Friday 24th May
Doors open: 7:00pm and show starts at 8:00pm.
An Electrifying Live Show! BON JOVI UK were formed around 10 years ago and has since become one of the top tribute bands in the country.
Front man Nige has got the looks, the voice & energy of Jon Bon Jovi. Guitarist Bob has been called “Richie Sambora’s twin” as he backs Nige with vocal harmonies & blistering guitar licks. Drummer Rich captures the look & style of Tico Torres and is hugely popular with the girls!!
Ben provides David Bryan’s combination of classical and rock keyboard harmonies while Craig drives the bass sound as Hugh McDonald. The band cover all the major hits in an electrifying, totally live show.
Performed in the covered amphitheatre, the Arena at Waterside, with Licensed Bar and Burger Shack
A classically trained singer & actor, Nige trained at the Birmingham Rep & later moved on to more advanced courses including acting for television & film at RADA in London.
Over his performing career, Nige has played support to bands such as Simple Minds, Go West, King, Killing Joke, Stiff Little Fingers & also Tina Turner. He became a frontman during a tour with Paul Young & the Q Tips & concentrated on singing & acting. He went on to present programmes for BBC, Sky & Channel 4 News.
Nige has been involved in many recording sessions providing lead vocals for artists such as Twelfth Night, Pallas & Shri Zane. As an accomplished professional singer, he was later approached by a company working for SONY to do some recording for the popular PlayStation game BUZZ. He can be heard worldwide now as the voice of Jon Bon Jovi.
With a charismatic stage precence, JBJ’s smile & voice, Nige is rated as one of the best Jon Bon Jovi look-alike/sound-likes in the world.
Seeing is believing!
Bob didn’t start playing guitar until he was 20, & is completely self-taught. He started performing live in the 80’s as part of a rock & roll duo & in the early 90’s joined a rock band called 69 Strutt covering songs by Motley Crue, Poison, Skid Row & Anthrax etc.
Later in the 90’s Bob joined ‘classic rock’ covers band Doctor Rock & then tried his hand as sound-engineer with Escapade, a club duo that eventually became a multi-tribute band called Rockaholic in 2001 (i’d need a few more pages to tell you about Rockaholic!)
Formed in 2010, Bon Jovi UK is the perfect band for Bob as he has been a Bon Jovi fan since the very beginning. He has studied his guitar hero & main influence Richie Sambora in detail, to bring the most authentic performance possible.
Rich’s musical career started many years ago when he was just 12 years old. He played in a band called “The Young Ones” covering songs by The Shadows.
He progressed from this to playing with a brass band for a while before moving on to other local bands, gaining experience of performing live & expanding his knowledge of different musical styles.
His varied taste in music ranges from James Brown to Dream Theatre, but he doesn’t like ‘Heavy metal’, ‘Grunge’ or (as he describes it) “Growling stuff”.
Rich is however a Bon Jovi fan & he captures the look & sound of Tico Torres perfectly, which makes him an extremely popular member of Bon Jovi UK.
Craig’s first love in music was 80’s rock with Bon Jovi being his favourite band. The albums Slippery When Wet & New Jersey had a huge influence on him.
Craig started playing bass at 16 because, he says “everyone I knew was a guitarist”. He joined his first ‘proper gigging band’ aged 18, a speed metal outfit covering bands such as Pantera & Sepultura. Since then he has played in a wide range of bands playing classic rock, rock & roll, 80’s, indie & pop.
After answering the call for a dep bassist, Craig joined Bon Jovi UK & is now a full time band member, taking him back to his roots & playing the songs that inspired him to be in a band as a kid.
Craig recreates the Bon Jovi bass sound & style with ease & has quickly become an asset to the band….he’s also a great geezer.
- £20.00 each
- 10% Discount for Members : Please input your membership number into the promotional box when booking online
- Friday 24th May 2024
- Doors Open at 7.00pm
- Showtime at 8.00pm
- FREE parking
- At Conkers Waterside – DE12 6BA
- Licensed Bar and Burger Shack
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