Living On A Bad Name offers the very best live concert that Bon Jovi fans can hope to find without Jon and the boys themselves in person. Members (past and present) in this band have performed in "Whitesnake", "Steelheart", "Stryper".
All band members have passports.
There are plenty of Bon Jovi tributes in the industry. There are none who will provide you with the energy, accuracy and thrill of a Living On A Bad Name concert.
Living On A Bad Name has performed overseas, in 19 states and has headlined hundreds of fairs and festivals, concert venues and corporate events & provided support for:
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Enuff Z' Nuff
Ken and the Boys of Living on a Bad Name were fantastic to work with, very professional! Super nice guys, the music was spot on. They did not miss a note, our customers danced their butts off and Ken even looks a bit like Jon Bon Jovi so it really made the act believable. I had one customer ask if they were related.... Over all it was a great night...... Would have them back in a heartbeat..... in fact i am having them back.
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....
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...
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!
This band is one of the Best Ive heard in Years!..I love them,,They keep you singing all nite!..Best ever!
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!!!!
Price Range: $3000 and up.
Gig Length: 5 - 210 minutes
What to Expect
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.
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.
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
Past Booked Events
|November 16, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Private Function Sudbury, MA|
|November 14, 2019 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser Malden, MA|
|November 09, 2019–November 10, 2019 • 9:00pm - 12:30am||Central Tavern Stage|
|November 02, 2019–November 03, 2019 • 8:00pm - 12:30pm||Eagle Convention Center|
|November 01, 2019–November 02, 2019 • 8:30pm - 12:30pm||Breakaway Music Hall|
|October 24, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm||Six String Stage|
|October 10, 2019–October 20, 2019 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm||Norwegian Getaway European Cruise|
|September 14, 2019–September 15, 2019 • 7:00pm - 12:15am||Connolly's Times Square NYC|
|September 07, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:15pm||Hampton Beach Seafood Festival|
|August 23, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:45pm||The Last Resort|
|August 30, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Sharkey's Liverpool, NY|
|August 25, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||TBA|
|August 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Running Brook Vineyard Daouth, MA|
|August 11, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Lebanon Fair Connecticut|
|August 10, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Taunton Green, Taunton, MA|
|August 04, 2018 • 3:00pm - 11:30pm||Caribou, ME Beer & BBQ Festival|
|July 28, 2018 • 9:30pm - 11:55pm||The Wharf Edgartown, MA|
|July 20, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Whitman VFW Pavilion|
|July 14, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Newbury, NH "Old Home Day"|
|July 07, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||PiNZ in Kingston, MA|
|July 08, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Monroe, LA|
|March 18, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Twin River Casino Lincoln, RI|
|February 25, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||sunday river|
|February 24, 2017–February 25, 2017 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Bethel Maine|
|December 17, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Boondocks Fall River, MA|
|December 16, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||PRIVATE PARTY|
|December 02, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||140 Pub & Club Bellingham, MA|
|November 12, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Hibernia Tavern New Bedford, MA|
|October 22, 2016 • 3:00pm - 9:00pm||Oktoberfest Whitman VFW|
|October 08, 2016 • 8:30pm - 11:00pm||CANNERY HALL SOUTHBRIDGE, MA|
|October 01, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Oktoberfest (State Pier) New Bedford, MA|
|September 17, 2016–September 18, 2016 • 10:00pm - 1:00am||Santo Domingo DR 13th Annual Bike Fest|
|September 15, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:30pm||Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo Dominican Republic|
|August 13, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||MR. GOODBAR OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME|
|August 05, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:30pm||PORTUGUESE FEAST|
|July 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||STRATHAM FAIR, NH|
|July 17, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||WATERFRONT GRILLE OUTDOOR CONCERT HOLYOKE, MA|
|July 10, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||HAMPTON BEACH, NH|
|July 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||FESTIVAL BIDDEFORD, ME|
|July 01, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||HOLD|
|April 16, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Club Rochambeau Biddeford, Maine|
|April 15, 2016 • 8:30pm - 11:55pm||Maximum Capicity Night Club|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rocktoberfest Rochester, NH|
|September 26, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Tommy Doyle's Brockton, MA|
In and out of love
You give love a bad name
Have a nice day
Shot through the heart
Born to be my baby
Bed of roses
Wild is the wind
Blaze of glory
Who says you can’t go home
I Love This town
I’ll sleep when I’m dead
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
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
What do you got (If you ain't got love)
Non-Bon Jovi Medley (songs 3 per show):
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
|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|
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
24 channel board minimum
4 monitor mixers minimum
24' x 20' stage minimum
5 monitor wedges minimum
submit sound & lighting specs of the system planned for event
merchandise table set up near stage or near exit to venue at conclusion of concert
access to dressing room no later than 45 minutes before show begins and for no less than 30 minutes of the show's conclusion
Sound Check: access to fully operational stage no less than 2 hours before public is allowed into venue