Bob Brunson

Bob Brunson

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

A&E TV's Ultimate KISS Fan as seen on Gene Simmons Family Jewels records Friends With Painted Faces - the first ever fan-based tribute song...influenced by KISS fans around the world, written/recorded by the "Ultimate KISS Fan".

Biography

Bob Brunson was born in 1967 in Sopranos country, Elizabeth, NJ. He heard the opening riff in "25 or 6 To 4" by Chicago on the radio when he was five and that was it! He grabbed the closest tennis racket, proceeded to rock out in front of the mirror, and from that point on his feet were on the path!

Bob's family moved to Kansas City in 1976, where he was first introduced to the arena gods of the 70's & 80's. Groups like Journey, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen and Motley Crue had a profound affect on Bob, but none hit home as much KISS. From Ace Frehley's smoking guitars to Paul Stanley's soaring vocals, Bob knew what he wanted to do.

He locked himself in his room and taught himself to sing and play guitar by listening to KISS records. Bob started his first band, Pegasus, and they quickly became the talk of the town, then the region. They hit the ground running, winning contests, scoring local airplay, and getting the attention of local media and record producers. Unfortunately Bob's dad got transferred out of state.

Unwilling to gamble his future, Bob took the safe route and went along. Eighteen years later, he's settled with his family in Orange County and has a successful career in marketing. However the dream never died and he continued playing, singing and writing songs over the years, waiting for the right time to ressurrect his dream. After a decade of hearing the same tired sounding bands, Bob decided to get off the sidelines. He's a true renaissance man who believes we only get one chance in life to DREAM BIG and LIVE LARGE!

Bob's been married for 12 years and has 3 wonderful children. He's written/recorded many songs, several books, scripted & pitched several TV shows, radio/tv commercials, appearing in several, and just appeared on A&E's Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

He works at an advertising agency in Orange County, and owns his own copywriting/ communications firm with his wife. In addition, he is the public relations director & event planning co-chair of for a wonderful charity that helps adults with special needs. Bottom line... he will not STOP until he reaches the TOP, and puts the FUN back in Rock and Roll!

Lyrics

Friends With Painted Faces ©

Written By: Bob Brunson

You don’t know me, but I know you,
And you’ve shown me, a thing or two,
About living, and believing’ in myself.

Well it started, with a picture on the wall,
And the records, you better believe I had ‘em all,
But it was more than just the music, its so hard to understand,
That you were more than just a rock group, so much more than just a band…

PRE-CHORUS
So many times when I wanted to quit,
My back’s against the wall…ready for the fall,
I turned on the music to shout it out loud,
And I knew, without a doubt…

CHORUS
Whenever I looked inside, to see what I can see…
You were always there, staring back at me…
Friends with Painted Faces.

Now there’s so many people, who feel like I do,
When they need some inspiration, they turn to you
With loved one’s in the hospital or soldiers off to war,
It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or if you’re poor.

PRE-CHORUS
You help us know just who we are,
And you are the reason, I place this here guitar,
The music is good and it makes us proud,
And you know, WE LOVE IT LOUD…

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE…
All through the years, I’ve always know where my place is,
‘Cause I’ve got friends, Friends With Painted Faces.

GUITAR SOLO – REPEAT CHORUS & BRIDGE

I’m talking about a Space Man from Jendel,
A Demon straight from Hell,
A Cat with nine lives,
And a man with a Star on his eye!