[MUSIC ~ SA]
Top Of The Ark at Arkaba Hotel, Sun 8 Mar.
If you have never seen Bon Jovi live, One Wild Night – The Australian Bon Jovi Tribute Show could just about make your Bon Jovi dreams come true!
Looking around at the majority of punters, we all seem to have gathered this evening to listen to the anthems of our youth, clap along, sing along and just reminisce, and we were not disappointed.
From the opening chords of Let It Rock it was obvious that this evening was going to be loud, tight and oh so good, just the way I like it! All of the band members, Sean Timms on keyboards, Tzan Niko on guitar, Steve Staben on drums and Regan Fergus on bass guitar are clearly at the top of their game. Each in their own right are awesome and put together with front man Tib Horvarth, who not only looks a little like Jon Bon Jovi but sounds like him too, and you are in for a good night, and man, can Horvarth hit all of the high notes that sadly these days, even Jon Bon Jovi cannot. Together they play and perform with all of the enthusiasm and skill required to make this a memorable night.
This evening’s performance is billed as the band playing in its entirety and order, the album Slippery When Wet. The crowd lapped it up all the way through every track on the album including the hit makers You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin’ On A Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive and my personal favourite Never Say Goodbye. The band then went on to play many of Bon Jovi’s other biggest hits that the band have produced ending the night on Keep The Faith and confetti cannons! It truly did feel like a big stadium experience.
If you get the chance to see this group of musicians play anything, get yourself along and if you are a diehard Bon Jovi fan, I couldn’t recommend them any higher.