For three decades, the iconic world renowned BON JOVI has steadfastly earned and maintained a stellar reputation as ambassadors of American rock ‘n’ roll, performing for more than 37.5 million fans, selling more than 130 million albums and racking up 96 No. 1 chart debuts around the globe. On the heels of yet another record-breaking year, 2013 included another No. 1 record and the No. 1 worldwide tour, grossing $259.5 million and topping Pollstar’s annual top 20 list and setting a record for the band itself.
They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 130 million records worldwide and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.
BORN JOVI captures the ground shaking all American rock of the 5 boys from New Jersey, bringing a show complete with full staging and 80’s arena showmanship.
Vocalist Jimmy Driscoll who’s natural voice & style captures the authentic JOVI sound, soars over thundering drums and iconic guitar grooves that make this a concert event like no other.
World class musicians make up the members of BORN JOVI as they remain true to the mission of replicating the authentic sounds of a classic BON JOVI show.
|Jimmi Driscoll – Lead Singer|
|David Janssen – Lead Guitar|
|Julie Dolan – Keyboards|
|Harley Duggan – Bass Guitar|
|Jeffrey Casey – Drums|
Opening Act – Crazy Tomes
Crazy Tomes is an instrumentalist/singer/songwriter with more than 10 years of experience in show business, playing and recording with artists ranging from local bands to rock/blues legends, all over the country and beyond (California, Arizona, Virginia, New York, Nevada, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Washington and Israel). He has performedat Carnegie Hall (2011, with the band Arrest My Sister), The Roxy, Whiskey-A-Go-Go, The House of Blues, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and The Couch House, as well as at various colleges, casinos, weddings, clubs, bars, private events, fairs and festivals.
Crazy Tomes has opened for and performed with musicians/bands such as America, Dave Mason, George Thorogood, Lady Antebellum, Temptations, Warrant, The Cowsills, 98 degrees, Fishbone, Fuel, Rome from Sublime, Ras Michael, Eek-AMouse, John Lee Hooker Jr., Koko Taylor, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Remi Kabaka, and many others. He is currently the bass player for the Blues legend Guitar Shorty and the guitarist for Willie Chambers of the legendary R&B/Rock band The Chambers Brothers.
He has also done recording sessions as a guitar/piano player with Jack Douglas (producer of Aerosmith, John Lennon and Cheap Trick), Jim Wirt (Incubus), Jim Morgan, Freddi Curci (Alias) and Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia). Burleigh Drummond is also co-producing Crazy Tomes’s upcoming album. Crazy Tomes does both solo and full-band gigs and plays most guitar styles, from rock, to blues, to country, to jazz. Aside from electric and acoustic guitar, he also plays keyboard, bass, banjo and harmonica. Crazy Tomes is a classically trained piano player and holds a BA in Music from the College of William and Mary.
Crazy Tomes hires high quality musicians for all of his shows: singers, drummers, bass, keyboard, harmonica and saxophone players of many genres, depending on the gig and the style of music in demand, including some legendary instrumentalists and performers.
Known for his showmanship skills and energetic performances, which includes dancing while playing, doing the “duck-walk”, playing guitar with his teeth, behind the back, behind the neck, under his leg and even with a beer bottle, Crazy Tomes is a very entertaining showman/performer who gets the audience involved and the crowd ends up dancing, singing and having a great time!
In addition to his own original material, Crazy Tomes performes a wide range of hit song covers (classic rock, blues, oldies, classic R&B, country, reggae, and funk, as well as other styles), including songs by The Beatles, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, David Bowie Sublime, Rolling Stones, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Cream, Jet, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, The Clash, The Doors, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Robert Johnson, Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. He plays any songs requested specifically before the gig, as well as songs requested by the audience during the show.