Living on a Bad Name Puts Bon Jovi to Shame
By: Eric Jacobs, July 25, 2012
ERIC JACOBS - Living on a Bad Name front man Keith Pittman takes a break on the Sundancer's back deck after a recent performance.
On a steel horse they rode, the Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad Name returns to Sundancers in Dennis on Friday, July 27.
Living on a Bad Name is not your average tribute band and Sundancer’s is not your average night club. Famous for its bumpin’ dance floor, outdoor patio and karaoke contests, the crowd varies from happy locals to vacationers enjoying the nightlife.
After taking in a Living on a Bad Name show in June, Scott Bater, a roadie from Third Degree, said, “I have seen a lot of bands and Living on a Bad Name has an incredible guitar player and a keyboard player that plays Bon Jovi’s ‘Run Away’ perfectly. I look forward to seeing them again.”
While they’re not from New Jersey like their namesake, Living on a Bad Name is from the next best thing: New Bedford. The band consists of Ken Pittman on lead vocals and his son, Keith, on drums. Berklee College of Music alumns Ethan Brosh on guitar and Scott Pool on keyboard round out the band with John Miker on bass.
They got started as a band without a name playing “Rock Me Amadeus” at a WBSM radio benefit concert for the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.
Now working for WRKO talk radio, Pittman was working WBSN New Bedford when Pool suggested they go on the road and only play Bon Jovi songs.
Since then, they have played and headlined the Harley Davidson tent at Laconia, New Hampshire for Biker’s Week 9 (June 10-16) and New Bedford’s Festa Do Esperito Santo festival and the Whaling City Festival.
If you like Bon Jovi, you will like Living on a Bad Name. Catch them at Sundancer’s on July 27, August 10 and August 25.