Last night I had the pleasure of photographing at Not Your Average Idol, an event put on annually by Red Sox player Kevin Youkilis and his charity, Youk’s Kids. It was an evening dedicated to raising money for children in need and included musical performances, comedy, a silent and live auction, and food tastings from some of Boston’s finest restaurants. Musician Gavin DeGraw headlined the event which was held at The State Room, a great venue with a breathtaking view of the city. Sarah Colonna and Josh Wolf of Chelsea Lately hosted the evening and appearances were made by Senator Scott Brown, soccer star Taylor Twellman, and former MLB pitcher Luis Tiant, just to name a few. Thanks to Rick Bern Photography for making this possible! I can’t wait until next year! Enjoy.
Kevin Youkilis greeting hosts Sarah Colonna and Josh Wolf.
Senator Scott Brown and his daughter Ayla Brown, who performed that evening.
Gavin DeGraw meets singers Ayla Brown and Will Dailey.
Kevin Youkilis and Gavin DeGraw sharing a laugh backstage.
Sarah Colonna, Kevin Youkilis, Gavin DeGraw & Josh Wolf.
Gavin DeGraw with singing group AHMIR.
Comedian Tony V hosting the live auction.
Gavin DeGraw signing a guitar which auctioned off for over $5,000.
Gavin DeGraw and Josh Wolf.
Singer Ayla Brown performing.
Musician Will Dailey rocked out on the harmonica.
View of the room with one of my photographs up on the big screen!
Gavin DeGraw performing his new song, “Not Over You” which hit #1 on the charts this week.
And of course, here is our team with Kevin Youkilis!