H.E.A.R. is thrilled to honor Randy Jones!
SAT DECEMBER 22
A VERY MERRY DISCO CHRISTMAS
With Disco Star Randy Jones Live! And Sing-along YMCA w/“CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC”
7:30p: Gala; 12 Noon: Added Matinee “CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC” It’s time to deck the halls with Disco balls as Marc Huestis presents A VERY MERRY DISCO CHRISTMAS! American Music Award winner & multi-Platinum recording artist Randy Jones—original Village People Cowboy—sings his latest disco hits live, and is interviewed by Liam Mayclem, Host/Producer—“EYE ON THE BAY” [CBS5]. Holiday hostess Anita Cocktail performs a “Can’t Stop The Christmas Music” medley & femcees the festive “It Takes a Village People Look-A-Like Contest” (to enter call 415.863.0611.) Very special appearances by super sexy SF Boylesque and Arturo Galster as Disco Patsy Cline. Climaxing the evening—an interactive screening of the camp classic “CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC” including a sing-along YMCA led by Randy Jones himself! Afterwards, Jones hosts an autograph session in the Mezzanine (open to all ticketholders.) ALSO—Extra added matinee of film “CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC” at 12 noon w/brief appearance by Randy Jones, followed by an autograph session (open to all.)
Tix are $27.50 for 7:30 gala, $12.50 for the matinee—and are available by calling 415.863.0611; or @ www.ticketweb.com; @ DIFFERENT LIGHT, 489 Castro; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors: Hotel Carlton, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Castrobear Presents
Liz Smith, the premier entertainment columnist in New York, once predicted that Randy Jones, embodying the persona of the cowboy, would be the first of the Village People to achieve individual fame. And she was right! Charming and handsome, RJ has become celebrated internationally not only as the sexy Cowboy of the award winning group, but also as a world class bon vivant shooting to stardom and selling in excess of 90 million units to date.
Having starred with Village People in the motion picture, Can't Stop The Music (directed by Nancy Walker and co-starring Valerie Perrine), RJ's face and/or voice have also appeared in the films, Nutty Professor Ii: The Klumps, In & Out, As Good As It Gets, Down Periscope, The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, Wayne's World 2, Addams Family Values, One Night At Mccool's, Dumb & Dumberer, Je Te Tiens and Big Trouble. Among his many television appearances have been American Bandstand, Musikladen, Soul Train, The Merv Griffin Show, The Tonight Show, NBC's The Big Show, several Bob Hope Specials, Married With Children, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, multiple hostings of Midnight Special, Oprah Winfrey, The American Music Awards, Love Boat, ABC's 20/20, two consecutive years of New Year's Rockin' Eve with Dick Clark, NBC daytime drama, Texas, The Bernie Mac Show, VH-1's Behind The Music, Legends, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Simpsons, King Of The Hill, VH-1's It's Only Rock & Roll, BBC's Top Of the POPS, Live With Regis And Kelly, The Tonight Show, VH-1's I Love The 70s, Hollywood Rocks The Movies, and even Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
RJ has completed filming his lead role in the independent film comedy Three Long Years. RJ plays a male nurse in the film...yet another character icon?
Showered with commendations in his career, including the keys to several American cities, RJ counts the American Music Award, the Georgie Award, presented by the American Guild of Variety Artists, and the Billboard Dance Forum Award as perfect companions to Germany's prestigious Golden Lion and Bravo Awards, presented for Popular Music Excellence, not to mention the more than 75 Gold and Platinum records garnered worldwide. RJ is an American Library Association Nominated Author for his book, Outsounds. His place defined as an icon in popular culture history, RJ's accomplishments have been cited in The World Book Encyclopedia, Guinness' Book Of Hits, Dick Clark's First Twenty-Five Years Of Rock `N Roll, and The Rolling Stone Illustrated History Of Rock & Roll. He has also been featured in the VH-1 History Of Rock & Roll as well as profiled in the E! True Hollywood Story.
RJ has appeared on the covers and in the pages of Rolling Stone Magazine, Details, Interview, Us Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Gq, Playboy, People, Paris Match, New York, Maxim, Playgirl, Bravo Magazine, Stern, Rocky Magazine, Modern Screen, After Dark, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post , The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and countless other major international newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Paparazzi have frequently photographed him with some of the world's most beautiful and best known women and men. Confirming his expert taste in beauty and style, RJ has been emcee, judge, and guest performer in various international beauty contests around the globe.
RJ has performed at many of New York City's classic and trendy nightspots, such as Studio 54, The Village Gate, Hurrah, The China Club, The Bottom Line, Private Eyes, The Palace, Xenon, The Knitting Factory, Tatou, Magique, Roseland, 2001 Odyssey, The Ritz, The Tunnel, Limelight, CBGB, The Pyramid and The Paladium. Films, numerous television appearances and S.R.O. performances in such venues as New York City 's Madison Square Garden, The Metropolitan Opera House, Radio City Music Hall , Japan 's Budokan, Hollywood 's Greek Theatre, London 's Hippodrome, Sydney 's Hordern Pavillion and the Olympia in Paris along with a Command Performance have made RJ's face and talents known worldwide.
Some of RJ's stage performances have been onstage with Grace Jones in her original ground breaking stage shows and as Principal Artist with Agnes De Mille's American Heritage Dance Theatre, The Anna Sokolow Dance Company, Pauline Koner's Dance Consort and North Carolina Dance Theatre as well as in regional and touring companies of the Broadway musicals Meet Me In St. Louis, with Kathy Rigby, Carousel, with Ed Ames and Marsha Hunt, Funny Girl with Carol Lawrence, Oklahoma, Music Man, Hello Dolly!, Mame!, Gershwin's Girl Crazy, My Fair Lady, Applause, The Grass Harp, and Brigadoon, among many others.
IMDb Mini Biography By: www.randyjonesworld.com (with permission)
He was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
His black and white headshot appears prominently hanging on the wall in the opening scenes of the video for the Beastie Boys' 1986 Hit, "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)".
After he arrived in New York City and before Village People, he worked as a fashion model with friends Grace Jones, Jerry Hall, and Janice Dickinson.
Original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones appears standing in a life size photo billboard of the Village People's 1980 album "Live and Sleazy" cover in the final scene of "54" (1998) behind Ryan Phillippe and Neve Campbell.
Original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones has the distinction of being the only Village Person to ever really live in New York City's Greenwich Village. He has maintained a residence there since 1975.
"A lot of people think of me as wearing a cowboy hat and boots, wiggling my ass and singing `YMCA,'... and I do that well. In no way would I ever denigrate that because it's a wonderful thing to have done and it's a great part of my legacy, but I'm also an actor."-The Villager, NYC, December 2005
Where Are They Now
(November 2006) In New York City, American Music Award Winner Randy Jones, Original Village People Cowboy stars in the Off-B'way play, Madonna Whore: Confessions of a Dirty Mind, directed by Eric Thal at The Producers' Club, opening November 29, 2006.
(February 2007) (Febuary 2007) In New York City, American Music Award Winner Randy Jones, Original Village People Cowboy debuts his new solo CD, "Ticket to the World" and begins his "Ticket to the World" international tour at Chelsea's hipster palace, Retox, by lifting the Times Square fixture, the Naked Cowboy, during the introduction of RJ's new single, "New York City Boy"!