03 August 2005
What Happens in Vegas...
(photo: Gif grips-and-grins with Tony Orlando in the Green Room at the Bellaggio)
Although the lovey-dovey picture suggests otherwise, Gif did NOT marry Tony Orlando in Las Vegas. But, a bond was forged nonetheless. Last year while attending a Sundance party, Gif met with Joe Jaworski from Showtime and suggested putting together an "industry band" for VSDA's Home Entertainment party in Las Vegas. Jaworski thought it as a great idea and voila - Gif compiled an all-star rock band, with its own private dancer, called The Replicators. Their first gig was opening up for Tony Orlando and Dawn at the "Music & Magic Under the Stars" party at the Bellagio Pool. Anyone who's had the opportunity to see Gif perform knows Tony must have been sweating like a whore in church when he caught the act he was slated to follow. Catch Gif with his local bands Bang Box and Lulu's in Crisis. I definitely plan to the next time I can stay out past 11 p.m.