Artists & VIP's
The bands, the special guests and so much more!
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No introduction is needed for the original KISS guitarist and R&R Hall of Famer, Ace Frehley!
Ace is set to headline Kruise Fest on Tuesday October 29 and will also be jamming two songs with former band mates in Return of the Comet!
Those who were on KISS Kruise 8 know exactly how Ace and his band are killing it live and no one is going to want to miss this!
For more information on Ace, visit his official website at: www.acefrehley.com
Return of the Comet
The seeds for the formation of RETURN OF THE COMET were planted some 30 years ago, when GRAMMY® Award winning bassist/songwriter John Regan encountered vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter Tod Howarth (Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, and Frehley’s Comet) while Howarth was on tour performing with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s Cheap Trick.
Howarth and Regan, whose robust resume includes touring with Ace Frehley’s Comet, Peter Frampton, Stephen Stills, and John Waite, as well as recording credits with the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, David Lee Roth, Robin Trower, and Billy Idol, were later joined by guitarist/songwriter RICHIE SCARLET (Ace Frehely, Mountain) and drummer Steve "Budgie" Werner (Ace Freely Band, Leslie West).
Don't miss these consummate professionals as they perform the songs they are most known for! Check them out at: https://www.returnofthecometband.com
From fronting Motley Crue, to playing with Ratt to heading up the supergroup The Dead Daisies, John Corabi is a household name among rock-n-roll fans! Most recently touring with Mike Tramp, Corabi is a fan favorite known to never disappoint! One of the best frontmen out there, he is the headliner for the Tuesday Pool Party at Kruise Fest!
Check out his website for more details: https://www.johncorabimusic.com
High energy, wild riffs and a sturdy groove straight from the 70’s – two and a half years after the critically acclaimed album “Road Fever”, Swedish rock’n’roll band Thundermother returns. And it’s a truly amazing return. Thundermother’s third album is simply one of the greatest rock records you’ll get to hear this year.
Come see fan favorite Lydia Criss! She'll be selling and autographing her incredible book Sealed With A Kiss! Fans from all over love seeing Lydia because she is so approachable, if you haven't met her or had a chance to talk with her yet, let Kruise Fest make it happen for you. Be sure to pick up a copy of her book and get your photo taken with her!
Whether playing or coaching in Major League Baseball Dale has made a name for himself. But Kruise Fest attendees will rememeber him best for his role as the "Demon Wrestler". Come meet Dale, get your photo with with him and pick up his exclusive action figure created exclusively for Kruise Fest!
Debrah Miceli a.k.a. MADUSA
You may also know her as Madusa, or Alundra Blayze! Debrah is well known in the wrestling world, as she has been in the WCW as part of Dangerous Alliance, and held the WWF Women’s Championship title 3 times (she threw the belt in the trash!). She is a 2015 WWE HOF inductee and serves as commissioner for the Japanese World Wonder Ring Stardom.
In addition to being an infamous wrestler , you may also recognize her or hot pink truck with her Madusa moniker from Monster Jam. Debrah also made history being the first female champion of the Monster Jam World Finals racing championship!
Be sure to find her at Kruisefest, where she will be alongside fellow wrestler, Dale Torborg from 1-4 both days!
Brian Steward is the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of The Official KISS Poster Book and The Official Ace Frehley Magazine, both of which are published by his company, Fantasm Media. He’s also the Editor-In-Chief of KISS: The Official Magazine. Additionally, he’s a film producer, concert photographer and illustrator. Many of his KISS photos and illustrations have become official KISS merchandise such as posters, trading cards, etc.
Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of twenty million records worldwide as lead singer of his former band, Skid Row, and as a solo artist. Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, he has expanded his career over the past decade to include a five-season recurring role on the hit series Gilmore Girls; voice-over work on SpongeBob SquarePants and Robot Chicken; starring roles on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde, The Rocky Horror Show, and Jesus Christ Superstar; and appearances on ABC’s Sing Your Face Off, the comedy series Trailer Park Boys, MTV and VH1.
In December 2016 he released his highly anticipated biography titled 18 and Life on Skid Row, which details his life from his birth in the Bahamas to his teenage years in Canada to the music that rocks his life today.
Julie Bergonz Photography
Bob Kulick is a Grammy Award winning producer, guitarist, composer and arranger. Bob has either played with or produced a virtual whose who of the hard rock, metal and even pop genres. Bob also has earned 14 Platinum or Gold records.
Known for playing and/or touring with bands like KISS, Paul Stanley, Meatloaf and so many more.
For more info and to order all his available music, please go to his website: www.bobkulickmusic.com
DJ Noiz has built a name for himself as one of the hottest DJs in Miami. To club goers, he’s best known for his talent as a nightclub DJ, and for his crowd-pleasing percussion/drum skills. To KISS Kruisers, he’s known as a devoted KISS fan that has helped rock several pre-parties and the KISS Kruise on three separate occasions (IV, V, VI).
The key to his success is his versatility and ability to “feel” the people and the room. His broad musical taste and experience make him a confident party DJ that can rock the biggest mainstream venues to private parties. But to many KISS fans that come to visit Miami every year, he’s known simply as the guy that gets their parties started whenever they’re in town.
Jake J and the Killjoys
From roach infested clubs to sold out arenas, Jake J and the Killjoys deliver an out for blood stage show that brings horror aesthetic and heavy rock and roll together. These nocturnal nobodies from Nashville have a unique sound that has been compared to My Chemical Romance and Avenged Sevenfold. Although the band looks like boys next door that just crawled from their graves, Jake J and the Killjoys show no sign of stage fright as they’ve already opened for legendary acts such as Bon Jovi, KISS, Bret Michaels of Poison, RATT, Blue Oyster Cult, April Wine, and Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe.
“Jake is a great blues guitar player.”
- Alice Cooper
Mentored by rock and roll greats such as Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, Doc McGhee, and Desmond Child, lead guitarist and frontman, Jake Johnson, holds nothing back when he takes the stage. Standing at 6’ 9” and dressed in black, Jake commands the audience with a vicious Dracula like charm that is reminiscent of an evil David Bowie. Jake is also supported by Gibson Guitars and Marshall Amplification.
“Jake Johnson is a very determined young man... determined to rock. Watch out world!”
- Desmond Child
On September 22nd, 2017, Jake J and the Killjoys released their debut album with guest appearances by Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake and Dio) and Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi). The pop rock album was recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah at Rigby Road Studios, and was produced by Joel Pack. A year after the release, the band decided to go a heavier route and began writing new material that was far heavier and more aggressive than their previous work. In the Spring of 2019, Jake J and the Killjoys went to Black Cat Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, with Grammy Nominated producer, Jim Lightman, to record their new EP, “Strange Case.” This rock opera EP tells Jake’s very own Jekyll and Hyde story with aggressive vocals, soulful guitar solos, and lyrics inspired by classic horror films and dark romanticism. “Strange Case” will be released in the summer of 2019.
Get ready for a rock band that’s as haunting as they are loud!
Actor/Comic/Writer/Producer/Music Business Professional who has appeared in dozens of TV shows and films. Most notably "TheOffice," "General Hospital," "The Exes," "Retired At 35," "Star Trek: Nemesis," and "Legally Blonde." He has interviewed hundreds of celebrities for numerous publications including The Washington Times, Hustler Magazine, RetroRoadmap.com, helseaCommunityNews.com and more. He worked in Artist Development at Capitol Records for 10 years.
Keith is the former Global Project Manager for the world's largest box set: GeneSimmonsVault.
During his 2 years and 8 months on the job Keith worked side by side with Gene on every aspect of The Vault. Keith named the box set, designed the inside and came up with the idea of the first ever non-makeup Gene Figure. He also sourced the manufacturing of The Vault and helped turn The Demon's vision into a reality. In 2018 Keith took 101 airplane flights to 45 cities in 9 countries and acted as the host/MC and onstage comic foil bringing The Vault to thousands of happy fans. And 12 angry ones.
Keith is humbled to be invited to KruiseFest. He will be selling T-shirts, signed 8X10 photos, signed copies of DVDs of his acting work (Including "The Office") and more!
BIG John Harte
Retired KISS body guard. He has a book coming out soon.
Tom Feeley &
The men behind the petition to secure Bill Aucoin into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sign the petition and help make this happen!
What Kris Angel did to magic, performance artist PeregoLive is doing to the art world. Making it rock. To see a Perego paint live (yes, he has a legal single name) is like a Motley Crue party with paint. War paint to be exact.
Looking wild in his painted suit, he attacks the canvas like a beast. Fierce & precise, he spins his brushed like a gunslinger & slashes colors as if in a rage "what i like best about doing live shows is that it satisfies my craving to blow people's minds. What someone saw before, won't blow their minds today, you have to give them something they have never seen before. To create an unforgettable moment to me is gold. Its magic."
And like magic, before your eyes he paints an iconic image, stopping & addressing the crowd, even painting some of them with "War paint" then flys back to the canvas to add more brush strokes.
His by-line is "Art that Rocks" & his tribute sets usually include musical legends & feature their music, giving the old school rockers something to set their teeth into, but Perego also always switches it up using Drum&Bass, Dubstep, Electro & other remixes & mashups to give the kids the killer beats to rock out to too. Critically acclaimed, his shows are nothing short of unforgettable. If creating a masterpiece in minutes doesn't impress you, his signature sure will.
At the close of his performance he has guests come to the stage, some VIP & some right out of the crowd, & has them pour paint down his long hair, (its nearly to his waist) & then he slams his hair against the canvas, the foot & a half long slash of paint being the downstroke of the "P", he then takes a brush & writes the rest of his name. Perego.
The crowd goes crazy & every phone is in the air, Perego bows & exits the stage. usually.
On occasion he stays & believe it or not, it gets even crazier. His now famous, or is it infamous show, A tribute to Jimi Hendrix, he paints the iconic image of Jimi lighting his guitar on fire & worshipping the flames. After his signature hairslam, he then sets the canvas on fire, the painted flame becoming real, as he kneels like Jimi enticing the flames higher, the crowd now has lost their minds.
A third start looking for an exit thinking Perego just set the room on fire, a third are people looking for a fire extinguisher, the rest all have their phones in the air, knowing they will never forget this moment but want the video of this artist badass to show all their friends this unforgettable performance.
As the bewildered audience tries to wrap their head around what they just saw happen, Perego in closing shares a profound message to the crowd "thank you all so much! Now that I have your attention, I would like to share with you something. What this was tonight, wasn't about me, it wasn't about you, It was about US.
THAT is the magic. EVERYONE is creative. Everyone is an artist. YOU are the art, & together we are the Art Army." As he walks off stage, covered in paint, the crowd shows its gratitude, knowing that it just saw an Art Warrior in action. No one will ever be the same.
A PeregoLive show is beyond "entertaining" it's revolutionary.
Founded on Feb 15, 2011, KISS America is Florida's ultimate KISS Tribute Band. They perform in full KISS make-up and costumes to replicate a true KISS concert experience. With smoking guitars, fire breathing, blood spitting, over-the-top drum solos and plenty of Paul banter, KISS America provides a high energy show that will entertain and impress both the serious as well as the more casual KISS fan.
KISS America have extracted the best components from classic KISS, thru the modern era to give their audience the best possible show! They continue to rehearse weekly to keep refining the music and show and make it the best it can be. They bring along plenty of extras too, including a giant KISS drop curtain, state of the art smoke and lighting effects plus their own in-ear monitor system.
As proud as KISS America are of their past, they believe their future will be even bigger and better as they continue to expand their light and sound show to give you the true KISS America experience.
Jaded Past is the creation of lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter George Becker, who has been a long time veteran of the East Coast Music Scene
and has shared the stage with many national acts.
George Becker teamed up in the studio with producer Steve Brown of Trixter for 2 records to date. The debut Jaded Past CD was released back in 2012 independently, and the 2016 sophomore Jaded Past release entitled "Believe" released on Melodic Rock Records.
Now Becker, back in the studio again and just released 3 New Digital singles and a new full length CD scheduled for Summer of 2019 Release!
The No. 13s
The No.13s are four non-superstitious gentlemen from Fort Lauderdale who are being hailed as the South Floridian saviors of stripped-down, balls-out rock n' roll. Formed in 2011, their Replacements sucker-punched by The Stooges and lethally dosed by The New York Dolls approach to songwriting and live performance has garnered them praise for both their high-energy shows and catchy-as-hell tunes.
Building on the success of each show and on the strength of their three-song EP, the band landed a slot on the KISS Kruise II where they performed alongside KISS, Skid Row and former Guns N' Rosesdrummer Steven Adler's new band to an audience of rock fans from around the world.
They set sail once again on KISS Kruise III to perform with KISS, Night Ranger, Vintage Trouble and Leogun, and also released their debut album “Vacant Life” which is now available on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby as well as The No.13s' online store. The band have also performed live at such venues as The Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, the Summer Daze festival with Lit, and Grand Central in Miami, Florida opening for Jack Russell's Great White, L.A. Guns vocalist Phil Lewis, and former Faster Pussycat/current Sin City Sinners guitarist Brent Muscat.
The band recently rejoined Jack Russell's Great White, along with BulletBoys and Enuff Z'Nuff, onstage at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, and also played at The Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN opening for Valentine Saloon.