‘Bachelor’ Bob Guiney to play concert for Food For ThoughtWritten by Michelle Zepeda | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The former bachelor from ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” shows, host of HGTV’s “Showhouse Showdown,” contributor to “Today,” radio show host and musician, Bob Guiney is set to perform at Forrester’s on the River, March 23 at 7 p.m.
Known as “Bachelor Bob,” Guiney stole the hearts of women across the country when he was rejected by Trista Rehn (Sutter) on “The Bachelorette” in 2003.
He has enjoyed a crazy ride since being propelled into Hollywood nearly 10 years ago, but Guiney is headed to Toledo to perform music, which is his first love.
“Before I was on “The Bachelor” or anything, I signed a record deal. I was a musician and I played Toledo several times,” Guiney said.
Since starting his TV career, Detroit native Guiney has begun performing again. His longtime friend, Scott Grimes known from appearances on “ER” and as the voice of Steve Smith on FOX’s show “American Dad,” will be in concert with Guiney.
“I love playing where I am from and I can’t get home enough, so when they put together the event I was excited to be a part of it,” Guiney said.
The concert will benefit local nonprofit Food For Thought, a social justice organization dedicated to feeding the hungry with a mobile food program. The event is part of “Free from Hunger 2013,” a yearlong initiative spearheaded by Columbia Gas of Ohio, Toledo Free Press, WNWO and WNWO Moms on the Go.
Charity is important to the TV host and musician. One of the bands he is involved with, Band from TV, is made up of actors from popular TV shows and makes it a mission to give back.
“It’s been the most rewarding thing I have done because we do it all for charity. We have raised $3 million for charity during the past seven years,” Guiney said.
Guiney and Grimes have branched off from Band from TV and now tour together.
“What we do is really fun. We don’t take ourselves too seriously; we are gonna have a great time. We want people to really enjoy themselves and dance and have fun,” Guiney said. “We are a couple guys with acoustic guitars and bang out a bunch of fun songs.”