Bon Jovi B.Jovi, Bon-Jovi, Jon Bon Jovy, Бон Джови, Бон Джоуви, ボン・ジョヴィHair / Glam Metal (Heavy Metal) band from New Jersey. After one of Jon Bongiovi's first demos, 'Runaway,' became a hit on the Jersey airwaves, the young musician formed the group Bon Jovi in 1983. The group went on to become one of the most successful hard rock bands of the decade, earning a huge number of fans and numerous industry honors. This profile is for Bon Jovi (the band). Solo releases can be found at Jon Bon Jovi (the individual). Lineup: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar: Jon Bon Jovi. Keyboards: David Bryan. Drums & Percussion: Tico Torres. Former Members: Bass (1983-1994): Alec John Such. Lead Guitar, Acoustic (6 &12 String) Guitars (1983-2013): Richie Sambora. Note: Although Hugh MacDonald occasionally plays Bass for the band he is not an official member.