Shot Thru the Heart – The Bon Jovi Experience
Shot Thru the Heart (STTH) is a professional tribute band that pays homage to the music and showmanship of Bon Jovi, one of the greatest rock bands to ever take the stage. STTH provides a high-energy concert experience, playing only the greatest hits and staying true to the original recordings. STTH is the real-deal! The music and vocals are live with meticulous attention to detail that clearly sets STTH apart from the competition.
Each member of Shot Thru the Heart is a seasoned, professional musician and entertainer. The energy emitted from the stage is contagious and reminiscent of the great arena rock concerts of the 80s. Each member of STTH grew up on the rock music of the 80s greatest bands including Van Halen, Ratt, Poison, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and the Scorpions. However, all members of STTH have a very special love and respect for the music of Bon Jovi. Love for the music of Bon Jovi bleeds through every note played and sung. The nostalgia effect is real!
“Best show I’ve seen since the real Bon Jovi concerts! Love the entire 80’s vibe these talented musicians give in their performance.” Micki Andrews Freeman
“The energy and talent that comes from this band is phenomenal!” Steven Behrens
“Hands down the most amazing cover band I have seen! This is an experience like no other. The authenticity of this band is present start to finish. Been to see them on multiple occasions and the crowd kept screaming for more!! They are electric!” Christy James
“This is one of the best cover (tribute) bands I have ever seen. The music is spot on! Love the vibe. Lots of energy. If you get a chance go see them. You will not be disappointed! These guys are awesome!” Darleen Rogers Suddeth
“This band is completely insane!! Music is authentic, crowd engagement is phenomenal and their overall energy is second to none!! Check these guys out for sure!! You will not be disappointed!!” John James
“Absolutely amazing band!!!! I’ve done lights and effects at a local pub for several months. Very few bands can hold a candle to these guys. Crowd engagement and sound were phenomenal!!!!!! One of the best musical acts in the upstate of South Carolina! Absolutely Amazing on all levels.” Matthew Stone
“When I heard that there was going to be a local Bon Jovi tribute band I was excited! I went to see these guys at the Spinning Jenny and at the Powdersville Pub and they did not disappoint! The talent that this group has is pure amazing. I have seen Bon Jovi numerous times and Shot Thru the Heart definitely pays homage wholeheartedly! I can't wait for the next show!” Karen Crow Steinbring
BRIAN STUART (a.k.a. Jon B) began his music career at the age of seven when he first picked up a guitar and started singing along with the likes of John Denver and Rod Stewart. Everything was going swimmingly until he discovered a new band called Kiss and knew at that point behind a set of drums was where he belonged. He started playing professionally at the age of 12 and was a veteran of live performance by the time he stepped out front as a lead vocalist for the first time his senior year of high school. He picked up his guitar up again and started playing some rhythm as well as writing original tunes at this point. Fast forward many years and gigs later and Brian is still playing the music he loves in whatever capacity he can. Growing up in the 80s, the music of Bon Jovi are familiar favorites and challenges him nightly as a vocalist.
JAY BURNS (a.k.a. Hugh McD. w/a side of Alec) started playing music at 11 years old. The trombone was his band instrument of choice before he was lead astray by the rock guitar gods of the 70s and 80s. Jay picked up the guitar at 12 and was playing shows with a working band by 13. In his 20s, he picked up the bass and has since made it his main instrument. Jay has played in several successful bands over the years and vows to keep playing live until he just can't do it anymore. Jay's musical influences/tastes are diverse including rock, soul, country, Carolina beach, Reggae, college rock (a.k.a. alternative), etc... Favorite bands include Bon Jovi, Ratt, Poison, Cinderella, Van Halen, The Hoodoo Gurus, REM, The Cure, The Cars, The Cult, INXS and most of the bands from second British wave of the 80s. Jay if the brainchild behind the formation of Shot Thru the Heart and is in awe of how much fun this project is and is most appreciative of the fans who support them.
ORION IRBY (a.k.a. Tico T) grew up in the Southeast and learned how to play drums and the art of performing through countless hours of MTV in the 80s! He loves all styles of music but has a special place in his heart for hair metal! He played drums and percussion all through middle school, high school, and college whether it be marching band, jazz band, or symphony. He has also passed on that knowledge through drum instruction for many years. He has played in bands since the early 90s and has had the honor of sharing the stage with such amazing performers as Kip Moore, Craig Campbell, Jake Owen, Guster, Jump Little Children, Spidermonkey, and the late, great Charlie Daniels. And he clearly also loves wings and pizza!
EVAN ST. JAMES (a.k.a. David B) is a formally trained pianist but has been rocking the Keyboards in various touring and local rock bands since he was a mere ladd. Also known as "Van" he has played nearly genres of music. However, he has a preference for the great keyboard heavy rock bands of the 70s and 80s. Bon Jovi is right up his alley. Not only does he provide the keys, he has an amazing voice.
CHRIS CLARY (a.k.a. Richie S) - Chris started touring with USO at the ripe old age of 17 playing military bases from the North of Alaska to the Johnston Atoll in the South Pacific. Chris toured through Germany, Iceland, South Korea, and Japan. Over the past decades Chris has played and recorded with Metallic Blue recording artists Stryder and Bad Boys out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Stryder placed 2nd in MTV Basement tapes contest and Bad Boys was featured in Rip magazine. Chris has enjoyed lots or airplay on the ZRock radio network winning weekly and monthly listener poll contests. More recently, he has played Played in Charleston favorites Cherry Bomb, Fire Apes, and Head Rush. When Chris is not rocking out Bon Jovi tunes with STTH you can likely hear him at a local venue in the Charleston area playing with his amazing band MOXIE.
Please direct booking inquiries to:
Joel Hanks/John Bradford
Providence Music Group