What People Are Saying About Alive! '75

This is the closest that you're gonna get to the real glory days of KISS!”

JR Smalling, the "Voice" of the Alive! album and KISS' original Road Manager, 3/28/15


As close as you can get to the real thing!
 — Len DeLessio via Instagram comment, 10/3/2017

The best KISS tribute bands in the world. Go see them when they are in your neighborhood!
 — Christopher Kennedy via facebook comment, 9/30/17

I have seen Kiss 35 times live and multiple, multiple tribute bands.  You guys are spot on!  Kudos!!
 — Ron Kaplan via facebook comment, 9/30/17

What an awesome bunch of guys!  If you've missed this Band you NEED to get to their show!
 — Jessica Search via facebook comment, 9/12/17

This band is incredible.  Been a Kiss fan for over 40 years and I felt like I was right back in the good ole days. How great to see them bring kids backstage for pictures!
 — Joseph Miller via facebook comment, 6/27/17

Surprised me!!  I never heard a tribute band so close to the real thing in my life!!  And watching the Gene on stage was like watching the real Gene!!!  It was amazing!!!!
 — Jodi Gigliotti Walsh via Starland Ballroom community page, 6/25/17

It was like watching KISS!
 — Stephen Coppa via Starland Ballroom community page, 6/25/17


Got to experience it with my father who is and has been an AVID KISS FAN his whole life.
He told me that what I witnessed was SPOT ON to when he saw his in the 70s...
 — Jake De Lucca via Facebook Comment 6/25/17

Love how you love your fans!  Can't wait to see you perform again!
 — Dawn Galbraith via facebook comment, 6/24/17

Definitely the best KISS tribute band!
 — Eric Roswell via facebook comment, 6/11/17

Awesome!  The voice is the closest thing to Paul Stanley I ever heard!
 — Fabrizio D'Alonzo via facebook comment, 6/11/17

ALIVE! '75 THANK YOU for the trip back to my teenage years!
 — Thomi Hawk via facebook comment, 6/11/17

I was at the expo last night and you guys were awesome!  You were real troopers in spite of the delay. It was well worth it and I'd recommend your show to any serious Kiss fan!
 — Al Contursi via facebook comment, 6/11/17

You simply will not find a better and more talented KISS tribute then these guys from Alive! '75!
 — Andy Miller via facebook comment, 5/21/17

These guys are the greatest tribute band I've ever seen.  They totally know how to rock....  You guys are something special!
 — Jayden Scotty Mangino via website facebook comment, 5/21/17


Your show is spot on, and for the 2 hrs that you guys are performing... it is 1975-76!
I have seen a bunch of tribute KISS bands – you guys by far are the big dogs of the pack.
 — Jeff Heffernan via Facebook Comment 5/19/17

I have to say I was extremely impressed with your performance.  It was like (the) winterland video but in color.  Just an awesome job...  You guys are something special!
 — Christopher Ruffino via website e-mail link, 2/14/17

This wasn't a show, it was an experience.  If you didn't know they weren't KISS, you would think they were KISS!
 — Warren via website contact form, 2/12/17

My little guy is telling everyone about the "fist pump" he received from The Man himself (the Demon).  Thank you for making this an unforgettable event for him!
 — Carissa Lynn via Facebook Comment, 12/20/16

I have seen KISS, Metallica, Prince, Gwar...  All these really incredible shows... and I still rank my times seeing you at the top.  Not lip service, truth.  You guys are incredible and true FUN!
 — Joshua Mitchell via Facebook Comment, 11/26/16

Alive! '75 put on a great show at the Sherman Theater.  Totally amazed with this Band!
 — Chris Alena via Facebook Comment, 11/20/16


Third row and I felt the heat from that flame where I was sitting!
Yes, definitely an awesome show for sure!
 — Tannie Lee via Facebook Comment, 11/20/16

Like stepping back to the 70s  pretty awesome!
 — Brian Baker via Facebook Comment, 11/20/16

I would see you guys every weekend if possible. 2 of the happiest nights of my life were seeing you at Rams Head Live. So. Much. Fun!
 — Joshua Mitchell via Facebook Comment, 9/10/16

Excellent show!  Great to see earlier stage, outfits and hear all earlier material.  This was a quality show, great detail!!
 — Bob Sitser via Facebook Comment, 8/28/16

I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE!  WHAT AN AWESOME SHOW...  IF YOURE A KISS FAN YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK THESE GUYS OUT. I PROMISE THAT YOU'LL HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!  I DID WITH NO DOUBT!!!
 — Rick Boo Mccloskey via Facebook Comment, 7/31/16

What a great show!  You guys honestly sounded better than KISS did last time I saw them (with Motley Crue) back in 2012 and played with a LOT more energy too! Congrats on a killer show and I look forward to catching you again soon!
 — Robert Bongiardino via Facebook Comment, 7/31/16

I'm still smiling after last night's show at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware...  You guys nail ever nuance of a KISS concert. The music is as authentic as the visual experience.
 — David Short via website contact form, 7/10/16


You guys were freakin' AWESOME!!!
Love you guys absolutely — best KISS tribute I ever seen!
 — Dave Rogers via website contact form, 6/6/16

By far, the best KISS tribute band around!
 — Tony Hrica via Facebook comment, 5/21/16

Speechless!!! Frigging awesome!!!! Great turn out! Loved it!
 — Philip Royes via website contact form, 4/30/16

Instead of a tribute band you guys should call yourselves the ultimate KISS experience!!!  You guys were more like KISS than KISS!!!  Killed it that night!!!
 — Jim Wakefield via Facebook comment, 4/12/16

The best KISS tribute Ive ever seen!  (...and Ive seen a lot!)
 — John Hamilton via Facebook comment, 4/10/16

Just saw Alive! '75 at the Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY.  Best KISS tribute band I've seen by far.  My friends and I had the time of our lives watching these guys - and to hang with them after the show made them more personable.  Great people!  Word of mouth is spreading fast how great of a show this is...
 — Don Stroup via website contact form, 4/10/16

Oh yeah!  I wanted the best I get the best - the hottest tribute in the world Alive! '75!
 — Todd Hartpence via Facebook comment, 4/1/16


Seeing the actual show was just awesome!
Great sound, lights, effects. The ultimate '75 experience!
 — Mike Shrouds via Facebook comment, 3/24/16

Great show, can't wait to see you guys again!
 — Joseph McClung via Facebook comment, 3/22/16

You guys killed it - Great show!!
 — Melissa Schappell via Facebook comment, 3/20/16

I think they rock!
 — Paul Carlberg via Facebook comment, 2/15/16

Had a fantastic, awesome time last nite at revolution.  You guys are the best Kick Ass tribute band to Kiss  I ever seen.
 — Diana La Sala via Facebook message, 2/7/16

Great show!  Loved hearing all the classics from the Alive era.
 — John J. Gleeland via Facebook comment, 2/7/16
 
You guys were awesome!!  Thanks so much for an amazing time!!
 — Paul Schmidt via Facebook comment, 2/7/16


I was so amazed at the last show.  You all put on such a performance that is so faithful.
 — Scott Freel via Facebook message, 1/20/16

I've seen your band, and a few other KISS tribute bands, and I can honestly say that you guys put on the best show.  From the theatrical parts to the musicianship, you guys are good!  Hopefully, the tour will bring you back to Baltimore.
— Tony Hrica via Facebook comment, 1/18/16

From day one of seeing your show, I love it and can't wait to see it again!
 — Sam Dottin via Facebook comment, 1/18/16
 
Got to meet JR Smalling at an Alive 75 Show in PA…  great dude and show!!!
 — Chuck Siuda, via Facebook comment, 1/9/16
 
Excellent job guys!  Just awesome!
 — Patrick De Montigny via Facebook message, 1/9/16


These guys put on a great show.  Trust me, you don't want to miss it.
 — Brian Matus via Facebook post, 12/23/15

These guys are better than Kiss is now!
 — Michael Breden via Facebook comment, 12/8/15

I came to see the show at the Sherman Theater with my family on Dec 5th.  We drove 2 hours each way from upstate NY and it was well worth the trip!  You guys do a great job mastering every detail of the Kiss show and each member's persona.  I'm a drummer and a lifelong Kiss fan so I know every nuance of every song on the Alive! album including Paul's banter between the songs. The time and effort you must put in to get every aspect down is daunting. Plus bringing in people from Kiss history.  I certainly appreciated it and would recommend you guys to any Kiss fan.
 — Steve Lothridge via website contact form, 12/6/15

Great job last night.  I was 4th row center to witness a fantastic performance on every aspect last night.  Sound was great. Ace's guitar was out there right in you face during his solos.  Stage set up and lighting was stellar.  Loved the look of the fog rolling down the drum riser and off the stage.  Live fire breathing was awesome addition to your show.  Nicely done.  Cant wait to see you guys again.  Top-notch performance!
 — Mike Saba via Facebook message, 12/6/15


These guys are fantastic!!  Check them out!
 — Jason Miller, via Facebook comment, 11/29/15

You guys made me feel like I was back in time - thank you!  I had the time of my life…    and met Lyida Criss!  Thanks again for a kick ass night!  I will be back to see Alive! ’75 or should I say KISS!?  I say it once again I thought I was at KISS.  I been a fan since the 70s - you guys got it!
 — Lewie Wilson via Facebook message, 11/22/15
 
All I have to say is you guys Rocked tonight!!  I was in the 6th row!!  Every thing was spot on…  Thank you so much for keeping alive the Kiss music!!
 — Daniel Finney via Facebook message, 11/21/15
 
You Guys did a Kick-ass show - good times!
 — Dave Strouse via Facebook post, 11/22/15
 
Me and my wife had an awesome time, great show if your a kiss fan it's a must see!
 — Paschalis Cap via Facebook comment, 11/7/14


Saw you guys for the first time Friday night...

You were amazing!  Thanks for an awesome show!
 — Giuseppina DeFranco via Facebook post, 10/25/15


Thank you for being awesome!
 — Steve Loco via Facebook comment, 10/25/15

Alright well that was amazing lol.  First we wanted to tell you guys that your show was incredible.  The production was second to none and you guys recreated the show perfectly.
 — Shawn Callahan via Facebook message, 10/24/15

I feel like we had a chance to see something special!
 — Michael J Rudolph via Facebook comment, 10/9/15
 
Totally awesome kick ass show!
 — Lenny Card via Facebook comment 10/5/15
 
Loved the show at the Newt and just got our tix for the Sherman Theater show in Dec.  Bringing friends to the show.
 — David Green via Facebook post, 9/29/15


Gene and Paul would be proud!
 — William J. Miller via Facebook comment, 9/22/15

These guys are awesome.  Must see show for fans.
 — Tony Iaconette, via Facebook comment, 9/22/15

My wife and I saw Alive 75 last Sat at Newton theatre and it was great..  I was 14 years old when I first saw KISS in 1975 at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ. It was amazing to relive that moment.
 — Bob Kalawur via website contact form, 9/22/15

You guys are killing it!  Crowd packed to the ceiling!  Can't wait to see you again.
 — Facebook Fan, 9/21/15

I was in 107 Row A.  Awesome show.  Note for note perfect, blood spitting, smoking guitar, drums levitating, smashing guitar, fog, classic posing and stage antics, simulated fire, cool lights, free after show meet and greet signing autographs and posing for pics.  Can't wait until they come back!
 — Tony Iaconetti via Facebook comment, 9/20/15

I’M 10 YEARS OLD AGAIN??  YESH!!!!!
 — John P Malloy via Facebook comment, 9/18/15
 
Great job last night, you guys rock!!!!
 — Bill Giangrande via Facebook message, 8/23/15


I had a great time!  You guys rock!
 — Bill McCormack via Facebook post, 8/23/15

Well that was fun!!!  Rock N Roll All Night...
 — Shelly Mortaretti via Facebook post, 8/23/15
 
I had a great time!!  I was at a KISS concert!!!  I’m ready to go again tonight!!  I swear that is one of the best concert's I have ever seen!!
 — Marcy Coxe Duffy via Facebook comment and website contact form, 8/9/15
 
Thank you all so much !!!  My son had the best time!
 — Paula Santos via Facebook post, 8/9/15
 
Thanks for a killer show guys!!!
 — Rus Devra via Facebook post, 8/9/15
 
That was a great time.  A pleasure to get to talk to JR and all of you.
 — Dennis Cardone via Facebook comment, 8/3/15


Probably the best KISS Tribute band I ever saw!!  EVER!!
 — Cory Ayers via Facebook comment, 7/10/2015

A must see for real KISS fans...  SO much more than another tribute band!
 — Eddie Holland via Facebook comment, 5/13/15
 
The closest you'll get to the KISS '75 experience.
 — Pasquale Vari via Facebook comment, 4/5/15
 
Awsome.  Would come see you guys again.  Highly recommended!
 — Robert Michaylira via Facebook comment, 4/1/15


The real boys should check out your AWESOME rendition.
 — Steven Schmalzried via Facebook comment, 3/31/15

Great show, what a way to top off our weekend in Pa!!!!  Made me realize what a great album Alive was all over again!!
 — Michael Streeter via Facebook post, 3/30/15

Well, I was at the show on Saturday night, and i was a bit hesitant about what to expect.  Well not anymore!!!  You guys brought it - the production was well above what I expected, bravo!!!  Everyone was true to the spirit of Kiss.  It looks like a lot of thought went into this show,not just your average trib band for sure.  I def will be back!  Drove an 1/1/2 hrs to see you guys, and it was def worth it.  Next time I will bring out my crue, to chk you guys out, and it was really great to see my old pal JR again, and his intro was the best!!!
 — Jeff Heffernan via website contact form, 3/30/15

Awesome Alive '75 you guys Rock 4 sure the real deal!!
 — William WillRock Trejo via Facebook comment, 3/29/15
 
Fricken awesome guys!!  Totally put a big smile on my face!
 — Jonathan Presnell via Facebook comment, 3/29/15


Dam you guys sound better than the friggan original Kiss - Rock On!!
 — Frank Holroyd via Facebook comment, 3/29/15

AWESOME HAD A BLAST!!!
 — Steven Schmalzried via Facebook comment 3/29/15
 
This Gene Simmons looks better than the real one.
 — Darrin Beaudoin via Facebook post, 3/29/15
 
I LOVED the Alive! experience…  As silly as it may be, the confetti shower at the end is one my favorite life experiences of all time.  Can't wait to see you again!!
 — Joshua Mitchell via Facebook comment, 1/31/15
 
Can't wait to see show again and I'm bringing my sons with me this time!
 — Paschailis Cap via Facebook comment, 1/23/15


Easily one of the best Tribute bands out there…
 — Matthew E. Clifford via Facebook comment, 11/26/14

FINALLY A 70'S KISS TRIBUTE BAND THAT PLAYS EXACTLY WHAT THE BAND WAS PLAYING DURING THAT ERA, 1975 BEING THE BEST ERA AND ALIVE! BEING THE BEST ALBUM, THANK YOU FOR KEEPING IT STRICTLY 70'S...
 — Keith via website contact form, 11/10/14

I saw your show at the Sussex County College tonight and was absolutely amazed!!  Such awesome drumming and the concert was clearly 1975 all over again!!! The founders of KISS, Gene, Paul, Peter and Ace would be so proud of you guys-thanks for carrying on the KISS legacy !!!!  Awesome job guys!!!!!!!!  You rock!!!!!
 — Daryl Case via website contact form, 11/9/14

Hey Guys...all my wife and I can say is, THANK YOU..!!!  The after party was awesome..  I have and will continue to share your page and our experience with all of our friends as well as other KISS fan pages..  REAL fans are not gonna want to miss one (or more) of these shows...
Bravo fellas, take a bow!
 — Eddie Holland via Facebook post, 11/9/14

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