International KISS Bands Compete at KISS OFF in Las Vegas

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KISS OFF wining band Mr. Speed at Las Vegas welcome sign
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cover bands from around the globe posed for photos at the Welcome To Las Vegas Sign yesterday for KISS by Monster Mini Golf. Bands from Ohio, Texas, Hungary and Australia were selected from 100’s of entires from all over the world (Pictured above: KISS OFF wining band Mr. Speed at Las Vegas welcome sign – Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

The bands arrived in Las Vegas to perform in the KISS OFF competition which took place later in the day at Body English Nightclub at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

KISS Forever from Hungary
KISS Forever from Hungary

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The winner, selected by Tommy Thayer, lead guitarist for KISS was the band Mr. Speed “America’s KISS Tribute” with Rich Kosak as “Paul”, Joe Hess as “Ace”, Andrew Sgambati as “Peter” and Danny Ayala as “Gene” .

The winning band will perform at the grand opening of KISS by Monster Mini Golf on March 15 where all members of KISS will be attendance.

KISSteria from Australia
KISSteria from Australia

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Rock and Roll Over from Fort Worth Texas
Rock and Roll Over from Fort Worth Texas

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KISS tribute bands in the bus
KISS tribute bands in the bus

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KISS tribute bands exit the bus
KISS tribute bands exit the bus

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KISS tribute bands in Las Vegas
KISS tribute bands in Las Vegas

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KISS tribute bands in Las Vegas
KISS tribute bands in Las Vegas

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The "Genes" of KISS tribute bands
The "Genes" of KISS tribute bands

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The "Pauls" of KISS tribute bands
The "Pauls" of KISS tribute bands

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The "Aces" of KISS tribute bands
The "Aces" of KISS tribute bands

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The "Peters" of KISS tribute bands
The "Peters" of KISS tribute bands

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KISS tribute bands in Las Vegas
KISS tribute bands in Las Vegas

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KISS OFF bands with Tommy Thayer of KISS
KISS OFF bands with Tommy Thayer of KISS

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KISS OFF winning band - Mr. Speed from Cleveland, Ohio
KISS OFF winning band - Mr. Speed from Cleveland, Ohio

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.