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.

5 comments:

celine said...

Wow! Gif looks pretty buff. Literally rubbing elbows with big celebs. Tony's got quite a kung foo grip on him.

SB said...

Classic... can't wait to see Lulu's in Crisis/Bang Box again.

wmd said...

sorry to be clueless but ponyboy here has no idea who Gif is?..

SB said...

GIF is a long time friend of KJ's. Not sure where/when she met him. But she once told a story of his that involved Gif, Christopher Walken, and a party in Boston in the 80's. I'm better off leaving the details to an off-line conversation.

LP said...

Looks like Bang Box is playing this Saturday, 8/6 at The Bell in Hand. Those fortunate enough to attend the Coldplay show shoud pop in for a good time...a good time rock 'n' roll. Wonder if Gif still rips into I Wanna Be Adored by Stone Roses.