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"The God of Thunder" - Gene Simmons Impersonator

"The God of Thunder" - Gene Simmons Impersonator

3 reviews

About "The God of Thunder" - Gene Simmons Impersonator

Gene Simmons lookalike, both in and out of makeup/costume. I have been mistaken for Simmons at Kiss functions. I do meet and greet appearances/photo ops up to a 30 to 45 minute set featuring myself playing a Gene Simmons Axe Bass and singing live vocals to backing tracks, as well as fire breathing and Simmons' iconic bass solo complete with drooling "blood".





This dude made my birthday GREAT!!!

By Michael S. on March 23, 2012

Ric showed up to my office and gave me a HUGE surprise birthday concert. He was so awesome! Not only did he NAIL God of Thunder (including spitting blood), but we also jammed on Cold Gin in front of my entire office. He was very nice, professional through and through, and best of all, he was a RINGER for the real Gene! Highly recommended!

Hired As: Tribute Artist, Impersonator

Response from "The God of Thunder" - Gene Simmons Impersonator:

Thanks Michael! You all made me feel so welcome and comfortable, and you made MY day!

Great Show!

By Gene D. on January 17, 2012

It was like a condensed version of a Kiss concert!

Response from "The God of Thunder" - Gene Simmons Impersonator:

Not sure who you are dude, as there is usually a decent crowd there. But THANKS!!!

A++ performance! Ric brings it every time!

By Gary G. on December 29, 2011

We've seen Ric several times at Foy's Halloween Store in Fairborn. He puts on an awesome show! My son is a huge KISS fan, and Ric even let him sing with him - made his day! We've seen KISS live several times, and Ric really brings "The Demon" to life for us every year. Rock on, Ric

Response from "The God of Thunder" - Gene Simmons Impersonator:

Thanks alot Gary! Appreciate it more than you know.

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 45 minutes
  • Fee: Depends on distance and services provided
  • Languages: English


I will do personal appearances and photo ops: Simmons iconic bass solo complete with drooling "blood"; fire breathing; or a complete show featuring six to seven songs with myself playing bass and singing live using backing tracks (karaoke style) so it sounds like the whole band is there, which lasts 30 to 45 minutes.

Additional Booking Notes

If I do a music set with fire breathing, the fire breathing can only be done in perfect conditions, ie if done outside, little or no wind, and if done inside, at least a 10 to 15 foot clearance between myself and your crowd/patrons. Unless using your stage, I will need room in which to set up my equipment, which includes a small p.a. system, as well as amplifiers and mic. Also, I cannot be held liable for getting "blood' on your floor, although every precaution will be taken to avoid it. I will also not be held liable if someone stands too close for the fire breathing portion of the show. If I feel it will be too dangerous for me or a patron, I will reserve the right to cancel that part of the show. I will also need room to set up two green and one white floodlight, which will be below stage level, unless the venue provides such lighting. I will also need a private area in which to change into makeup/costume, preferably with running water and ample lighting,and at least 2 hours to do so.


If you are a Kiss fan, and specifically a Gene Simmons fan, hiring me for your next event will not leave you disappointed. Perfect for Kiss fans' birthday parties (any age) , wedding receptions or any other event where the "God of Thunder" could add excitement. I have been photographed thousands of times, and been mistaken for Simmons, both in and out of makeup. The first time was at a Kiss concert, by an event staff person! I use the very best makeup available, and I wear a Kiss licensed outfit (Rock the Nation tour) paired with Destroyer era Dragon boots. I do not wear a wig, as I have long black hair just like Simmons himself. I have a genuine Gene Simmons Axe Bass, and yes, I do breathe fire (under correct conditions)
I have been emulating Simmons off and on since 1975. If you want the best, I WILL bring it!
Certified Kiss Fanatic...Ric

The team providing the talent:

Ric H.

singer, bassist

Set List

If doing a show that includes music. I will play some of Simmons' classics, such as "Calling Dr. Love", "Cold Gin" and "God of Thunder", among others

Influences & Inspiration

Kiss of course, and Kiss tribute bands I have seen. The most influence I've had are my personal fans, who have told me countless times how much I look and sound like Simmons

Setup Requirements

Stage or room for my stage, green stage lights, room for breathing fire


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