Living On A Bad Name - A Premier Bon Jovi Illusion

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

Living On A Bad Name is a premier Bon Jovi tribute based in Boston, Massachusetts. The band features world renowned guitarist Ethan Brosh on guitar (Ethan's instrumental band is the opening act for Yngwie Malmsteen this Spring) 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 delivers a true illusion of being up front and close to one of the most successful rock acts in history, Bon Jovi.

Living On A Bad Name proudly announces that they have been selected as the headline act at the Chevrolet Midway Concert Series for the 2013 New York State Fair on August 29th.





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!!

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

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:

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

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

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!

Reviewer: Fred H.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Brockton, MA
Event Date: Dec 10, 2011

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!

Reviewer: christine c.
Event: Parade in Wareham, MA
Event Date: Dec 10, 2011

Awesome Band!!

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

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

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!!!!

Reviewer: Andria L.
Event: Club/Nightclub 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


Our goal is to remind Bon Jovi fans of their past in the 80s and 90s and how much they loved the ballads like "Never Say Goodbye" or "I'll Be There For You". How they rocked out to "Living' On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Wanted Dead or Alive, Runaway, Raise Your Hands, Keep The Faith" and to remind them that they are not alone in loving those hidden gems like "Dry County, Blood on Blood, Always or Shot Through The Heart"

We play the cross over songs and newer Bon Jovi and our set list is never the same.

We like to expend all of our energy into recreating not just the music but also the inspiring lyrics of the New Jersey rockers whose message is almost always to stick together, be loyal and true and fight the grind of life to reach the happiness that IS within reach no matter how hard it seems.

In an era of greed, infidelity and division, we admire the writing of this band that defies the status quo even though those things are a pillar of Rock and Roll itself.

Bon Jovi mixes in a bit of decadence with virtue and to that, we raise our glasses and hope to see you in front of us soon. Cheers - Ken Pittman, lead vocalist for "Living On A Bad Name"

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.

Past Booked Events

09/14/13 Chest Fest Biker Run - Fairhaven, MA
08/29/13 NY State Fair - Syracuse, NY
08/16/13 New Bedford Waterfront Concert Series
08/10/13 Private Party
08/09/13 Apponagansett Beach - Dartmouth, MA
07/26/13 Waterfront Park - Alexandria, VA
07/13/13 Paper Mill Island Baldwinsville, NY
07/06/13 The Muse - Nantucket, MA
07/05/13 The Muse - Nantucket
07/04/13 Opechee Park Laconia, NH
06/30/13 Brockton Fair - Brockton, MA

Living On A Bad Name - A Premier Bon Jovi Illusion

Living On A Bad Name formed in 2010 and was born out of a fundraiser for the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts. LBN is among the easier bands to work with, eager to please and will travel anywhere to perform. Bon Jovi tributes are easy to find but few can hit it out of the park night after night like Living On A Bad Name. What are you waiting for?!!

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
Just older
Born to be my baby
Bed of roses
Born to follow
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
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
It’s my life
Livin’ on a prayer
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