Kentucky quintet Kiss Kiss Bang booms throughout the United States touring on their own and supporting country rock legends since their appearance as the headliner of the inaugural Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest kickoff event at Harley-Davidson dealership of Bowling Green in 2018. This year, the group grabbed a spot on the main-stage when the event is held September 13-15th at Edge Hill Farms.
“It was pretty awesome the first year of Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest. Our mantra is being a live band,” guitarist Malcolm Warren Booher said, emphasizing “live.” “We really want to write a song and bring it live on-stage. People saw us and what we did. We talked that night with the event organizer (Larry Jobe) on-stage at Harley Davidson, He liked how we could be a band for the main stage.”
Sharing stages with multiple national acts over the last two years including Black Stone Cherry, Molly Hatchet, Blacktop Mojo, is nothing new now and has put a prominent dent of pride within the Bowling Green music scene. The classic rock but electric modern band has sold-out shows at all local venues they play including, Spillway BG, Tidball’s Sounds and Spirits, The A-Frame and Dublin’s Bar.
Kiss Kiss Bang will thunder at 1:30 p.m., Saturday for VCMMF and is thrilled to tease new music and perform the latest EP release, “Hearts On Fire,” at the new location at 13101 Louisville Rd in Oakland.
“That is a wide open field suited for this kind of event. And any event you can play on the main stage is always a big deal,” Booher said. “We released the EP in May and we’ve been playing a lot. We already started writing new music for the next record, we never stop writing individually, but there’s always a time to get back as a band to work on songs together.”
For Kiss Kiss Bang’s set, they intend to tease unreleased music onstage, followed by a familiar cover in a less than known formation for audiences and soon-to-be new fans.
“We’ve already recorded. We’re not sure when we will release it, but we’ll be playing it live,” Booher said. “Solely speaking for the band, I would say three guitars and three vocalists sets us apart from a lot of people and when I say three vocals, I don’t mean a lead vocals and two background singers, I mean literally, three lead vocals. The vocals really work together to make one sound.”
The Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest features 25 bands including Kyle Daniel as kick-off headliner held free to the public on Thursday 5: 30 to 11 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of Bowling Green on Cumberland Trace Road. The main-event continues through September 15 at Edge Hill Farms with many more including Jasmine Cain, Tantric, Saving Abel, Trapt, Small Town Titals, Great White.
Activities to include: custom bike show, biker games, burnout contest, kids zone, food and merchant vendors, beer garden, Sound Warz competition, Barbie car races and more.
Puddle of Mudd, Jackyl and Colt Ford are headliners across the three-day event attracting thousands from 42 states currently.
While VIP tickets are sold-out, general admission tickets are still available at VCMMF.com and at Bowling Green Harley-Davidson dealership at $50, covering admission to all three days at Edge Hill Farm.