in honor of the bands 10 year anniversary we thought we’d take the time to reflect upon the last 10 years of slippery when wet
this band started 10 years ago with the thought if we could really put together a show that really embraced the live bon jovi experience …it just might work.
after seeing bj countless times and hundreds of hours of watching live concerts and videos we crafted our show.
that first year or so….yikes…it took us some 100 shows or so to really start to get a feel for how the show would come together.
it took us a little while to earn some respect…doubters , haters , critics….all chimed in….as shows and crowds kept stacking….
then came 2006….with 3 years under our belt bon jovi pushing a very succesful new cd…chips started to fall into place….headlining rooms across the southeast …building fan base…..
folks paying attention…newspaper covers …radio appearances….the ultimate stamp of approval….official authorization from bon jovi management….now were on our way
suddenly after 4 years the phone rings ……………….its the mouse……….he says come on down and play at my summer concert festival….we went…. we all sweat …we kicked its ass….and still doing it some 7 years later…
halfway in….we turn around and who would have guessed it…were on our way to being the biggest band in atlanta….from sell outs to setting numerous attendance records….it all seems like a blur
around this time we finally get in with the house of blues company….one of my dreams to go back home and headline the stage where i once stood and thought……someday……someday….
over these 10 years you see clubs, venues ….open…close……do bustling business…fight to stay open…..with a few band line up changes over the years…still we marched on…..
one of the most rewarding experiences were our shows for the troops this last summer….africa , singapore , diego garcia….amazing time….
which brings us to this week ….. our 10th anniversary show… some 880 odd shows played to over a half of a million people…..and we feel like were just getting better…..with fans and friends like ours we can only grow….the love and support weve received over these 10 magical years is uncontested……theres not enough thank yous we could possibly give to the faithful…but we can start……from the bottom of our hearts…..thank u
2014 could be our biggest year yet……..r u ready???????
a quick shout out to some very influential people we’d like to say thanks to…in no particular order
andrews upstairs RIP
house of blues
danny lee fossett
walt disney world entertainment
Welcome to the new and improved Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band Website.There’s a bunch of new stuff to get lost in…….grab a seat…stay awhile
Check out this painting that was done by an artist as she watched the show….pretty cool
The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series @ Epcot – Walt Disney World once again was stupendous…..In our 7th year the band posted the 2nd biggest numbers in Epcot – Walt Disney World History…Thanks to all who came out and had fun with us…..
May 29th 2013
In May of this year the band went on 2 different tours to perform for the military.They band visited the Pacific Rim and Africa.Many miles travelled to play some tunes for our troops.The shows were a huge success and we look forward to getting out to other parts of the world to bring some U.S.A. to the men and women who serve our country.
April 15th 2013
This year at Epcot’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series on Tuesday July 1st we will be playing some special sets.The first 2 sets on this day we will dive deeper into the Bon Jovi catalog to play some songs that we won’t play on any other day during our week long run….many fan requests on this one special day !!!! !!!
In March 2013 Slippery When Wet appeared as special guests for Kenny Chesney’s special one night pre-tour engagement in Jacksonville , FL. Kenny and his band and crew were all very gracious and an absolute riot….
February 8th 2013
The band is confirmed for it’s return to the America Gardens Stage at Epcot’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series . Dates are June 30th thru July 6th.On the 4th of July the band will play 4 sets. Make your travel plans now !!!
An article from the Memphis Examiner
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August 13th 2012
For those of you who didn’t know…Slippery When Wet also have an original band…The Sinner Saints who’s debut cd “The Other Tomorrow” is being released on August 21st.You can purchase the new music on itunes and other various digital formats.There is a deluxe cd version that is available as well and can be purchased thru the merchandise page on this website.
August 7th 2012
Thanks all who came out and rocked The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series @ Epcot – Walt Disney World with us for our 6th amazing year…..we set another record in 2012…..thanks again…cant wait till summer 2013….
No one replaces the King of Swing….but Phil is great
April 10th 2012
Thanks to the folks over at Palace Resorts & Hard Rock Hotel Puerto Vallarta …the band opened the new vacation destination in style…Viva Mexico !!!
A nicely written blog from a new fan.
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A review from the Central Florida Future Newspaper
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June 21st 2011
A great new article about the bands upcoming Disney’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series performances is posted at Dis Unplugged – the largest unofficial Disney website on the web.Thanks to David Parfitt for a fun article.
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An article in Metromix Nashville
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We forgot to post this one…the next best thing with the right hand man…thanks Obie..Go Soul !!!
Jason With ex L.A. Dodgers ace Brad Penny…The same night he got up and sang with Steel Panther at the Key Club in Hollywood.
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In March 2008 Slippery played In Las Vegas at The House of Blues…what a night !!!
Plane ticket – $329
Rock Star & vodka- $43
Tattoo – $160
Getting the tatt done at the same studio and by the same artist that did Jon’s:
No other Jovi Tribute is more authentic than this dog and pony show!!!
Big thanks to Robert, Bill and Greg at Sunset Strip Tattoo !