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NastyBoy
05-26-2006, 12:37 AM
Here our big chance to see "Rock Star" in concert... sounds like it could be a fun time.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20060525&content_id=1472096&vkey=pr_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin

RedLegSuperStar
05-26-2006, 10:48 AM
Rich's wife too.. Man this is a headliner you can't miss!

oneupper
05-26-2006, 10:56 AM
Unlike Mercker, looks like Rich has a "young" wife:

http://www.raquelaurilia.com

RedLegSuperStar
05-26-2006, 10:58 AM
Unlike Mercker, looks like Rich has a "young" wife:

http://www.raquelaurilia.com

I'd like to "Pinch Her Roast Beef Flavored Cheeks" for sure!

RANDY IN INDY
05-26-2006, 11:27 AM
Unlike Mercker, looks like Rich has a "young" wife:

http://www.raquelaurilia.com

What's Mercker's wife look like?

TeamBoone
05-26-2006, 11:31 AM
Arroyo, Raquel Aurilia concert

CINCINNATI (May 26, 2006) – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo and Raquel Aurilia, wife of Reds infielder Rich Aurilia, will perform a benefit concert on Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Madison Theatre in Covington, Kentucky, 728 Madison Avenue. The event, sponsored by Cincinnati Bell, will also feature local band Screaming Mimes.

Tickets at $25 per person can be purchased beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 30 through the Reds Community Fund at (513) 765-7042 or online at www.reds.com. A limited number of VIP passes will be available for $150. The VIP passes include seating, food and beverage and the opportunity to watch the concert with Reds players. The 100 VIP passes will only be available by auction beginning May 30 at www.reds.com with a minimum bid of $150. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Reds Community Fund and its baseball-themed outreach programs.

Reds players scheduled to attend the concert include Rich Aurilia, Adam Dunn, Edwin Encarnacion, Scott Hatteberg, Austin Kearns, Jason LaRue, Felipe Lopez and Kent Mercker.

“The benefit concert with Bronson and Raquel will give fans an opportunity to hear great music while supporting the Reds Community Fund and its baseball-themed outreach programs,” said Charley Frank, executive director of the Reds Community Fund. “We are thrilled to have the support of Bronson, Raquel and the team to offer this unique experience.”

About Bronson Arroyo

Born in Key West, Florida and raised in Tampa, Florida, Bronson Arroyo came from a musical and sports family. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1995, Arroyo was later acquired by the Boston Red Sox in 2003. After the 2004 World Series won by the Red Sox, Arroyo teamed up with music producer Loren Harriet and music executive Lou Mann to create a 12-song album, “Covering the Bases,” featuring cover songs Arroyo would play for his teammates. Arroyo is in his first season with the Reds and leads the National League in ERA.

About Raquel Aurilia

Raquel Aurilia, wife of Reds player Rich Aurilia, has always had a passion for music. Through the years, she has continued to pursue this passion and nurture her talent. Now she is living out her dream with the re-release of her debut album “Finding My Way” featuring four additional songs. For the past few years she has raised more than $30,000 for the Greater Bay Area Make-a-Wish Foundation by running in marathons around the country. Additionally, a portion of her on-line CD sales continues to support the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation.

About the Reds Community Fund

The Reds Community Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of youth in the Tri-State by leveraging the tradition of the Cincinnati Reds and the game of baseball.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Reds Community Fund and its signature program, the Reds Rookie Success League.
http://www.wkrc.com/sports/local/story.aspx?content_id=CDB1892A-22F4-4B82-B024-4D7450D88B48

sdwagers
05-26-2006, 11:38 AM
Love that Dirty Water.... he needs to remake a Cincy version.

thanks for the info.

oneupper
05-26-2006, 11:44 AM
What's Mercker's wife look like?

Dunno...but Merck made a crack about his being old and having an "'old"' wife.

TeamBoone
06-16-2006, 02:18 PM
Hey! Did anybody from here go?

If you go here (http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=CINCI), you'll find links to audio clips and photos.


06/16/2006

Arroyo steals show at benefit concert
Right-hander joins Aurilia, local band for charity
By William S. Hupp / MLB.com

COVINGTON, Ky. -- The hair. It's all about the hair: long, blonde, "rock-star sexy," as one admiring female put it.
It's that hair on Bronson Arroyo's head that had cameras flashing and girls screaming as the Reds pitcher took the stage in his inaugural concert in Cincinnati.

Arroyo, along with Raquel Aurilia and local band Screaming Mimes, rocked out at a benefit concert in front of 700 fans on Thursday night at the Madison Theatre.

The sold-out show benefited the Reds Community Fund.

"[It was] very cool," Arroyo said of the experience. "Great crowd ... I couldn't have asked for anything better."

Fans listened politely to the first two acts, the Screaming Mimes, and Aurilia, wife of Reds infielder Rich Aurilia, respectively.

The Mimes are comprised of four employees of the Reds video/audio production crew. Their music was all original pieces and reminded some of Bare Naked Ladies.

Raquel Aurilia flew in from L.A. to perform at the show, belting out some of her hits from her debut album, "Finding My Way."

But the spotlight shone brightest on Arroyo, literally and figuratively.

Teammates and fans alike were curious to hear his musical talents, and all eyes were on the headline act as he took the stage. Wearing a dark gray T-shirt and jeans, Arroyo bore the casual look of a veteran rocker.

He looked at ease in front of the frenzied throng, grabbed the mike, and showed the Cincinnati area exactly why this concert was so highly anticipated.

Arroyo, who played guitar and sang as the lead of the seven-piece ensemble, pleased the crowd with mostly hard-rock cover songs, such as "Black" from Pearl Jam, and "Wonderwall" by Oasis, and even combined with Raquel Aurilia for a song.

Arroyo's vocals had a soulful, harder quality to them. The use of a saxophone in most of the songs gave the rock music a jazzier quality.

Sometimes, the crowd sang along. When the music died down, whistles, cat-calls and screams of adoring women filled the air.

Overall, it was quite a reception for the new kid on the block.

"I had a blast," Arroyo said. "You never know what you're going to get coming to a new city, [but] it was a great experience."

As for his status as the new teen heartthrob in town, Arroyo just shook his head and laughed, refusing to take the bait.

His focus remains crystal clear. As Arroyo said, with a laugh: "I'm just trying to win ballgames."

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060616&content_id=1508188&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin



Friday, June 16, 2006

Arroyo a big hit in concert
TABARI MCCOY | CIN WEEKLY

Since arriving via trade this spring, pitcher Bronson Arroyo has proven to be surprisingly apt on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds.

Thursday, in front of a capacity crowd at the Madison Theater in Covington, Arroyo showed his other aptitude.

An emphatic pro-Reds crowd cheered all through the evening Thursday at "Perfect Pitch," a benefit concert for the Reds' Community Fund, which featured Arroyo performing his other love away from baseball: music.

Emceed by WXIX-TV (Channel 19) meteorologist Paul Horton, the show opened with a performance by local pop rock quartet the Screaming Mimes, all of whom are Reds' stadium employees by day.

Raquel Aurilia, wife of Reds infielder Rich Aurilia, followed a well-received 40 minute-plus set before turning the stage over to Arroyo.

Displaying a confident yet inviting swagger, Arroyo rocked the crowd with song after song from his 2005 debut CD "Covering the Bases." The set also featured an impromptu visit by Reds shortstop Felipe Lopez, who joined Arroyo for a brief sing-a-long before turning the spotlight back to the featured performer for the evening.

A number of Reds celebrities including George Foster, David Ross and Ryan Freel also appeared to rally the crowd, many of whom vocally confirmed they would be at Great American Ball Park this weekend.

Visibly exhausted as he prepared to sign autographs at the end of the night, Arroyo was satisfied with his performance and the crowd's overwhelmingly positive response to it.

"It was awesome, man, for the first time playing here in Cincinnati. You never know what to expect in a new town and the vibe was awesome and the crowd was into it singing along with the songs," Arroyo said.

"We might try to pull something like this off a couple more times toward the end of the season and as long as people keep digging it, I'll keep doing it."

http://cinweekly.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060616/ENT03/60616001/-1/rsst1

indy_dave00
06-16-2006, 02:50 PM
Having listened to Bronson Arroyo's cd , he is not a bad cover song performer. Even odder to me is the fact Peter Gammons ,yes that Peter Gammons is an accomplished guitarist and is releasing a cd ,which Bronson does back up on a couple songs.

dabvu2498
06-16-2006, 02:53 PM
Having listened to Bronson Arroyo's cd , he is not a bad cover song performer. Even odder to me is the fact Peter Gammons ,yes that Peter Gammons is an accomplished guitarist and is releasing a cd ,which Bronson does back up on a couple songs.
Peter Gammons' knowledge of baseball falls well short of his knowledge of rock-and-roll. I believe he gave a career in music a real shot in his early days of working at the Globe.

realreds1
06-16-2006, 03:26 PM
Agh. I'd prefer baseballers and rockers stay very distant.


Raquel Aurilia flew in from L.A. to perform at the show, belting out some of her hits from her debut album, "Finding My Way."

What hits?

Matt700wlw
06-16-2006, 03:29 PM
Having listened to Bronson Arroyo's cd , he is not a bad cover song performer. Even odder to me is the fact Peter Gammons ,yes that Peter Gammons is an accomplished guitarist and is releasing a cd ,which Bronson does back up on a couple songs.

Jammin' with Gammons.

Falls City Beer
06-16-2006, 03:32 PM
Agh. I'd prefer baseballers and rockers stay very distant.



What hits?

I thought the same about the Rock n Wrestling Connection--that is, until I heard "Girls in Cars" by Rick Martel and Tito Santana.

Roy Tucker
06-16-2006, 03:58 PM
Emceed by WXIX-TV (Channel 19) meteorologist Paul Horton...
No Rich Apuzzo or Valerie Abati?

Redsland
06-16-2006, 04:08 PM
Jammin' with Gammons.
Jammin' With Gammons

Track 1: I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Track 2: More Than a Feeling
Track 3: Imagine
Track 4: Call Me
Track 5: Careless Whisper
Track 6: That'll Be the Day
Track 7: I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
Track 8: Tempted
Track 9: What's Goin' On?
Track 10: Blowin' in the Wind

:)

TeamBoone
06-16-2006, 07:13 PM
Agh. I'd prefer baseballers and rockers stay very distant.


It's just his hobby, and he enjoys it. What's the harm?




No Rich Apuzzo or Valerie Abati?

Nope, Paul always does this stuff. I'd absolutely love to have this guy's job.

savafan
06-16-2006, 07:24 PM
I find that I like some of Bronson's covers better than the original songs...

Also, those songs he covered on his album are some of the same songs I was listening to in college, so it kinda takes me back when I listen to it.

bucknutdet
06-16-2006, 10:35 PM
While on vacation in Jamacia, I met a guy from Boston. He said, with a laugh, that while Arroyo was a good pitcher, the reason he was traded from Boston was the everybody there got tired of having to listen to him sing. :doh: :)

bucknutdet
06-16-2006, 10:38 PM
LOL, Freel was there, of course, there was a party going on.

Jr's Boy
06-17-2006, 11:49 AM
I wonder what song Felo came out there and sang with Arroyo?

KittyDuran
06-17-2006, 02:25 PM
Jammin' With Gammons

Track 1: I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Track 2: More Than a Feeling
Track 3: Imagine
Track 4: Call Me
Track 5: Careless Whisper
Track 6: That'll Be the Day
Track 7: I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
Track 8: Tempted
Track 9: What's Goin' On?
Track 10: Blowin' in the Wind

;)
Track 11: Lies
Track 12: Hell Bent For Leather
Track 13: Jimmy Mack

:laugh:

Redsland
06-17-2006, 02:31 PM
:thumbup: :beerme: :laugh:

Matt700wlw
06-17-2006, 02:34 PM
Unlike Mercker, looks like Rich has a "young" wife:

http://www.raquelaurilia.com


And hot.

BuckeyeRedleg
06-17-2006, 02:42 PM
What's Mercker's wife look like?


I went to HS with Kent and Julie and she is a very beautiful woman.

Prettier than Mrs. Aurilia. Trust me.

And as far as the "old" comment? Julie is only 34. Kent was just being funny.

savafan
06-20-2006, 02:11 AM
http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/baseball/images/060619arroyo-sing.jpg

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/baseball/20060619-1252-bbn-arroyoonstage.html

By Joe Kay
ASSOCIATED PRESS

12:52 p.m. June 19, 2006

CINCINNATI – The sweaty crowd is on its feet. Bronson Arroyo is deep in concentration as he swivels his head and shoots a glance over his right shoulder.

Checking a baserunner? Nope.

The Cincinnati Reds pitcher is checking with his saxophone player. On this night, he has traded the mound for another sort of stage.

Bathed in red and yellow spotlights in an old theater, Arroyo and a group of musicians from Los Angeles and Boston are putting on a benefit concert for the Reds' community fund. A self-taught acoustic guitar player with a pleasant baritone is the main attraction.

A lot of entertainers like to hang out with players, dreaming of digging in and taking a few cuts against the game's best. A lot of athletes like to hang around entertainers, daydreaming about what it's like to take center stage.

Arroyo is that rare crossover – he does both.

“I'm not a great guitar player, but I can strum the chords, I can keep a beat and hopefully I'm singing on key,” Arroyo said before a game last weekend. “There's a lot of guys who play the guitar a little bit, there's a lot of guys who sing. But there's not many guys who can sit on a stage in front of a thousand people with an acoustic guitar and entertain for an hour.”

There's no boast in his tone. The 29-year-old pitcher is well aware of his stage limitations – he's never had a music lesson, never had a coach to help him expand his vocal range. Music is a hobby, one that taps into a different part of his creativity and challenges him in a way that pitching cannot.

Think it's tough facing Albert Pujols? Try looking into the eyes of fans who have paid money to be entertained.

“I don't necessarily need the feedback from the fans in the stadium because I'm so locked in on the baseball game,” Arroyo said. “When you're playing the music, you're not just locked into the music. You want to get everyone's reaction and see if they enjoy it.

“I'm more nervous musically. I want the approval of the crowd. In baseball, you don't necessarily need the approval of the crowd. You need to get outs.”

The lanky pitcher has gotten plenty of those since he came to the Reds in a spring training trade with Boston, where his musical career got its start after the Red Sox won the World Series two years ago.

He released a CD in July 2005 titled “Covering the Bases,” a collection of tunes from groups such as Pearl Jam and the Goo Goo Dolls. It became a hit in New England, and he gave about a dozen performances.

Arroyo never had much involvement with music. His grandmother – a violin, cello and piano teacher – tried to get him to take up the violin at age 4. He hated it.

He listened to his father's music – the Beatles, the Mamas and the Papas – while lifting weights with him. Arroyo liked it, but it never moved his soul. It wasn't until he heard Pearl Jam while in high school that his interest stirred.

Arroyo won 15 games for Double-A Altoona in 1999, and spent time listening to the clubhouse manager play his guitar. The team's assistant general manager noticed his interest and gave him an old Yamaha.

The strings of the guitar fit his hand as comfortably as the seams of a baseball. Soon, he was singing for teammates and friends. The guitar went with him everywhere, and got a workout every day.

Something about performing attracts athletes, just as something about the games intrigues entertainers.

“We think that standing on a stage and playing for 30,000 people in an arena and singing is just the most unbelievable thing you could ever imagine,” Arroyo said.

“And (Pearl Jam's) Eddie Vedder sits in the stands at Wrigley Field and says, 'Man, if I could just stand on the mound, or stand at the plate and have an at-bat, that would be the greatest thing.'”

Arroyo, who is 8-3 this year with a 2.51 ERA, finds the stage a much tougher venue. Performers have to connect with the audience, letting some of their soul show. By contrast, athletes are trained to keep their emotions in check.

Writing songs is another matter. Arroyo's life and career have been so good there's not much angst to tap.

“I have nothing to complain about,” he said. “So it's like I'm trying to write a Pearl Jam song and it keeps coming out Jimmy Buffett.”

He would like to do more performances, but that depends upon the public demand.

“I know I'm always going to do something in music, even if it's sitting with 25 people in my hometown and strumming a guitar,” he said. “It's the only thing I've ever had in my life that I can't put down.”

Jpup
06-20-2006, 07:23 AM
“It's the only thing I've ever had in my life that I can't put down.”

there is a joke there somewhere. :evil:

indyred
06-23-2006, 09:12 PM
Isn't this kinda of a Reds suck up to Arroyo.......Promote a concert of his on a rare off day......Wonder what the front office really thought of this idea......I remember the Timberwolves player Troy Hudson did the exact same bit......did a concert during the season and the coach and gm (McHale) were livid behind the scenes about him doing this....

savafan
06-23-2006, 09:40 PM
I remember the Timberwolves player Troy Hudson did the exact same bit......did a concert during the season and the coach and gm (McHale) were livid behind the scenes about him doing this....

Why? I can't remember anyone ever getting injured for playing guitar without wearing a helmet.

RedFanAlways1966
06-23-2006, 09:48 PM
Why? I can't remember anyone ever getting injured for playing guitar without wearing a helmet.

Especially if you are surrounded by chicken-wire... ask the Blues Brothers. :)

BTW... Bronson's picture was in the latest edition of Guitar World magazine. His guitar player, Mike Landau, is a well-known studio musician and the mag had an article about modern-day studio players (hired guns). They had a pic of "Bronson and his group" (page 82 if you happen to see the magazine).

TeamBoone
06-23-2006, 11:33 PM
Isn't this kinda of a Reds suck up to Arroyo.......Promote a concert of his on a rare off day......Wonder what the front office really thought of this idea......I remember the Timberwolves player Troy Hudson did the exact same bit......did a concert during the season and the coach and gm (McHale) were livid behind the scenes about him doing this....

Rich Aurilia's wife was also on the playbill. Many team members chose to attend, even on a rare day off.

I highly doubt the front office resents it, even a little bit... the concert raised $35,000 for the Reds Community Fund. They're already talking about one or two more.

PS - why was the Timberwolves brass upset? Obviously, Hudson didn't do anything to endanger himself or others and what he does on his own time is his business as long as it isn't illegal or demeaning his team.

indyred
06-24-2006, 12:54 AM
Rich Aurilia's wife was also on the playbill. Many team members chose to attend, even on a rare day off.

I highly doubt the front office resents it, even a little bit... the concert raised $35,000 for the Reds Community Fund. They're already talking about one or two more.

PS - why was the Timberwolves brass upset? Obviously, Hudson didn't do anything to endanger himself or others and what he does on his own time is his business as long as it isn't illegal or demeaning his team.
McHale thought that stuff was for the off season. Didn't help that Hudson ended up playing terrible. The coach (Flip at the time) hinted at Hudson being more worried about his upcoming show than the games right around it. I don't have a problem with it.

NastyBoy
08-01-2006, 06:02 PM
Bump...

Bronson Arroyo playing a concert sunday at the southgate house in newport.

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060801/ENT/608010306/1025