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Living On A Bad Name - The only band ever hired to replace Bon Jovi

Living On A Bad Name - The only band ever hired to replace Bon Jovi

9 reviews
Living On A Bad Name - The only band ever hired to replace Bon Jovi
4.945/5 stars – based on 9 reviews

About Living On A Bad Name - The only band ever hired to replace Bon Jovi

Living On A Bad Name is a premier Bon Jovi tribute band based out of Boston, Massachusetts. The very best Bon Jovi tribute band in the industry! The band features world renowned guitarist Ethan Brosh and radio personality Ken Pittman as Jon Bon Jovi. Living On A Bad Name delivers a convincing experience of being up front and close to one of the most successful American rock acts in history.

In addition to being the opening act for Fuel, Nuff Z'Nuff, Luke Bryan, Blood Sweat & Tears, this band came of age when they were chosen to replace the real Bon Jovi on August 29, 2013 at the New York State Fair. Booking this band means a true concert experience.

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Bon Jovi Tribute Band in Boston, MA
What a show they put on in myrtle beach......
I was very surprised they did an outstanding job...
It is a must see band.

I would definitely recommend them to everyone that likes Bon Jovi....
Corporate Event in Myrtle Beach, SC
5 / 5 stars

Great band

What a show they put on in myrtle beach......
I was very surprised they did an outstanding job...
It is a must see band.

I would definitely recommend them to everyone that likes Bon Jovi....

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Reviewer: lee
Organization: Market Commons
Event: Corporate Event in Myrtle Beach, SC
Event Date: Aug 20, 2015
Hired As: Bon Jovi Tribute Band
Bon Jovi Tribute Band in Boston, MA
Flash back in time to the 80's & 90's !!!

Last night Living On A Bad Name Performed at the Market Commons in Myrtle Beach South Carolina!

This was a spectacular evening, listening to the band on what was the Most Beautiful Evening of this summer 80 degree's with an Amazing Band Playing to an amazing Audience! They spent their entire intermission with the audience talking laughing taking pictures galore!

They invited a birthday girl up I am guessing she was in her late 40's early 50's as she sang along every word to "In a Bed of Roses" tears of joy and happiness running down her cheeks bought tears from every woman in the Audience..

Please Come Back to Myrtle Beach as soon as you can all of us (and there were many of us - "mature woman from all over MA, who have replanted here" We love you will follow you..! Great band sounded like the real thing, Book this band if your looking and if Playing DROP EVERYTHING AND GO...

DENISE
Corporate Event in Myrtle Beach, SC
5 / 5 stars

The Best Tribute Band To Ever Be Seen!

Flash back in time to the 80's & 90's !!!

Last night Living On A Bad Name Performed at the Market Commons in Myrtle Beach South Carolina!

This was a spectacular evening, listening to the band on what was the Most Beautiful Evening of this summer 80 degree's with an Amazing Band Playing to an amazing Audience! They spent their entire intermission with the audience talking laughing taking pictures galore!

They invited a birthday girl up I am guessing she was in her late 40's early 50's as she sang along every word to "In a Bed of Roses" tears of joy and happiness running down her cheeks bought tears from every woman in the Audience..

Please Come Back to Myrtle Beach as soon as you can all of us (and there were many of us - "mature woman from all over MA, who have replanted here" We love you will follow you..! Great band sounded like the real thing, Book this band if your looking and if Playing DROP EVERYTHING AND GO...

DENISE

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Priced Fairly
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Reviewer: Denise L.
Organization: SELF
Event: Corporate Event in Myrtle Beach, SC
Event Date: Aug 20, 2015
Hired As: Bon Jovi Tribute Band
Bon Jovi Tribute Band in Boston, MA
Living On A Bad Name recently played at a Surprise 40th Birthday Party for my niece, who has been a Bon Jovi Fan since she was 13. They were awesome, they got people dancing, they interacted with the guests. All of them went above and beyond to make this a great night for her. They were polite, courteous and even took the time after to talk to some of our guests who wanted to know more about them. Talent wise they were outstanding and performed each Bon Jovi tune expertly. Last but not least after our original band had a death in the family; Living On A Bad Name filled in graciously and quickly for us and they were spectacular. Would most definitely hire them again.
Birthday Party in Douglas, MA
5 / 5 stars

Spectacular, Talented and Professional

Living On A Bad Name recently played at a Surprise 40th Birthday Party for my niece, who has been a Bon Jovi Fan since she was 13. They were awesome, they got people dancing, they interacted with the guests. All of them went above and beyond to make this a great night for her. They were polite, courteous and even took the time after to talk to some of our guests who wanted to know more about them. Talent wise they were outstanding and performed each Bon Jovi tune expertly. Last but not least after our original band had a death in the family; Living On A Bad Name filled in graciously and quickly for us and they were spectacular. Would most definitely hire them again.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Marnie H.
Event: Birthday Party in Douglas, MA
Event Date: Feb 21, 2015
Hired As: Bon Jovi Tribute Band
Bon Jovi Tribute Band in Boston, MA
I am a life-long Bon Jovi fan who firmly believes that nothing compares to the real thing. I happened to be out on the town one night and heard Living On A Bad Name. I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised!!

They put on a great show and really know how to get the crowd into it. Singing old songs, newer songs and some not-so-well known songs, you never know what to expect. What you CAN expect is a great show and awesome music.

Living On A Bad Name is more than a tribute band. They are also talented musicians and great performers! Well worth the cost!!
Fair in Brockton, MA
5 / 5 stars

Great Tribute to Bon Jovi!

I am a life-long Bon Jovi fan who firmly believes that nothing compares to the real thing. I happened to be out on the town one night and heard Living On A Bad Name. I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised!!

They put on a great show and really know how to get the crowd into it. Singing old songs, newer songs and some not-so-well known songs, you never know what to expect. What you CAN expect is a great show and awesome music.

Living On A Bad Name is more than a tribute band. They are also talented musicians and great performers! Well worth the cost!!

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Reviewer: Tricia L.
Event: Fair in Brockton, MA
Event Date: Jun 29, 2012
Bon Jovi Tribute Band in Boston, MA
We went to check out Living on a Bad Name when they did a fundraiser show at The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston for Juvenille Diabetes.
They were phenominal. We were surprised at what a great array of Bon Jovi songs they played, from way way back to current.
I ended up writing a blog post about the show, which you can read here: http://joegoldsberry.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-hard-rock-cafe-boston-a-bon-jovi-tribute-band-raising-for-a-very-important-cause-this-blog-post

We'll def. go see them again. Amazing band with tons of talent.
Fundraiser in Boston, MA
5 / 5 stars

Great tribute band, saw them The Hard Rock, Boston

We went to check out Living on a Bad Name when they did a fundraiser show at The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston for Juvenille Diabetes.
They were phenominal. We were surprised at what a great array of Bon Jovi songs they played, from way way back to current.
I ended up writing a blog post about the show, which you can read here: http://joegoldsberry.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-hard-rock-cafe-boston-a-bon-jovi-tribute-band-raising-for-a-very-important-cause-this-blog-post

We'll def. go see them again. Amazing band with tons of talent.

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Reviewer: Denise G.
Event: Fundraiser in Boston, MA
Event Date: Apr 13, 2012
Bon Jovi Tribute Band in Boston, MA
This band is fantastic!! The lead singer Ken has a great voice and gets the audience motivated!! The band plays a great variety of songs. A definite must see!
Weekly/Recurring Performance in Brockton, MA
4.5 / 5 stars

Fantastic band!!!

This band is fantastic!! The lead singer Ken has a great voice and gets the audience motivated!! The band plays a great variety of songs. A definite must see!

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Reviewer: Fred H.
Event: Weekly/Recurring Performance in Brockton, MA
Event Date: Dec 10, 2011
Bon Jovi Tribute Band in Boston, MA
Me and my friends Seen them at the Wareham Christmas parade, Great band and a good time, The Singer looked and sounded just like Bon Jovi. Amazing tribute band!
Parade in Wareham, MA
5 / 5 stars

5 stars ... Highly recommended!

Me and my friends Seen them at the Wareham Christmas parade, Great band and a good time, The Singer looked and sounded just like Bon Jovi. Amazing tribute band!

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Reviewer: Christine C.
Event: Parade in Wareham, MA
Event Date: Dec 10, 2011
Bon Jovi Tribute Band in Boston, MA
This band is one of the Best Ive heard in Years!..I love them,,They keep you singing all nite!..Best ever!
Festival in Taunton, MA
5 / 5 stars

Awesome Band!!

This band is one of the Best Ive heard in Years!..I love them,,They keep you singing all nite!..Best ever!

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Reviewer: michellewoodbury
Event: Festival in Taunton, MA
Event Date: Dec 3, 2011
Bon Jovi Tribute Band in Boston, MA
My friends and I are Bon Jovi stalkers lol and we have been to the last 8 Bon Jovi concerts plus we've gone out and caught some tributes like Bad Medicine and Bon Jersey. I saw a Bon Jovi tribute on a marquee in West Dennis at Sundancer's this past summer and never heard of these guys. Holy Crap they are AWESOME!! No offense to other tributes but this band cured my Bon Jovi withdrawals. We are driving up to see them in Maine at Sunday River. I Love love love Living On A Bad Name!!!!
Nightclub Event in West Dennis, MA
5 / 5 stars

Luv these guys!!!

My friends and I are Bon Jovi stalkers lol and we have been to the last 8 Bon Jovi concerts plus we've gone out and caught some tributes like Bad Medicine and Bon Jersey. I saw a Bon Jovi tribute on a marquee in West Dennis at Sundancer's this past summer and never heard of these guys. Holy Crap they are AWESOME!! No offense to other tributes but this band cured my Bon Jovi withdrawals. We are driving up to see them in Maine at Sunday River. I Love love love Living On A Bad Name!!!!

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Reviewer: Andria L.
Event: Nightclub Event in West Dennis, MA
Event Date: Jul 30, 2011

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 210 minutes
  • Fee: $3000 and up.
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Non-union

Overview

What are you waiting for?

Hiring this band means you have selected the very best in the tribute industry today. The only band ever hired to replace the actual band of their tribute, LIVING ON A BAD NAME presents a high energy, passionate recreation of Bon Jovi music and concert performances.

* The guys like to plan ahead and contact a local school district to bring a young musician on stage with them for a song. They prepare a child months in advance and stay in touch to ensure the student is ready for the big show and this makes for great video and photo-ops.

There is a quick medley of other hair metal bands within this performance that comes just before incredible grand finale of Bon jovi's biggest hits, leaving your audience in awe. Booking is competitive so plan ahead.

Additional Booking Notes

The band requires 2 hotel rooms, 3 star minimum for shows more than 100 miles from Boston. 1 case of un-chilled bottled water on stage. Provided by venue or promoter

Bio

Living On A Bad Name formed in 2010, born out of a fundraiser for the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts. Founding members Ethan Brosh and Ken Pittman carefully filled the roster after trying many Boston area musicians.

It's hard to imagine there are better guitarists in the tribute world than the renowned Ethan Brosh. Ethan has toured with Yngwie Malmsteen, Jake E Lee, Carmine Appice and Michael Schenker and is easily recognized as a frequent contributor in Guitar World Magazine. He also teaches at the esteemed Berklee College of Music. Ethan's records include guests like; drummer Mike Mangini (Dream Theater, Steve Vai) guitarists, Greg Howe (Michael Jackson, Rihanna) George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) and bassist Dave Ellefson (Megadeth).

Ken Pittman, a Boston radio personality, has truly mastered the voice of Jon Bon Jovi, with striking accuracy even in JBJ's live improvising and is quite the frontman with the moves and crowd warming. Ken is a father of 6 children who he raises with his wife Andrea on the south coast of Massachusetts. He also owns a private detective agency...eclectic set of skills eh?

Drummer Keith Pittman is Ken's oldest son and at 19, has already established himself as a true drumming master. Keith is a World Champion drum-line member as first snare on the perennial national contender and current (2014) world champion Dartmouth, MA Public High School Indoor Drum-Line. Keith has played drums since the age of 4 and has watched his dad in bands from early on and knew he wanted "in". Keith gets the loudest applause on most nights!

Bassist John Miker, the "Road Dog" hails from W. Virginia. He moved to Boston for the music scene and now resides in Medford where he and his wife Kumari have put together a brilliant studio where they each practice with their bands. Kumari is a Living On A Bad Name alum and fills in on occasion.

Scott Poole was the last piece of the puzzle and is a talented keyboardist, graduate of Berklee and works at the Huntington Theatre Group in Boston when he isn't on stage with this band.

Upcoming Booked Events

Jul 01, 2016 HOLD
6:00pm–10:00pm
Jul 02, 2016 FESTIVAL BIDDEFORD, ME
7:00pm–10:00pm
Jul 10, 2016 HAMPTON BEACH, NH
6:00pm–9:00pm
Jul 17, 2016 WATERFRONT GRILLE OUTDOOR CONCERT HOLYOKE, MA
5:00pm–9:00pm
Jul 23, 2016 STRATHAM FAIR, NH
7:00pm–10:00pm
Aug 05, 2016 PORTUGUESE FEAST
9:00pm–11:30pm
Aug 13, 2016 MR. GOODBAR OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME
8:00pm–10:00pm
Oct 08, 2016 CANNERY HALL SOUTHBRIDGE, MA
8:30pm–11:00pm

Past Booked Events

Apr 16, 2016 Club Rochambeau Biddeford, Maine
9:00pm–11:55pm
Apr 15, 2016 Maximum Capicity Night Club
8:30pm–11:55pm
Oct 10, 2015 Rocktoberfest Rochester, NH
Sep 26, 2015 Tommy Doyle's Brockton, MA

The team providing the talent:

Ken Pittman

Lead vocals, acoustic guitar

Scott Poole

Keyboards, backing vocals

Ethan Brosh

Guitars, backing vocals

Keith Pittman

Percussions, backing vocals

John Miker

bass guitar, backing vocals

Set List

In and out of love
You give love a bad name
Have a nice day
Shot through the heart
Always
Born to be my baby
Bed of roses
Wild is the wind
Dry county
These days
Blaze of glory
Who says you can’t go home
I Love This town
I’ll sleep when I’m dead
Roulette
Superman (Tonight)
Without Love
Blood on blood
Raise your hands
Never say goodbye
Keep the faith
Lay your hands on me
Wanted: Dead or Alive
I’ll be there for you
I wish Everyday Could be Like Christmas
Please Come Home for Christmas
Bad Medicine
Runaway
It’s my life
Livin’ on a prayer
(You want to) Make a memory
Wild in the streets
Social Disease
I'd Die For you
Bed of roses
What do you got (If you ain't got love)
Non-Bon Jovi Medley (songs 3 per show):
Jump, Panama,
Still of the night, Boys of Summer, It's Only Rock n' Roll, You Can Still rock In America,
Old time R&R, Bark at the Moon, Rockin in the freeworld, Final Countdown, Sister Christian, Photograph, Two minutes to midnight, Sad but true, Symphony of destruction, It's only rock n' roll, Beautiful girls, Mas Tequila

Influences & Inspiration

(Obviously Bon Jovi) Van Halen, Gary Moore, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Kiss, Elvis, Whitesnake, Journey, Megadeth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tommy Emmanuel, Roy Clarke, Buddy Rich, Rush, Aerosmith

Setup Requirements

24 channel board minimum

24' x 20' stage minimum

4 monitor mixers minimum

5 monitor wedges minimum

access to dressing room no later than 45 minutes before show begins and for no less than 30 minutes of the show's conclusion

merchandise table set up near stage or near exit to venue at conclusion of concert

Sound Check: access to fully operational stage no less than 2 hours before public is allowed into venue

submit sound & lighting specs of the system planned for event

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