ARE you ready to go down in a Blaze of Glory?

If so, a forthcoming Denbighshire event will be just up your street.

The Pavilion Theatre, in Rhyl, will be offering a warm welcome to the Bon Jovi Experience next month.

The band will be on stage at the venue on Friday, March 27 (7.30pm).

In 1994 a group of friends from Crewe, Nantwich and Dudley formed a small tribute band and called themselves By Jovi.

Starting in small pubs and working through various challenges such as band members changing and a name change to Bon Jovi Experience, they have inevitably all grown as musicians and people alike.

They are still the best of friends, yet had no idea all those years ago that they would become the number one Bon Jovi tribute band in the world, endorsed by Jon Bon Jovi himself.

“From the very beginning in the early 80s I was sitting in a rock pub called The Bitter End, in Crewe, with my now keyboard player, listening to rock music, Bon Jovi quickly became my favourite.

"It was my dream even then to be like Jon, though at that time there were no such things as tribute bands.

"Fast forward to 1994 I was asked to perform as frontman with By Jovi and as they say the rest is now history,” says Tony Pearce, who is still very much the face of the band.

In 2006, there was a highly significant event which highlighted the true talent behind the Bon Jovi Experience to the world.

It was at The Hard Rock Cafe in London, and Jon Bon Jovi had asked the band personally to appear at the official fan club event during his well deserved induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the March 27 gig are priced at £25, with concessions of £1.50 off available.

Call the box office on 01745 330000, or book online at