N.C. MAN TO 'SING WITH KISS'
Contest winner to duet Saturday in MB with with Tommy Thayer
Brian Galvin, the franchisee of the KISS Coffeehouse at Broadway at the Beach, invites Grand Strand residents to enter its 'Sing with KISS' contest. The winner will sing 'Forever' with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer at the KISS Coffeehouse's daylong second-anniversary party Sept. 6.
A North Carolinian will the KISS song 'Forever' on Saturday in Myrtle Beach with the group's lead guitarist, Tommy Thayer.
Todd Cage of Huntersville, north of Charlotte, was among more than 600 people who left a sing-along voice mail to enter the 'Sing with KISS'' contest, said Brian Galvin, president of the Galvin Group, franchisee of the KISS Coffeehouse at Broadway at the Beach.
The contest winner's performance is part of a slew of activities scheduled for the coffeehouse's second anniversary party, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Details at 626-5477 or www.kisscoffeehouse.com
Galvin said Cage, after learning this morning that Thayer had chosen his name as the best singer of the first verse and chorus to an instrumental recording of 'Forever,' was shocked and thrilled with the news.
Cage said he had called in his entry from his car last month on a break from work in the service department of a car dealership.
He said he plans to crank a KISS greatest-hits CD to practice 'Forever.'
'I used to play that song with my band when I was 16 in high school,'' said Gage, 34.
KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were on hand in 2006 when the KISS Cofffeehouse opened, and original KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley paid a visit there earlier this year.