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Living On A Bad Name - A Premier Bon Jovi Illusion

Living On A Bad Name - A Premier Bon Jovi Illusion

7 reviews
Living On A Bad Name - A Premier Bon Jovi Illusion
4.93/5 stars – based on 7 reviews

Why book Living On A Bad Name - A Premier Bon Jovi Illusion?

Living On A Bad Name is a premier Bon Jovi tribute band based out of Boston, Massachusetts. The band features world renowned guitarist Ethan Brosh and radio personality Ken Pittman as Jon Bon Jovi. The uncanny accuracy and skill in this group is more than enough but the stage presence of Ken, Jon, Ethan and Keith delivers a feeling 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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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
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/Festival 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!!

Overall
Reviewer: Tricia L.
Event: Fair/Festival in Brockton, MA
Event Date: Jun 29, 2012
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.

Overall
Reviewer: Denise G.
Event: Fundraiser in Boston, MA
Event Date: Apr 13, 2012
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!

Overall
Reviewer: Fred H.
Event: Weekly/Recurring Performance in Brockton, MA
Event Date: Dec 10, 2011
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!

Overall
Reviewer: Christine C.
Event: Parade in Wareham, MA
Event Date: Dec 10, 2011
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!

Overall
Reviewer: michellewoodbury
Event: Festival in Taunton, MA
Event Date: Dec 3, 2011
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!!!!

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

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $1500 and up.
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Non-union

Overview

Our goal is to remind Bon Jovi fans of their precious great memories of their past, going back to the 1980s but we also perform the contemporary Bon Jovi songs as well, knowing that the fans take pride in Bon Jovi's uncanny ability to transcend the generations and appeal to young and old in this century. We admire the writing of this band as they continue to put out hit after hit and remain the top grossing concert act in the world.

We like to expend all of our energy into recreating not just the music but the passion, the fun, the legendary look and the warmth on stage Bon Jovi fans expect and demand from anyone daring enough to attempt the impersonation. Over the years we have come to realize that we create Bon Jovi fans which is a small way to return the favor to the real band whose music we share with the world when they can't be there to do it themselves.
Booking this band means a very happy audience who will sing along, dance and leave with the nostalgia and euphoria our clients were hoping could be generated by their dollars. We do not recommend hiring Living On A Bad Name for an audience of under 150 people.

Additional Booking Notes

Without getting too technical, we do prefer venues to have a dedication to stage and sound equipment and a tech with good skills. However for those that do not provide these things, we do bring our own equipment and tech for an additional $700.

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.

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.

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 17, has already established himself as a true drumming master. Keith is a World Champion drum-line member with 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

05/16/15 Chop Shop Seabrook, NH
05/30/15 Newport Grand Casino Newport, RI
07/25/15 Rhythms Eustis, Florida
08/02/15 Tribute City festival Rochester, NH
08/07/15 Charlestown Seafood Festival Charlestown, RI
08/08/15 Dartmouth, MA
10/10/15 Rocktoberfest Rochester, NH

Past Booked Events

04/25/15 Light It Up Blue - Autism Charity Danvers, MA
04/18/15 Maximum Capacity Chicopee, MA
04/10/15 Venus di Milo Swansea, MA
11/22/14 New Bedford, MA
10/25/14 Manchester, NH
10/04/14 Raynham, MA
09/06/14 Hampton Beach, NH
08/15/14 Martha's Vineyard, MA
08/09/14 Gloucester, MA
07/26/14 Boston, MA
07/12/14 Boothbay Harbor, ME
07/06/14 Rehoboth Beach, DE

The team providing the talent:

Ken Pittman

Lead vocals, acoustic guitar

Ethan Brosh

Guitars, backup vocals

John Miker

Bass, backup vocals

Keith Pittman

percussions, backup vocals

Scott Poole

keyboards, backup 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
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
I'd Die For you
Bed of roses
Non-Bon Jovi Medley songs:
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, 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

1 case unchilled bottled water

400 sq feet minimum stage

Hotel room (3 star min) over 125 miles from Boston

minimum 8 seperate120 outlets

Travel expenses (applies over 75 miles from Boston) negotiated for each show

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