Kiss My Ax Relieves The Stress Of Events – Milford LIVE!
Scott Harris explained that Kiss My Ax, an ax-throwing mobile trailer that he and his friends developed, was a natural progression from his 20 years as a mobile DJ. The idea developed one evening while visiting a friend and the friend’s wife wanted to go ax throwing.
“It was late at night, probably around 9 or 10 pm, and I thought it probably didn’t work that way,” Harris said. “I didn’t think we could get in the car, drive an hour and find a place that would get us so late, so we didn’t go. The next morning I woke up and thought “You know what, why wasn’t I building something small for you here?” But I never do anything small. Two days later, I bought a trailer, brought it back to our store, and we started making Kiss My Ax.
As a metal maker who owns and operates Delmarva Powder Coating and DPC Fabrications, Harris began searching online, trying to find other ax throwing companies to create miniature sketches and prototypes. He and his friend, Brandon Henderson, spent nights and weekends working on the trailer, creating what they believed would draw audiences.
“Much of what we were seeing seemed cold and industrial,” Harris said. “So we started noting what not to do because we wanted to be able to fit in with many different events and places. We added a lot of burnt wood, artwork, a lot of color and a lot of lighting. We went to a few small events and fixed the bugs, changing little things that made it work better. We added bars and more lighting as well as black lighting which really made it stand out.
With the bugs fixed, Kiss My Ax made their official debut at a benefit concert for the ALS Association with country artist Jimmy Charles of Ocean City. The start was a huge success and Harris has since delivered his mobile ax throwing unit to the events. Recently, Harris spoke with Zack and Marissa King, owners of EasySpeak, and learned that there would be space available in the same building when JT Performance moved into their new building in the industrial park.
“We sat in the EasySpeak rec room and discussed the options,” Harris said. “Honestly, EasySpeak’s decor is close to what we want to have in our location. We hope to take it to the next level, a club level so to speak. It will be traditional until about 9 or 10 p.m., then we will turn off the lights, the fog will lift, the disco lights will come on and we will have a jet of glow. We will not serve alcohol because we do not want to compete with EasySpeak. We may be able to fit a plexiglass window between the EasySpeak playroom and our space so people can sit down with a drink and watch what happens, thinking that will encourage someone to want to try it.
The brick and mortar location is still in the planning stages as Harris is working with the Greater Milford Chamber of Commerce and the city to finalize a business plan, secure the right permit and confirm funding. Until then, he intends to continue traveling with his mobile ax thrower unit.
“We are family friendly, licensed and insured,” said Harris. “We can take care of anyone over 12, according to our insurance. It won’t be a morning business because no one wants to throw axes at 9 a.m. We’ll probably start at noon, sort of working with EasySpeak to make our schedules fit together. There is nothing like it in this area. If you want to do this you have to drive an hour north or an hour south so it’s perfect for this area.
In addition to the mobile unit, Harris offers classes for those who want to hone their ax throwing skills. Anyone who wants to book the mobile trailer or take lessons can contact their Facebook page, KissMyAxeDE, and send a private message.