The 80s Icon Band is here! Playing the most totally awesome hits of the 80s and delivering a show that’s back to the future. Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna; rockers like Van Halen, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi; hip hop acts like Vanilla Ice and Run DMC; even new wave bands like Duran Duran and Blondie.
If you’re ready for the ultimate 80’s party, put down your Trapper Keepers and Rubik’s Cubes, get ‘Footloose’ and ‘Fight For Your Right To Party’ with the 80’s Icon Band!
The premier Neil Diamond Tribute Band
The Voice…the Songs…the Man…a Tribute to Neil Diamond!!!
“Real Diamond shines like the Real Deal” — Joe Plasko The Times
“The best tribute band performance and the only band to receive a standing ovation with two encores” —Effingham Performance Center Effingham, IL
“CURTIS DiDOMIZIO & his REAL DIAMOND BAND brought the house down at Harrah’s Concert Showroom in Atlantic City tonight. From start to finish, the band and their lead singer led the sold out crowd through nearly two hours of ND’s songbook with an energy and passion that was simply remarkable. — From PLAY ME Movie Producer-Director Steve Tatone
“Carlos is a dead ringer for Gene Simmons” — WPIX, Channel 11 NYC
“Carlos is so good as Gene Simmons. He could quit his day job!” — Adam Unger
“Carlos has the perfect Jewish fro” — Gene Simmons of KISS
“Watching Carlos is like watching Gene” — Paul Stanley of KISS
“Carlos talks and acts so much like Gene!” — Eric Singer of KISS
“You look like Gene with and without the make-up” — Bill Aucoin (Former KISS manager)
“Wow that’s a great pic, you should know!” — Shannon Tweed Simmons (twitting about Carlos’s photo of him as The Demon)
Formed By Carlos (Los) Espada in 2013 with the idea of forming a tribute band like no other. “I had a highly successful KISS tribute band for more than 10 years. I took a break and due to KISS fans asking for my return I formed KISS IT!.”
Espada has also worked with the KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on various official KISS products. Such as KISS “N’ The Box, KISS minimates, promotional work with the band on the release of Simmons autobiography as well as with Silvertone Guitars promoting the Paul Stanley Guitar line.
Espada’s dead ringer look as the demon of KISS. Grabbed the attention of VH1 which featured Espada in an hour long pilot titled “Mock Rock”. When asked about all his experiences as a Gene Simmons impersonator as well as working with his idol, this is was what Espada had to say. “Being a kiss fan from the age of five to working with Gene Simmons and the KISS camp. It really has been amazing. The fact that my name appears on official KISS products, being complimented by the band (and people whom work close with KISS.) is this young boys dreams come true. I was the only kid in Spanish Harlem rocking a KISS tee. Now I have countless photos and KISS items that only few would have.”
This is not just another KISS tribute band. This band has the spirit and raw energy of KISS themselves. KISS IT! brings pure rock power to the fans every time they hit the stage. If you are looking for the true KISS experience, look no further. YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST!!!!!!!
“Antony Zito took an old flowered cabinet door and transformed it into a cool, realistic portrait of myself that I felt compelled to buy on the spot. (I don’t even like looking at myself either) Did I mention he did it in about 7 minutes? Because there is no way I could sit any longer. The best quick portrait painter in the business, with an amazing artistic flair. This guy is amazing.” – Patrick McMullan, NYC Celebrity Photographer
“Zito can capture your essence by painting on a found object for 20 minutes more effectively than more formal and pretentious artists can do by fussing on a canvas for weeks. A genius!” – Michael Musto, Village Voice Read more
Hailing from different regions of the country, The Beatbox House looks to push the boundaries of what is possible with the human voice. Beatboxing has grown into a world wide phenomenon that has branched out from its Hip-Hop roots. The collective looks to rebrand the art form as a part of the new “mouth music” movement.
Each artist that is part of the collective is a soloist, educator and musician in their own right. However, their greatest strength is their ability to work together; bringing their audience an awe inspiring musical experience that will leave a lasting impression no matter age, race or creed.
Kenny Urban has been beatboxing for over half of his life. He has won national competitions in America and has also represented the U.S. overseas in notable worldwide competitions. Apart from teaching private beatbox lessons, Ken has taught Beatbox Workshops in schools ranging from Harvard University to The Raymond York Elementary School.
Former Berklee Drumming Major, Gene Shinozaki went from street performing into international fame as he made his television debut on “So you think you can dance” in 2013. From then on, Shinozaki has taken his beatboxing all over the world, performing in countless countries, and was even awarded the Grand Beatbox Battle Championship title in Basel, Switzerland. Shinozaki is currently ranked amongst the top 8 beatboxers in the world, and is now a co-writer for The Beatbox House.
Kaila Mullady is a New York based performer – She performs all over the world infusing beatboxing, singing, rapping, poetry and theater to push the boundaries of creativity and show just what the human instrument is capable of. Multi-instrumentalist, using a RC 300 she is able to loop guitar, beatboxing and vocals to become a one woman band. Part of NYC’s premier freestyle comedy rap group, North Coast. Teaching workshops all across the country promoting reading, writing and finding your own soul music. Giving back to communities and volunteering is a big part of Kaila’s creative process.
Titles: 2015 American 2v2 Champion
Hailing from New York City, Chris Celiz is a musician, educator and performer. Playing music since the age of 10, Chris has an incredibly diverse skill set and profesional music experience. He has worked with such luminaries as Harry Belafonte, Bryonn Bain, Dana Leong and can be seen performing along side some of New York Cities greatest talents. He has been competing both nationally and internationally as one of the top ranked beatboxers in North America. His most notable accomplishment is the formation of “The Beatbox House”, a conglomerate of the most talented beatboxers in the United States who look to rebrand the art form.
Titles: 2012 Midwest Champion and 2014 East Coast Champion
Amit has been an avid fan of hip hop since he moved to the United States at the age of six. When he was fourteen years of age he discovered the art form known as human beatbox. Since then he has grown passionate about the art and has made it his goal to make a career out of it.
Titles: 2015 Vice World Champion, 2014 + 2015 American Beatbox Champion, 2014 Midwest Champion & 2x Unity Champion
Neil “NaPoM” Meadows, from the small town of Greensburg, PA, started pursuing beatboxing right out of high school, and it has already led him to great success. At just 18 years old Neil became the 2014 American Beatbox Champion, earning a spot to compete in the World Championships in Berlin Germany, he later became the 2015 Vice World Beatbox Champion. Neil is a firm believer of The Beatbox House, and enjoys nothing more than making music. He also performs as a part of the decorated duo, K-Pom with fellow Beatbox House member Kenny Urban.
NYC based musician and actor Mark Martin (aka Mandibul) has been beatboxing since age 13, inspired by the jazz, rock and hip hop music he grew up listening to. Mark competed in the American Beatbox Championships 2015 in both the 1v1 and 2v2 divisions. He was a judge for the New England Regional Beatbox Battle in 2014 as well as the SingStrong Chicago Acapella Festival in 2014. He has been an internationally touring member of the Voca People since 2011, an acapella musical theatre show that features beatboxing and vocal acrobatics. Mark is a teacher at the BEAT Rockers program that teaches beatboxing to the blind at the Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx. Mark also performs with NorthCoast, a NYC based hip hop improve comedy troupe since 2011. Mark Graduated from NYU in 2011 from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he worked on analyzing beatboxing from a linguistic perspective. Mark loves to beatbox.
Classic 80’s Motley Crue Experience
“The clothes, the make-up, the choreography, the stage props, and the special effects all show great attention to detail in creating the true feel of a Mötley Crüe show. It is amazing how awesome this band is…” — Examiner
The four members of Looks 2 Kill stand united under one front and that one front is the love for the music of The World’s Notorious Bad Boys From Hollywood California, Mötley Crüe!
Selling over 100 million albums, Mötley Crüe’s final show took place on December 31st 2015 after touring for 34 years. Mötley Crüe was ranked tenth on MTV’s list “Top 10 Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time” and ninth on “VH1’s All Time Top Ten Metal Bands”.
Have no fear! For those who have never had the chance to experience a live Mötley Crüe show – Looks 2 Kill have just announced a worldwide 16/17 Tour. Please contact us for more info.
“From popular hits of today, including “I’ve Got a Feeling” to such iconic rock, disco and Motown favorites as “Born to be Wild,” “I Just Want to Bang on the Can All Day,” “Car Wash” and “Dancing in the Streets,” the energy never stopped.” — Christopher Long, Showbiz Guru
“Amazing vocals – high energy – entertaining for all ages – a must see!“ —Candus Barnum, The Puyallup Fair & Events Center
“A tremendous, high energy, crowd pleasing act. If you ever have the opportunity to book Vocal Trash… DO IT!“ —Mike Froehlich, General Manager, York Fair (York, PA) Read more
“It took some doing to get Blakey’s small band arrangements fleshed out for this big band. Ponomarev is an exacting arranger, especially on Blakey’s “No Hay Problema” which the master originally performed on the 1959 soundtrack to the French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses.Valery Ponomarev arrived in New York City in 1973. It was no small feat. Documented in both book (On The Flip Side Of Sound) and film (Trumpeter From Russia), this brave musician will always consider himself a Jazz Messenger.” — Mike Greenblatt on recent CD Review
“This live set by trumpeter Valery Ponomarev’s big band is dedicated to his hero, mentor, and musical father, the great Art Blakely. Drawing largely from Jazz Messengers repertoire and sparked by a solid array of soloists — including special guest and Messengers veteran, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson — this is a most impressive debut recording by one of NYC’s finest large ensembles”. — Bob Bernotas, Jazz Author-Historian-Lecturer