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STRUTTER

THE HOTTEST TRIBUTE BAND IN THE LAND!

STRUTTER is a KISS tribute band from Ohio and billed as the #1 tribute band in North America. They performed a private show this past Saturday, June 19th at Jamestock in Creedmoor, NC. About 400 people enjoyed a beautiful day outside with entertainment by several local bands and artists, as well as food trucks and a raffle for a signed cymbal from the headlining artist. Memorabilia clothing including Kiss t-shirts and hats were spotted on a massive amount of die-hard fans in attendance.

 

 

The tribute band concept in general began on Broadway in the late 70’s with the stage tribute “Beatlemania.” A big resurgence started back in the 90’s.

STRUTTER is everything Kiss was in its heyday – unapologetic glam metal to the nth degree.

Makeup, costumes, smoking guitars, fire, blood, bombs, exploding sparklers. A spectacular evening with the music of KISS.

STRUTTER performs all the unequivocal hits of KISS live and in concert. They are renowned for portraying the hard rock band during Kiss’ early days in black and white face makeup. They rock the crowd with hits from 1974 to 1980. The real Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley gave Strutter their blessing at a 1992 show in Hollywood, CA.

STRUTTER have been around since the late 80s. There have been different Pauls and Peters some of the time… but as per James Jones, the venue owner and friend of the band, personally these are the best members.

Paul……Gary Stevens is from Las Vegas

Ace…….Matt Schroeder living in Wisconsin

Gene ….Bill Sabatta who lives in Akron, Ohio

Peter…..Andrew French from Nashville, Tennessee

 

PHOTO CREDIT: LARRY MAHER

 

One of the show attendees was Kyle Harvey, Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals for the band Preppen Barium who had just played the night before in Mooresville, NC at Danfest a free backyard party held once a year for 26 years now. Kyle’s quoted as saying “With a fun night ahead of us, we dumped our gear, loaded the van, & burned it down to make it to Jamestock Forever just in time to see Strutter. I’ve seen KISS probably a dozen times since 96, but this one was without a doubt my favorite KISS experience of em all! Watching these four guys, I felt magically transported to a hot summer night in the 70s. I was seeing KISS as a hungry band fighting to win us all over. I felt from them exactly what we were giving less than 24 hours earlier. I couldn’t help but feel we’re doin it for real & for all the right reasons.”

 

STRUTTERS SETLIST:

DETROIT ROCK CITY

KING OF THE NIGHTIME WORLD

DEUCE

STRUTTER

GOT TO CHOOSE

I LOVE IT LOUD

HOTTER THAN HELL

FIREHOUSE

COLD GIN

SHOCK ME

DR LOVE

I STOLE YOUR LOVE

DO YOU LOVE ME

LADIES ROOM

NEW YORK GROOVE

LOVE GUN

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD

BETH

GOD OF THUNDER

MAKING LOVE

BLACK DIAMOND

ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE

ALL AMERICAN MAN

 

Social Media Platforms –

STRUTTER ~

Find them on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/kisstributeband

Website:

https://strutter.webs.com/

 

Other Special Guests included –

DUNN DEAL ~

https://www.facebook.com/Dunn-Deal-128134217230569

 

 

 

 

 

HAYVYN ~

https://www.facebook.com/Hayvyn

 

TONY ROCK & COMPANY ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL DAVID WITH HF MUSIC AND MEDIA GROUP

 

Performing on the side stage in-between sets were TOM ELFONT as well as a separate duo consisting of JEFF IVEY and his son DARREN IVEY.

 

 

JAMES JONES ~ JAMESTOCK FOREVER

 

Lights and Sound –

MARK DAVIS ~ LIONSMANE SOUND & LIGHT ~

https://www.facebook.com/LionsmaneSound

 

 

FEATURED IMAGE OF GENE PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL DAVID WITH HF MUSIC AND MEDIA GROUP

OTHER PHOTO CREDITS: JAMES JONES