KISS Army Biography:
Spanning almost two decades of spectacular, crowd pleasing performances, founding member Jim Seda spawned the legendary tribute band in New York in 1985, where KISS started their meteoric rise to stardom.
Today in a business where every band touts itself as the premiere tribute band, The ORIGINAL KISS ARMY Tribute has established a line-up of seasoned musicians who not only look the part of KISS, but also musically perform at a professional caliber unmatched in the tribute arena.
Together, the four members of KISS ARMY are tribute veterans. Collectively, Jim Seda (Gene Simmons), Mark Jones (Paul Stanley), Val Popovic (Ace Frehley), and Mike Sivo (Peter Criss) share over 20 years of professional accomplishments and musical performances nation wide as well as internationally.
Members have been called upon by the real KISS to perform at various well-publicized functions including but not limited to: "Working as stand-ins for KISS members, most notably on the motion picture " Detroit Rock City ." " Being hired to play for the KISS box set release premiere party, which incidentally, is captured in the KISS DVD "Live in Las Vegas ." " They have appeared on the Jenny Jones show, Access Hollywood, on MTV, have played half-time shows for NBA and NHL teams, and fashion shows for Marshall Fields.
Along with their well-known public appearances, they have performed at the nation's most prominent venues such as Monte Carlo Casino, Silverton Casino, and Fiesta Rancho Casino all in Las Vegas, Reno's Harrah's Casino, famed theme parks Six Flags and Universal Studios, and the Cow Palace in San Francisco. The band also did an Armed Forces tour of Japan and Korea performing at the Kunsan air base and Fukuoka festival.
Not only is THE ORIGINAL KISS ARMY beloved by their large fan base, they are professionally recognized by the entertainment industry with endorsements from Mehron Makeup and Dean Markley Strings. These four musicians not only project the physical looks of KISS, but the camaraderie and charisma possessed by KISS in the 70's.
The four members, each huge KISS fans, are able to flawlessly recreate even the most minute detail of the KISS Alive experience. It's all KISS from the vocal harmonies, mannerisms, note for note solos, make-up and exact costume replicas. Like KISS, the members of THE ORIGINAL KISS ARMY are not only supreme musicians -- but also electrifying performers.