November 6th, 2017 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is finally calling Bon Jovi into its folds to occupy a pride of place among the greatest rock stars ever. Among those who are proud and mighty pleased is his official tribute act, ‘Slippery When Wet’. This team has indeed ‘kept the faith’ and done more than anyone to spread the music of the one and only Jon Bon Jovi.
The outpouring of fan votes, over 500,000+ of them all, is not surprising, for Bon Jovi has been a central figure in all things rock. Active for over 30 years, he has sold over 130 million albums worldwide, with eight songs reaching the No 1 spot on Billboard. As late as 2013, his was once again recognized as the highest grossing touring act.
His tribute band ‘Slippery When Wet’ comprises Jason Morey (vocals), Anthony Cappolino, (guitar), Jimmi Botsford (bass) and John Martin (drums), who have achieved their own fame singing his songs wherever they go. ‘Slippery When Wet’ has performed over 1,400 shows in the U.S. alone, and has travelled to Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. They have headlined on over 60 cruises on the Royal Caribbean cruise line, played the pre game of Super Bowl 48 in East Rutherford NJ, and in 2007 became the only authorized Bon Jovi tribute in the world by Bon Jovi MGMT. ‘Slippery When Wet’ is also the most popular Bon Jovi tribute act on YouTube.
Formed in 2003, the band traces its origin to the popularity of lead singer Jason Morey, who hails from Atlanta, Georgia, and resembled Bon Jovi to an extent that he was mistakenly invited backstage by comedian Dave Chappelle at one of his comedy shows. The band went on to earn praise as the ultimate tribute to the rock star, extracting live arrangements from Bon Jovi’s several tours, such as the 2000 Crush tour or the 2002 Bounce tour.
As Bon Jovi prepares to enter the Hall of Fame, ‘Slippery When Wet’ is around to play to packed audiences.
“Our drive, musical ability, showmanship and dedication to duplicating the Bon Jovi live experience simply cannot be outdone,” said the band’s spokesperson.
For more information, please visit: www.slipperywhenwetband.com
Company Name: Slippery When Wet
Contact Person: Support
Country: United States