Richie, Dave, Tico, and Huey are super tight as they back up their front man: Chris Newman, who brings Jon Bon Jovi to the stage in every single performance. Be it 300 or 3000 audience members looking to rock out to their favourite (and rare) Jovi tunes - Keep The Faith does not disappoint! As a die-hard Bon Jovi fan, I was skeptical, but KTF deliver every time. They just keep getting better with every show.
For anyone who needs a Live-Jovi-fix between tours, don't miss Dougie, Steph, Jimmy, Johnny, & Chris as they Keep The Faith!
Love the music? Keep The Faith! xox - Afsha B.
As a diehard Bon Jovi fan I am not easy to impress when it comes to tribute bands. Keep The Faith is as close as you will get to the real deal. Each band member works so hard to look and sound as authentic as possible and it shows. Keep The Faith will play a huge array of Bon Jovi songs and keep you up and dancing the whole time and will never disappoint. I wholeheartedly recommend them for any event. As a nice bonus, Chris and the rest of the gang are some of the sweetest and most down to earth group of guys you can meet
That Was amazing experience! !!! No Words to describe just have to see it :)
Price Range: Contact for Rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Expect nothing but the best from Keep The Faith. Like Bon Jovi this band leaves it all out on the stage for every show. We have it all from small acoustic to the big full blown concert with lights and sound. Most importantly you will always get your money's worth from professional musicians that are super easy to get along with no attitude and love what they do!
Keep The Faith's amazing musicians that bring it all to life;
Chris Newman Plays the role of Jon Bon Jovi- Lead Singer/ Guitar
Chris began his singing career in a church choir at age 10, and later won a music leadership award as most outstanding voice in grade 8. As the drummer in a high school band, he realized his true passion for singing when he was forced to sing from behind the kit after his lead singer missed a gig due to illness. For years, Chris has been compared both vocally and visually to the Bon Jovi frontman, ultimately leading him to form Keep The Faith in light of his absolute dedication to and appreciation for Bon Jovi. Taking his craft very seriously, Chris creates the ultimate Jon Bon Jovi illusion on stage. Chris delivers the moves, the look, the sound and most importantly the energy that Jon gives in his live shows! His other vocal influences include; Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Steve Tyler, Rik Emmett, Steve Perry, Bruce Springsteen, David Gilmour and Bruce Dickinson, just to name a few.
Dave Bentley plays the role of Richie Sambora- Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals
Dave hailing from Burlington, Ontario, has been playing guitar since the age of 7, and has performed in many original and tribute bands throughout the Greater Toronto Area, most notably the U2 Project. Taking on the role of Richie Sambora, Dave brings a new excitement to the band with his guitar wizardry and powerful backing vocal. He takes into account every aspect of Richie’s craft to perfection. Dave brings the ultimate visual and vocal illusion to ‘the King of Swing and Master of Disaster” and this new excitement to the band.
Mark Macpherson plays the role of Tico Torres- Drums/ Backing Vocals
Mark is from Brampton, Ontario. He started playing drums at a real early age. He has played in cover and original band over the years. Bon Jovi has always been his favorite since the beginning of the band and now as a member of KEEP THE FAITH, Mark is excited to share the groove to all who love Bon Jovi music.
John Jablonski plays the role of David Bryan- Keys/ Backing Vocals
John Jablonski as David Bryan. John is from Burlington, Ontario and started playing piano at the age of 10 and studied classical piano. He has performed in many original, top 40 and tribute bands in the greater Toronto area. He is pleased to play the role of David Bryan and add the melodic layered keyboard sounds that David provides in Bon Jovi.
Douglas Adams plays the role of Hugh MacDonald- Bass/ backing Vocals
Originally a classically-trained pianist, young Doug picked up the blues bug and a Danelectro bass. Since then he has spent virtually a lifetime playing with various bands on both sides of the border. Doug’s balance of precision and delicate touch is the perfect match for playing Hugh McDonald’s tasteful and distinctive bass lines. Doug has been with Keep The Faith since its inception.
Additional Booking Notes
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Whether you are looking to hear radio anthems like livin on a prayer, wanted dead or alive, have a nice day, and it's my life or the diehard fan who wants to hear dry county, hallelujah, roulette, or bloodmoney just to name a few... we play it!
Or you be the boss and craft your own set list for us to play for you.
Do you like covers? well so does Bon Jovi. Inquire about our cover tunes
Influences & Inspiration
Are influences include; Bon Jovi, Rik Emmet, Iron Maiden, Dream theater, Foreigner Richard Marx, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Michael Jackson to name a few
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