On behalf of all of us at Ontario Festival Group we send out a huge thank you for a Five Star performance this past weekend at Innisfil Ribfest. Chris the lead singer is a class act and true showman. It was like being at a real Bon Jovi concert. We look forward to working with Keep The Faith again. Cheers.
– Ricky Brooks Festival Producer, Ontario Festival Group
Keep the Faith put on a terrific show at our Music Festival in Huntsville. They got the audience on their feet and totally into it. They were a pleasure to host and wonderful to the volunteers working with them and the concert attendees that wanted to meet them afterwards.
– Justine, Event Organizer, Band On The Run, Huntsville Ontario
As a club owner, we decided to try a tribute act. Focusing on a revenue generating crowd, we targeted middle aged women by taking a chance on a Bon Jovi night. Here’s where it gets good… we were dead wrong! We sold over 200 tickets to men, women, of all ages! We had a near record night for sales and that alone should be enough to book him. HOWEVER.. the real class, was the immediate ease of booking, communication, etc. These guys are soooo professional. And better yet, very reasonable. !!
Then the act started, and what should have been a 2 hour show turned into a 3.5 hour show consisting of multiple encores!
The crowd went crazy, the women swooned, the men danced, they all partied hard and they all sang along
Looking for the next perfect act for your place or event? Look no further!
– Keith Beres, Owner, Sammy Krenshaws, Tillsonburg Ontario
As a former writer of SNAP magazine I decided to go see this Bon Jovi tribute this past weekend and of all bands because I love Bon Jovi and noone will ever be as good as the original it’s a given. Over the past 10 years I have seen a KISS, Motley Crue, Van Halen and yes even another Bon Jovi tribute and while they were all fairly decent they were missing the lead singer “it” factor of Dave, Paul, Vince and yes even Jon. My girlfriends convinced me to go to Sammy’s this weekend. I have to say as soon as you guys hit the stage with “This House Is Not For Sale” I was impressed. Your lead singer has Jon’s younger years pipes and I kid you not when I say they are bang on the live sound from the 90’s and 00′ era, but he also has the moves and while not Jon’s twin he definitely has a close resemblance and the big Jon smile with really white teeth. He swears like Jon, but yet there was something very sexy about the way he conveyed those words, a real passion for music and the industry and his frustration of what live music is and what music was becoming as he called it “one hit wonder commercial bullshit” to which the audience erupted into a huge cheer agreeing with him. He also wore the classic comfortable yet sexy black looks that Jon currently has. The band itself sounds like Bon Jovi and that is why I stayed the whole night. As the set went on so did the energy level and it made you feel like a real Jovi concert. Their Richie probably has the closest look even though he is tinier and this Jon is taller, but Richie’s pipes too are amazing and if I saw correctly he also wears or has the same tats and guitars as Richie. It really again brought you back to that era of the original 5 guys. The drummer wore the “Made in NY” shirt like in the Madison Square Gardens look and he has Tico’s drumming mastered! David Bryan had his hair all crazy curly and blonde and was constantly rocking on those keys. I was impressed with the sounds he had coming out of there and while the bass player does not quite resemble Hugh in height he makes up for it in his playing. He just killed Keep The Faith in a great way! The interaction the entire band had with the audience is infectious. The energy and stamina these guys have as they put out a huge 3.5 hours of music. Something Bon Jovi would do back in the day. I have to say while the setlist through some for a loop every so often, I was impressed this band covered all the hits and did some awesome stuff from the These Days album that people like me totally appreciated and yes they did the songs justice. A 30 minute encore which had the whole bar singing louder than the band through Always, Wanted Dead or Alive and the classic Livin’ On A Prayer almost made it hard to hear the band. This is a great thing and before he started Prayer he explained that “a song like this next one will live on way after we are all gone from this earth and that is what music is really all about. The song has it’s own memory for each of you and tonight I dedicate it to all of you.” Very classy move. The night was still not over though as they broke into a long version of Keep The Faith and just when you thought it was done a final curtain call of a completely perfected version of “This Ain’t A Love Song” was the icing on the cake. So the long and the short of this. This band does real justice to the original Bon Jovi and if you are a Jovi fan you do not want to miss this tribute as they help you Keep The Faith as to what Bon Jovi once was and now is.
First of all, you and your band a true gentlemen and a pleasure to work with. As you know we have many bands pass through on a weekly basis and I must say that you were by far the easiest to work with. As I mentioned last night I thought the show was outstanding and those I spoke with loved every minute of it. I have a variety of things that I’m looking at for next year and I assure you that I will have you back in one of these events.
– Lee S Wallace, Supervisor, Township of Niagara, Ontario
The Cobourg DBIA recently had Keep The Faith as the headlining act of our first ever Food and Music Festival. From the moment we began correspondence, the band and lead singer Chris Newman were nothing but courteous and a pleasure to work with. They helped promote the event in advance, and were so easy and professional to deal with.
The night of the concert was a roaring success! The community loved how closely they replicated a real Bon Jovi Show, from looks, to vocals to moves they had the crowd singing and dancing late into the evening. If it weren’t for the night coming upon us, the people in attendance would’ve danced until sunrise.
I highly recommend this tribute band for your next concert, or festival, as they do not disappoint! We look forward to working with them again in the future. Did I mention how many people they brought downtown! Thrilled.
– Paige Montgomery, Director of Operations and Entertainment, Cobourg, Ontario
Well done guys. An absolutely high energy and very interactive show for the audience. Excellent front man and fantastic band as well. Will definitely have you back if the tribute shows continue. All the best!
– Chris Hlasnick, Operations Manager, Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, Florida
Bon Jovi – Keep The Faith was amazing at our first Bradford Food Truck Festival event! Chris rocked the stage and if I didn’t know any better I would have thought Jon himself was up there singing! You guys put on a stellar show, very professional and an absolute pleasure to meet. Chris, I can’t wait to see/hear you guys again!!
– Laura Martin, Administrator, BWG Events Group, Bradford, Ontario
I am the entertainment manager and buyer From the July 16th show in Cayuga, ON for CayugaFest….. You guys absolutely killed it!
The feedback from committee members, volunteers, and the audience was nothing but positive. The crowd was engaged, and Chris and the rest of the band fed off that for their entire show. Thank you for your time, and professionalism. If you are looking for a Bon Jovi Tribute that really gives you the Bon Jovi concert experience then these are the guys hands down! A must see tribute! Cheers.
– Jake Smith, Entertainment Manager and Buyer, CayugaFest, Cayuga, Ontario,
At this year’s 9th annual event, we had the pleasure of hiring Keep the Faith as our Saturday headlining band. Over the years we have had many tribute headliners along with a variety of numerous local bands. This event brings together our community with over 40,000 attendees over the weekend raising well over $600,000 for local and global Rotary projects. The entertainment plays a significant factor in our continued success and I would like to take a few moments to thank and recognize the part that Keep the Faith played at this year’s festival.
As you can well imagine, the logistics of a festival of this size are always challenging. I want to point out that all the band members were a pleasure to work with. From lugging gear in and out of the venue, to working with our sound providers, their work ethic and positive attitude were all a part of making the day a success. I would gladly work with them again and have no hesitation recommending Keep the Faith; they are consummate professionals.
One thing that separates a band that plays tunes from a band that can perform is the attention to detail and delivering what the audience wants. Clearly, the band has spent considerable time with laser beam focus, learning, mastering, and performing an authentic concert experience. They do all the material justice. This is impressive as not only is the material extremely difficult, but the audience has a strong relationship with their rock heroes Bon Jovi. I would also like to point out that Chris Newman brings a positive energy that is infectious. His enthusiasm toward making a great show lead to a stroke of genius – we opened the show with him wirelessly emerging adjacent to our all ages area which really made the evening special.
On a personal note, this is the 9th year I have been with the festival as Stage Manager and Emcee. It is always a stressful event but it is made worthwhile because of the work that Rotary does and that I get to work with such amazing people. My thanks to the boys in Keep the Faith.
“Keep the Faith is an amazing concert! They don’t just play Bon Jovi tunes, they take all the songs we know and love and turn them into an authentic, full-on live experience. Extremely well done!”
– Jesse Parsons, Stage Manager, Ribs and Brews, Bowmanville, Ontario
Keep The Faith is the perfect touring act. Top notch musicianship that really captures the Bon Jovi live concert experience as well as a great group of guys who obviously love what they do and professional attitudes both on and off the stage. Chris Newman had the crowd onside from the moment he sung the first note! This is a class act tribute that I will be having back very soon and would encourage others to get out there and see this band!
– Rob Saunders, General Manager, Huntsville Festival of Arts, Huntsville, Ontario
These guys bring a truly authentic experience to their audience. Getting folks to their feet dancing, hundreds singing along to every song word for word… the sound, the look… incredible! Glad to have worked with these great guys in St Johns NL
– Trent Martin, Buyer and Co-Owner, NL Productions, St Johns, Newfoundland
Hey Boys, Thanks for helping ChatterBox Events first show be a great success at The Opera House. You guys were a Promoters dream band to work with professional in every aspect. Hoping to do more shows together!!
– Paul Taskas, Promoter, Chatterbox Events, Toronto, Ontario
As a promoter, I always hire Keep the Faith first because lead singer Chris Newman is professional, always on time and cares about the show. I have dealt with many tribute bands and truly believe like Jon Bon Jovi himself Chris is the best tribute frontman out there. He sings, looks and sounds like the real deal. He engages his crowd and knows how to work any size and type. The band has sold out every show I have ever done with them because the crowd can tell they are an honest, hardworking band. Chris has always been honest and up front with me and as a former sales professional myself, I admire that and look for it in people I deal with. Chris is a very savvy and smart business man and that is an attribution to the reason KTF are where they are.
– Gary Brigden, Promoter, Toronto, Ontario
Chris, what can I say….you guys were amazing from beginning to end. As the entertainment producer I appreciate your professionalism from the first point of contact to the end of your show. You guys were definitely a crowd pleaser. I know the ladies really enjoyed you, and the band. I’m glad you had a chance to meet Gil Moore – he’s a stand up guy! Wishing you continued success!
– Mary Isaacs, Entertainment Producer, Mississauga Waterfront Festival, Mississauga, Ontario
Chris, you guys are amazing!! If Jon gets the flu, he can hire you to sub and no one will notice! Keep on ROCKIN!!!
– Gil Moore, Triumph Drummer & Metalworks Studio CEO, Mississauga, Ontario