Gene Family Tribute
zumbifer on 10/08/2008
My name is FERNANDO DE NARVAEZ, I Live in Colombia South America. Im a Gene fan since 1978. I have a KISS Tribute Band called KISZ, where I Used To Play Peter, but know, I play the Powerful and Attractive member of KISS. Gene.
In 2002, I Got my first child. (I didn’t want kids in the beginnig) So I had to choose a beautiful name for her. There were many options, but, Gene had a lovely girl called SOPHIE. What a lovely name. So I called my girl SOFIA wich is SOPHIE in spanish. Two year later, I had a Boy. Gene had a boy called NICHOLAS, and I named my son NICOLAS wich is NICHOLAS in spanish. I wanted to have a SOFIA and NICOLAS just like Gene has. I also have a beautiful wife called ADRIANA and after 14 years Im Still Crazy about Her.
We can watch the TV series “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” in our TV at home. When the Gene Family appears, I tell my Kids “Look those are the Gene KIDS and you’re named after them”. They love to see them. My Kids like to watch “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” so they can see, that, their dad is not the only Crazy Dad in The world. They see, There is a major Crazy Rockstar Dad in the world. Gene Simmons.
Gene Simmons has been my role model in Bussiness, as a Person, performer, Artist, Rock Legend and life hero in my life. Needless to say I Read all your Books, Have all your videos and I Collect your original basses and I have a huge KISS memorabilia. I’ve seen KISS live around the world about 35 times. I met you, Gene, twice in Florida 1995 and Australia Farewell Tour.
I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I don’t like vacation. Im a Professional Graphic Designer, and I Designed a Cartoons called LOS ZUMBIS that have appeared in 36 newspapers in 14 countries.
When my baby SOFIA girl, had her first Birthday Party, I did a TOON LIVE Show for her, inspired in the KISS Live Show, with all the sound and effects that I have for my KISZ Tribute Band. People loved. People started calling me to do the show for them. Nowadays I have a Live Entertainment company for Kids called “EL SHOW DE LOS ZUMBIS” and we do about 100 shows a month. About a year ago I sold a Franchise. Yes, thanks to SOFIA, the inspiration of KISS, and the GENE SIMMONS advice in his books.
So this letter is to say thanks the man who has enriched my life for more than 30 years. Thank You Gene for all the KISS Shows, KISS cds, KISS DVD’s, KISS Merchandising, KISS everything, a KISS life, and thanks for showing Me part of your personal life in your various TV programs, and Tv appereances. My Gene and KISS passion has gived me a richer side of my life. Thank You Gene Simmons. You deserve all the love, your beautiful family, passion from your fans and everything you’ve got in your live. That’s why I dedicate my DE NARVAEZ family to you, the only one in the world GENE SIMMONS FAMILY TRIBUTE.
Fernando De Narvaez