Best tribute band | Bon-Journey

Best tribute band | Bon-Journey

There are 338 comments on the Pittsburgh City Paper story from Dec 17, 2007, titled Best tribute band | Bon-Journey. In it, Pittsburgh City Paper reports that:

“They were all pretty much almost invisible musicians. Of course you have Steve Perry in the tailcoat, and some of the really awful things he wore, but there wasn't really an identifiable look, like you have with Guns N' Roses or Zeppelin.”

Just this past week, Journey announced the latest in a long line of replacements for the keening pipes of Steve Perry: Philippine vocalist Arnel Pineda. via Pittsburgh City Paper

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grand master p

Wexford, PA

#1 Dec 24, 2007
Obviously whoever wrote this article has never actually seen this band. These guys suck with a capital S. The singers the only one whos half decent, but then again he's still kind of average. Another reason why I never trust the press. I'm not sure if that was an online poll or what, but if it was, it's very easy for a band member or follower to spend hours voting over and over again to pull of the win. Theres gonna be some highly disappointed people in Pittsburgh who will go to see this band because of the article and end up with a steaming pile of shit in thier ears.
Michelle P

Longmont, CO

#2 Jan 29, 2008
Couldn't agree more - anyone can sit home and vote for themselves over and over. How sad.... I have seen them and they need to hang it up. They look older than dirt and they play like it too.
Terry

Irwin, PA

#3 Jan 29, 2008
I hate to be negative. I am not a musician and respect those who go on stage to entertain. My wife and I went to a show on Bon-Journey and I have got to say I have to say I have seen Much Much better cover bands or tribute acts in the city of Pittsburgh. If anything Bon-Journey is OK at best, it seems there older guys who like to have fun recreationally. which is great but to place a statement on a band such as them is not right considering there is way better talent out there. just my 2 cents, Terry, Noblestown Rd Pittsburgh
Eric

Irwin, PA

#4 Jan 30, 2008
The City paper is a JOKE anymore, I mean who actually reads it? Velvetta makes Bon-Journey looks like total amateurs as does numerous overall bands in the Pittsburgh area. Best tribute band, I wonder how many votes Bon Journey entered themselves cause I have never ever heard anything remotely good about them.
Sandy

Whitney, PA

#5 Jan 31, 2008
It's about time someone blows the lid off that band. Those guys are just plain foul. I could forgive the fact that they look like they all belong in personal care homes, if in fact they were talented. But simple truth is their not!!! The only thing cool about them is thier concept, and thier lack of talent just makes them look like baffoons. These guys play at the Rhytym House, which makes me believe that the place has become desperate for acts. That place used to have great bands, and now thier reduced to the likes of these no talent morons? Shame Shame!!! Despite what the city paper says, I definetely do not recommend this band. I agree, you can tell the CP didnt do thier homework on this one...
spandex queen

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Feb 7, 2008
Couldnt agree more with these posts. Its a shame too cause I love both Jovi and Journey. But yes, the band is pretty terrible. Completely lifeless!
Marcie Marchiniak

Irwin, PA

#7 Feb 21, 2008
What's with all this bashing and hate? I have seen them a few times and I will be honest, they should be doing other music, not such beloved music as Journey or Bon Jovi. I am not bashing them, it takes guts to go up there and do that so for that I repsct. But find another gig, like maybe polka becuase at the end of the day Bon-Journey is giving love a bad name!
sybian

Whitney, PA

#8 Feb 21, 2008
lmao. love the last line Marcie. Clever. I agree that it does take guts to get up there. but it also takes bigger guts to know when you just flat out stink and bon journey does! also, going back to the top of the page to the assumption of them voting for themselves. i think you may be onto something there! im good freinds of the owner of one of the clubs they play in the south hills area who told me that the keyboard player has bragged on several occasions that they sat around for hours trying to vote themselves in. Pretty pathetic. I suppose its that kind of attitude and bs that is killing ther reputation, as well as there lack of talent:(
Jon

Irwin, PA

#9 Feb 22, 2008
Bon Journey is not nearly as talented or as good as Glitz. I don't see how a band gets voted the best tribute band in Pittsburgh when a band like Glitz are way better musicians. Bon Journeys drummer does not even play the music correctly! If your going to be a tribute band, you may want to have somewhat talented musicians... PEACE!
JT Uno

Irwin, PA

#10 Feb 27, 2008
Who the hell is Bon-Journey??
Jayne

Rockford, IL

#11 Feb 27, 2008
In the above blue box - click on FULL STORY:(whatever source)
they are a tribute band
Hartman

Irwin, PA

#12 Feb 28, 2008
They are Horrible! Sorry Amy!
Michelle P

Disputanta, VA

#13 Feb 28, 2008
Interesting that this thread grew as large as it did. I have a friend who lives in Pittsburgh and that's how I went to see them. When we went together, I must say that for a band that doesn't have any real talent in the band, they were quite arrogant. I mean, back up the arrogance with SOMETHING. I did manage to also see a Pearl Jam tribute band up there and they were amazing. That band is what a tribute band should be!
M Cambell

Irwin, PA

#14 Feb 29, 2008
I saw Bon Journey when thay had a different singer and he was good! I have seen them 3 times and every time there was a new person in the band. Their a bunch of old guys playing bon jovi and journey, I think the night we were there the band got into an argument or something, it would have been cool had they done like other songs, half of the songs we didnt know, cause were young I guess..
sanfords son

Whitney, PA

#15 Mar 3, 2008
I have not seen the band live, but after reading these posts checked out some of thier live clips on myspace and youtube. Godamn are they awful! Now i understand.
bradley

Whitney, PA

#16 Mar 7, 2008
i saw them like a year ago and I thought they were decent. then i saw them again about a month ago and i have to agree with these posts. pretty emberassing to watch. the new lineup in the band was dreadful. what a shame, they had potential
kevin palmer

Winnipeg, Canada

#17 Mar 14, 2008

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Australia

#18 Mar 14, 2008
if you are looking at tribute bands I came across this.

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Pretty Good Version
Michelle P

Sayreville, NJ

#19 Mar 17, 2008
Please!!! Don't confuse that great Canadian band called Bon-Journey with the joke that the Pittsburgh-based band is. They are two totally different bands with the same name. The Canadian one sounds amazing. the Pittsburgh one lacks any life or substance.
Marc

Irwin, PA

#20 Mar 18, 2008
Wow those other bands rock! does bon-journey from Pitt have videos I can see?

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