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Europe’s top Bon Jovi tribute band to play Hornbill

By EMN Updated: Nov 27, 2014 10:37 pm

They look alike and sound alike to the point that they have their own legion of fans across the world. The only difference is that they are not biologically the New Jersey glam rockers! Don’t believe it? Go check out their stuff on YouTube – you could not tell if not for the name of the group!
Yes, we are talking about Bon Giovi, one of the top tribute bands of Bon Jovi in Europe. They are incredibly authentic in their sound, musical artistry, and performance – not to mention looks! The rock group is not the New Jersey stars’ number-one tribute band for nothing. For more than 13 years now, they have rocked stadia across the entire UK.
Well, we have not told you yet that they have performed for Bon Jovi fans in the Middle East all the way to Austria, The Netherlands to Germany, Belgium to Spain, and now, India, too! Now, they will be turning up the heat in chilly Kohima on December 9!
Organizers of the Hornbill Music Festival, Nagaland Outdoors Club & Sky Entertainment bring you Bon Giovi, considered one of the world’s best tribute bands doing Bon Jovi. The rock group, with touring experience of more than a decade now, will be travelling all the way from the UK to perform for Bon Jovi rock fans in the region during the Hornbill Music festival.
Bon Giovi will be playing Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima town on December 9. To call Bon Giovi ‘authentic’ would be an understatement. In fact, they were the only UK tribute act to that made an appearance on Bon Jovi’s New Jersey tribute album “Garden State of Mind Vol. 1.”
Bon Giovi is Andrea Ojano as Jon Bon Jovi, Dean Harris as Ritchie Sambora, Wayne Harris as Davis Bryan, James Wright as Tico Torres, and Tony Clark as Hugh McDonald. They are loud, loud and hard rocking and certainly, they will be giving you all your favorite Bon Jovi hits – no frills, just hard rock fun!
What’s more, one of Mumbai’s fiery rock groups, Koniac Net, will be opening for Bon Giovi. Koniac Net has been touring and working on original works since 2012. They released their EP in February this year that was quickly lapped up by more than 100 radio stations across 31 countries. Their indi output has found rave reviews in Europe.
Koniac Net is David Abraham on the vocals, Jason D’Souza on guitars and vocals, Aaron Dmello on guitars, Adil Kurwa on bass guitars, and Karun Kannampilly on the drums.

The organizers have also issued a clarification to the press release they issued on Wednesday concerning tickets to Smokie’s concert. The other price-categories of the tickets are sold out; only a limited set of tickets priced at Rs. 1, 000 and Rs. 500 are left, and not as published earlier, the Media manager of the organziers stated. “Only a limited number of tickets priced at Rs. 1, 000 and Rs. 500 are available in the outlets. The size of the arena necessitated the limited tickets. We urge fans to get them before they run out!” the organizers stated.

By EMN Updated: Nov 27, 2014 10:37:02 pm