Multi-Platinum Recording Artist and American Music Award Winner RANDY JONES & Bank of America Merrill Lynch Vice-President WILL GREGA TO WED IN NYC September 12 – September 14. Three Days Of Glorious Events. Day One Is On THE RIDE
Multi-platinum recording artist and American Music Award winner, Randy Jones, the original Cowboy from Village People, will wed his partner, Will Grega, during three days of New York events from Thursday, September 12 to Saturday, September 14, 2013. Beginning the New York State of Mind weekend on Thursday, September 12 at 8:30pm, will be a romantic marriage proposal on THE RIDE, the unique 75-minute Award-Winning Tour of NYC, in a multi-million-dollar mobile theatre, with family and friends. Popping the question with Manhattan’s sparkling lights as background will only be amplified by a pause at New York’s Columbus Circle and its glittering fountains as the wedding party witnesses a spectacular pas de deux performed to Andrea Bocelli’s “Septiembre Amor”. Being long time residents of New York City, and in true New York City style, the couple has selected City Hall for their Marriage Ceremony to take place Friday, September 13, on Mr. Jones’ birthday. The mothers of both grooms and other family will be in attendance to witness the ceremony. The VIP wedding Reception will take place at the 13th Annual KINGS and COWBOYS Virgo Birthday Celebration of Randy Jones and actor and nephew, Keith Collins, at NYC trendy Rooftop Hotspot, “The DL”, 95 Delancey Street, on Friday the 13th. with special guest host Warrington Gillette – “Jason” from the film, “Friday the 13th Part 2”. And finally, honoring the Italian heritage of Will Grega, a special appearance at the Feast of San Gennaro in New York’s Little Italy on Saturday, September 14th, will be followed by a true Italian banquet.
“Calling NYC home for four decades, and seeking Marriage Equality for nearly as long, we could not have chosen to be married in any other city in the world. As a Village Person, New York is IT! We LOVE New York!” said Jones. Husband-to-be Will Grega is a Wall Street software developer. “I’m thrilled! The benefits are great. I now have a lifetime membership to the YMCA!”
ABOUT RANDY JONES
Randy Jones, an actor, author, American Music Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist, is the original Cowboy and a founding member of Village People. In his career spanning four decades before, with and since Village People, he has sold more than 100 million units. Perhaps best known for his hits with the group, like “Macho Man”, “In the Navy, and “Y.M.C.A,” he has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, “Can’t Stop the Music”, made the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Continuing a career as an actor, singer and dancer, Jones has released solo CDs (most recently “Ticket to the World”, 2008 and “Your Disco Needs You!”, 2011). He performs internationally his own solo concerts and has appeared onstage in musicals and plays in New York City and elsewhere, including “When Joey Married Bobby”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “Music Man”, “Chicago”, “The Madonna Whore: Confessions of a Dirty Mind”, “Carousel”, “Oklahoma!”, “Applause”, “Barefoot in the Park”, “Hello Dolly!”, “Camelot, and “42nd Street”, among many others. Included in the motion pictures in which he can be seen are “Tales of Poe”(2013), “Against the Wind” (in which he portrays the American President), “An Affirmative Act”, “BearCity”, “The Gentleman”, “Three Long Years”, “Beyond the Facade”, “A Tale About Bootlegging”, “My Guaranteed Student Loan”, “Violet Tendencies” and “Can’t Stop the Music”. He appears in various documentaries such as HBO’s “The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, the History Channel’s “’70’s FEVER!”, BBC4’s “The Joy of Disco”, “Roxy: The Last Dance”, “When Ocean Meets Sky”, “Disco: Spinning the Story”, VH-1’s RockDoc “NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell”, “The Godfather of Disco”, “Behind the Music”, VH1’s “Sex: The Revolution” and others as narrator and interview subject. He is featured in the 2009 season of HBO’s hit comedy series, “Flight of the Conchords” directed by Oscar winner Michel Gondry. And for the first time, he creates a new character in the popular video game, POSTAL 3, debuting in 2012. He has been featured on the covers and in the pages of countless magazines and publications around the globe in every language including RollingStone, People, TIME, GQ, Vanity Fair, US, Paris Match, The New York Post and The New York Times. Along with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Roy Rogers, Randy Jones was listed as one of the Great Pop Culture Cowboys by Entertainment Weekly in honor of National Cowboy Day July 26. He is featured in SWINDLE Magazine as one of the ICONS of 2008 as well as the 35th Anniversary of PLAYGIRL Magazine. He is the co-author of “Macho Man”, a new book published by Greenwood/Prager/ABC/Clio Publishers.
ABOUT WILL GREGA
Will Grega is a software developer and consultant in financial technology. His 25-year career includes work for Morgan Stanley, Standard & Poor’s, Bloomberg LP, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he is currently a Vice President in Global Risk Technology. Will attended the University of Southern California and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a martial arts enthusiast and is honored to have once been pranked by Bill Murray.