Batavia Downs Presents: Eddie Money
Batavia Downs Gaming Presents Eddie Money
The A List, In the Mix, Wanted by The FBI
8315 Park Road
Batavia, NY, 14020
Doors 4:00 PM / Show 5:30 PM
Watch & Listen
Eddie Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney on March 21, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York. Although he dreamed of being a musician, after high school, Eddie decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a police officer.
In 1968, after serving as a New York City Police Officer for two years, Money put his law enforcement career on hold to pursue music. He moved to Berkeley, California and began performing at local clubs. Then, in 1976, after changing his surname from Mahoney to Money, Eddie’s fate changed when he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham while performing at one of Graham’s events. The two quickly became close, with Graham serving as both a mentor and manager to Money. Said Graham of Money, “Eddie Money has it all…not only can he sing, write and play, but he is a natural performer.”
After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.”
These days, Money continues to delight new and old fans alike at venues throughout the country. Having opened the summer concert season at the famous DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit for nearly 20 years, Money draws fans from all over who are eager to see the legendary musician. Ask any concert attendee and they’ll tell you he retains his signature style and performs with the same passion today as he did more than 30 years ago.
In September of 2016 Eddie Money appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Where are they Now”, highlighting his career and TV show (in-production) focusing on his family life. Eddie will perform as part of iHeart Radio’s “iHeart80’s” concert taking place in San Jose, CA in January 2017. Last year’s live show included 13,000 attendees, 642 million social media impressions and was promoted in a nationwide campaign across 250+mainstream AC, HOT AC, CHR and Classic Hits Stations as well as a TV broadcast by AT&T Entertainment.
The A List
The A-List Band is comprised of 6 seasoned musicians. featuring Tom Gariano ( Lead Vocal ) Craig McDonell ( Guitar and Vocals ) Tony Nastasi ( Sax and Vocals ) Tom Ryan (BMHOF and Weekend, Brother 2 Brother on Drums ) Chris Capilupi (Bass) Chris Marziale( Keyboards ,Horns,Vocals) The A-List Band is from Niagara Falls, NY
In the Mix
In the Mix is a high energy band that plays a wide variety of music.
- Carrie Ann Faticone-Ferrara, lead vocal.
- Rick Ventura, bass guitar and backup vocals.
- Tim Weeks, keyboard and backup vocals.
- Ken Mims, lead and rhythm guitar
- Mike DiGrazio, percussionist and backup vocals.
Wanted by The FBI
Wanted by the FBI is a Rockin’ Blues band based in Lockport, New York. The
three members of the current line-up have been playing together extensively for the
past 25 years and were all members of the award winning (1988 Best Classic Rock
Band) Buffalo based band Kixx, which played throughout Western New York and
Pennsylvania during the late 80's and early 90's.
From 1986 till 1992, Kixx gained popularity performing extensively until their
drummer moved to Virginia to pursue a career in Engineering. Shortly after, the
remaining members needed a break and the group disbanded. For several years ,
Phil and Brian experimented with various types of music and played in other bands
until Phil established Wanted By The FBI in 2001. The band consisted of Phil and 3
new musicians and the band performed at small clubs and local events for several
years in the Buffalo area. The band underwent multiple personnel changes over the
years until 2007 when founding members of Kixx , Phil, Brian and Joe reunited and
Wanted By The FBI was reborn as a trio. With two CDs released in 2007 and one
DVD in 2008, their music is now played in 127 different countries. In 2008, their
song, It Takes a War, off their CD by the same name, was #2 on Indie radio for the
entire year. The band has recently performed at shows such as Evolution with The
Outlaws, Molson Concert Series with Kenny Wayne Shepherd the Tralf Music Hall
with blues legends Guitar Shorty and Walter Trout. The band is scheduled to open
for Rik Emmett on July 30 and Savoy Brown on August 28. Additional information
and the schedule can be found at www.fbibluesrock.com