June 30, 2018

BonJourneyNY is a New York based Tribute Band paying tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey. The band and their high energy show, has been entertaining fans throughout the Tri-State area for eight years:

Bon JourneyNY

Bon JourneyNY is truly a unique tribe band, since they blend the music of both Bon Jovi and Journey within each set. Additionally they also sometimes perform a “Rock Of 80′s” show that’s done at special events! They not only capture the sound of each group, but the energy and spirit of both bands too.

Bon Jovi and Journey were both recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bon Jovi in 2018, and Journey in 2017. The two groups’ many hits continue to be very popular and both bands remain a steady fixture in today’s musical culture and constant airplay on classic rock radio stations.

It’s that culture and popularity that prompted keyboard player Nick Troiani to start the dual tribute band in 2010.

“Both bands are so iconic and similar in many ways,” said Troiani, in a recent interview. “The fact these bands songs bring such warm memories to people is a perfect fit.”

Troiani became a fan as a teenager.

“I’ve seen both bands multiple times,” he said. “They have put on awesome shows.” However, the idea of putting a combination tribute band together came as a second thought.

“My concept originally was to form a Journey tribute band,” said Troiani. “But after doing research, I noticed there was a number of Journey bands yet only one Jovi band. I thought to myself, ‘Let me merge these two bands. Nobody is doing dual tribute bands.’ And if you’re a Journey fan, you are probably a Jovi fan.”

“Next came the task of actually building the band. “Once the concept was conceived, I began searching for musicians,” said Troiani. “I bumped into longtime friend Rennie Xosa at a bank by chance and ran the idea by him. Rennie was an experienced bass player and spent his life working as a professional musician. He was on board, and then we began holding auditions.”

“Our drummer Matt Ricci was next to join. He answered an ad on Craig’s List. And he was a huge Journey fan. The three of us have been in the band since 2010. Guitarist Sean Tarr joined in 2013. He was highly recommended from a fellow musician. I feel he elevated the band with his playing and his awesome vocal harmonies.”

“In fall 2014 Joey Ragz joined the band. Our original singer quit the day before one of our shows. Joey stepped right in without rehearsing and blew the room away. We know we had the right guy to front the band.”

The band averages about 65 shows a year, most of them on the East Coast and many right in our area.

So find out for yourself what other fans have been discovering for some time now… come out and have a memorable fun time with Bon JourneyNY! To see when Bon JourneyNY will be playing near you, visit their website: http://www.bonjourneyny.com/

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