KISS Forever formed in late 2009 with the goal to provide a realistic KISS concert experience. Boasting the full stage show and a sound that will make you believe you are at an actual KISS concert, KISS Forever will change everything you think you know about tribute bands.
While some tribute bands try to replicate a KISS show exactly, we understand there can be only one KISS. Therefore, our live show is made up of the best from KISS' 1970's era, along with inspiration from some of their later years. Our show is unique while staying reminiscent of the original KISS. We strive to include elements from all KISS eras. The best way to describe it is a lotta KISS and a little bit of KISS Forever. We enjoy entertaining our entire audience, whether they are KISS fanatics or just looking for a good live band.
An integral part of the KISS Forever live experience includes a fan photo opportunity allowing all audience members to interact with the band and take personalized photos with band members at the completion of the show. This is always a big hit with the crowd and one of our favorite parts of our show.
Our live show features a three foot high drum riser, lighted KISS sign, fog effects, flashing police beacons, laser lights, bass solo with blood spitting, fire breathing when permitted at venue, smoking and light up guitar and confetti cannons. We strive to emulate the original KISS while at the same time adding in unique elements and effects that we have created. This makes KISS Forever stand out from some of the other tributes that simply aim to copy KISS' 70's style show.
Our full show runs approx. 2.5 hours but can be shortened if needed. We have played with opening acts as well as providing entertainment for the entire night. We generally take a 15 minute break near the middle of our set, which provides another opportunity for fans to take photos with us.
Prior to the start of the show we are a low key group of guys, the only requirements we have from the host venue is to allow us as much time as possible to complete setup and sound check and to get into costume. This entire process takes at least 5 hours. It takes us about 1.5 hours to break down our stage after our show.
All our equipment is designed to run on standard 120V outlets without the use of extra generator power. We can supply our own PA system if needed which is powerful enough for most small to medium sized clubs. We prefer a venue with a stage, however we have played many clubs that do not have a stage with a positive response from those in attendance.
Our live show has been enjoyed by both children and adults. We have played outdoor festivals, fundraisers, clubs, bars and private parties. We are all professionals and have regular jobs outside of the band and we bring this same level of professionalism to our live show. This band exists as an escape for us, where for a short period of time we get to step out of our daily lives and put on what we believe is one of the best KISS tribute acts around. Whether or not you are a KISS fan, it is almost impossible not to have fun at one of our shows!
Jon Davies Charity Concert
On Dec 8 2011 Worcester firefighter Jon Davies died while attempting to rescue tenants from an apartment building fire. He was going to be married on New Year's Eve and left behind three sons. KISS Forever held a memorial concert on Dec 16 at JJ's Sports Bar in which we were able to raise $1300. This was donated to the Jon Davies Children Fund.
The members of KISS also wanted to help this cause and donated an autographed Washburn Iceman guitar. The guitar was autographed by all four members of KISS. It was auctioned off and helped us raise an additional $5500 for the Jon Davies Children Fund.
This was an awesome experience for us because not only were we able to raise money for a great cause, but we did so working with the Hottest Band in the World!
In the news
We have been fortunate to have been interviewed for several newspaper articles and
we have been featured on the official KISS website
Below are links to some of those articles.
CELEBRATING KISS AT BOSTON HARD ROCK CAFE - kissonline.com
KISS Guitar auction aids Davies family - Worcester Telegram
KISS Tribute band to perform at Summer Nationals - Worcester Telegram
KISS It Goodbye: fan ready to sell collection - Worcester Telegram