KIST : a tribute to Kiss
Starting in July of 2000 the founding members of KIST set out to launch a band worthy of the moniker “a tribute to Kiss.”
The time is now and that initial vision has arrived in full force. After years of diligence, including a nation-wide talent search, KIST has attained it’s initial goal and continues to strive for a show that keeps the fans asking for more.
Basing it’s stage show on the unrivaled Kiss shows of the 1970’s, KIST performs in the “Alive II” costumes and derives it’s set-list mostly from the make-up era catalogue.
Visually, the band prides itself on members that physically “fit” the part. Sonically, countless hours of study and rehearsal has helped hone the band’s razor sharp edge. A KIST show brings all the fire and magic one would expect at a Kiss show.
Keeping true to form that this is indeed a tribute to Kiss, KIST defers focus on their personal identities, in favor of stage names. This ensures that the spirit of Kiss is the main priority which helps create the time capsule effect that KIST seeks. In other words, KIST wants the fans to come in, close the door and travel back in time for a recreation of the band that helped form Rock history.
Now let’s meet the band:
Lead guitar/vocals--- Jon Lightning
Rhythm guitar/vocals--- Mikal Paul
Bass guitar/vocals---The Demon