Tribute Acts : Bon Jovi - Born To Be Jovi

In September 2003, after winning many karaoke competitions as Jon Bon Jovi, Nathan decided that he would form a tribute band.  He approached an outstanding and very experienced local guitarist and asked if he would be interested in joining him on this venture.  Steve immediately agreed to participate and so Richie Sambora was on board!

The role of keyboard player was easy as Nathan’s brother Marcus, who like Nathan himself is also a fan of Bon Jovi and a talented player assumed the role of David Bryan and assisted Nathan with strong backing vocals. The role of Hugh McDonald was filled by Max (aka Massimo from Napoli-Italy) who replied to the band's national advertisement for a bass guitarist.  Max was previously a student at the Guitar & Bass Institute London (the same college that Steve/Richie attended!) and was voted bass player of the year. The role of Tico Torres has changed a few times over the years but Tom Strange has fulfilled the role for over two years now. Tom is a very experienced rock drummer and drum-tutor. He has played all over the UK and even toured the east coast of the USA.

From the earliest days, Mark, a qualified sound engineer and a good friend of Nathan and Marcus, also became quickly involved in controlling the sounds of the newest and hottest live tribute act to Bon Jovi... ...BORN TO BE JOVI!

BORN TO BE JOVI quickly established themselves in the tribute industry and now regularly play to audiences from five hundred to twenty thousand! The band have been congratulated on their performance and outstanding musicianship by fans, venue-managers and agents alike.

Set List

  • We Weren't Born to Follow
  • Keep The Faith
  • It's My Life
  • Bounce
  • Bed of Roses
  • Lay Your Hands On Me
  • Raise Your Hands
  • One Wild Night
  • Blaze Of Glory
  • Dead of Alive
  • Lost Highway
  • Have A Nice Day
  • Livin' on a Prayer
  • You Give Love A Bad Name
  • Everyday
  • I Believe I'll Be There For You
  • Dry County
  • Say It Isn't So Someday I'll Be
  • Saturday Night
  • Runaway
  • In These Arms
  • In and Out of Love
  • Sleep When I'm Dead
  • Just Older
  • Bad Medicine
  • Make a Memory
  • Always
  • Blood On Blood
  • Born To Be My Baby
  • Who Says You Can't Go Home