Band performed very well. However, leading up to the event, communication with the band was very poor. After the band committed to our event and deposit was received, I left several messages for a reply that we were still on for my event. It took a week and a half. Furthermore, the original drummer was committed to performing the day after my event. The band leader had the gull to ask me to pay for a flight to get him to that other event. When I told him no, he implied that my show would be less the their best. I suggested that the other event pay for his transportation. That it was not MY responsibility to fly him to an event that was not for me. Then he asked that I pay for a ticket from Denver to my event, so they could trade it in for the drummer to fly to the other event. I said no, and asked for a back-up drummer. I will never recommend this band to any other meeting planner. EVER!
Wedding ... That one word speaks volumes, doesn't it? What could be a more special, 'special event' than your Wedding? Band of Gold was created especially for the purpose of playing music for Weddings. Even today, 90 percent of our business is still Weddings. We're proud of that and we love being able to play a part in that most singular of Special Occasions. Please include a note with your request, to contact me directly, Dale Brandt, to discuss the details of your Wedding Ceremony or Reception. You won't be disappointed!
From the 'First Dance' through the dinner music, to the cake cutting and dancing the night away with family and closest friends, Band of Gold leads the competition in tasteful, elegant and exciting Wedding Entertainment.
Your wedding is all about You! The Bride is the Star
of the Show. Sorry Gents! Yes, you get to be 'King for
a Day' but the Queen RULES on this day, so
graciously accept being at her side and be her 'Best
Supporting Actor.' It's a tough role but we're sure
you can handle it.
The Bride has a very tough job coordinating EVERYTHING for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Making your job easy when it comes to the
entertainment is what Band of Gold is all about.
Why choose Band of Gold? Well, for a number of reasons:
One: We have fabulous performers. Our Bios are available on request.
Two: We're here to entertain and make sure you and your guests have a wonderful time. Let us know about your favorite songs well in advance. Chances are we already know them. And if not, we can learn them.
Three: Providing music for Weddings is our primary business; not a hobby. Band of Gold was started for the expressed purpose of playing music for Weddings over 10 years ago. And we've been going strong ever since.
Four: All music is performed LIVE on stage, by the musicians on stage. Band of Gold does NOT use 'music sampling' 'prerecorded music' 'tracks' 'Band in a Box' or any other music emulator, as is so common today. When Band of Gold performs, you are hearing the actual musicians themselves.
Five: We can learn any music you wish to have played at your Wedding Ceremony, or at the Reception.
Six: We can also be your 'Master of Ceremonies' and conduct everyone through the events of your Reception so that everything goes smoothly.
We've made a lot of people very happy over the past 10 years or so. References are available on request.
The Entertainment is an essential part of your Reception, so make sure not to skimp in this area. You wouldn't hire your next door neighbor (you know; the one that grills those great hamburgers in the
summer?) to cater the event; so why would you hire amateurs to play the music? Band of Gold has done hundreds of Weddings and we know just how to make yours come out great! Ninety percent of our business is Wedding Receptions and in fact Band of Gold was formed especially to play music just for Weddings.
We like our job! What could be a better job than to stand in front of a room full of happy people and play beautiful love songs, ballads, and dance music? We can't think of one!
A great story that illustrates the power of some of these ballads is the from the swing-era classic 'The Way You Look Tonight' by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern: This classic was originally sung by Fred Astaire to Ginger Rogers in a comic situation in the film 'Swing Time'; it won Dorothy and Jerome Kern the Best Song Oscar in 1936. Since then it's become one of the most beloved romantic songs of all time with numerous performers naming it as their personal favourite love song. Kern's contribution is of course a major part of this. Dorothy Fields said 'The first time Jerry played that melody for me I had to leave the room because I started to cry... I couldn't stop, it was so beautiful.'
Dorothy Fields created a lyric of such perfect tenderness that it touches the listener every time words such as the following are heard:
Someday, when I'm awfully low,
When the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight.
Robert Cushman wrote a wonderful essay about the song. Here's how he describes the continuation of the lyric after the first verse above:
'Then comes the masterstroke. 'Oh, but you're lovely ...'. That 'oh, but', deftly fitted by Fields to Kern's pick-up notes, forestalls any chance of the second eight bars being mere repetition. Disarmingly conversational, it also suggests uncertainty, inability to find words, a sense of how-could-you-be-so-lovely, and of 'lovely', though conventional (and more or less patented by Kern's contemporary; Irving Berlin), being the only possible word.'
There's lots more where this stuff came from folks. We'd love to play it for you.
For more information on how Band of Gold can make Your Wedding and Wedding Reception a fabulous Once-in-a-Lifetime experience, just fill out the no-obligation form below.
If you wish, you can book us on-line right here on the Gigmasters site. You can even pay online through Gigmasters. What a wonderful company! It doesn't get any easier than that, does it? And the music
doesn't get any better than Band of Gold!
Congratulations and Best Wishes from Band of Gold!
**Band of Gold comes complete with Sound System; Lights; and plenty of CD's to spin on the breaks! AND, our Professional Announcers can help coordinate all of the activities you have planned for your Party or Wedding Reception.
Don't take a chance on the Entertainment letting your Big Day fizzle! Band of Gold has been entertaining at Weddings for over 10 years. We can keep the mood cozy and mellow for dinner... or get people up and dancing for the party! We work hard so you and your Guests can play!
Making everything perfect for that Perfect Day can be a daunting task at times. Let us help. Band of Gold has been providing wonderful Live Music for Weddings and Wedding Receptions for over 10 years. We've done literally hundreds of Weddings. We know what it takes to make it work. Just ask.
EXPERIENCE the Thrill and Excitement of LIVE MUSIC!!!
Recent Band of Gold Gigs:
March 16, 2002 The South Forty, Elbert Colorado
April 20, 2002 The South Forty, Elbert Colorado
June 22, 2002 Wedding Longmont Colorado
July 5, 2002 Elbert Colorado Party
July 26, 2002 Eagle Trace Country Club, Party
August 10, 2002 The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Wedding
Sept 14, 2002 The South Forty, Elbert Colorado Birthday Party
Oct 26, 2002 Elbert Feed and Hardware Annual Party
Nov 2, 2002 The South Forty, Elbert Colorado
Nov 9, 2002 The Boulderado Hotel Wedding
Nov 23, 2002 The County Seat Saloon, Kiowa Colorado
Dec 7, 2002 Sun Microsystems Christmas Party
March 10 2003 Castle Rock Fire Department Open House
April 29, 2003 Wedding, Castle Rock, Colorado
May 3, 2003 The South Forty, Elbert Alumni Party, Elbert Colorado
May 9, 2003 Wedding, Longmont Colorado
May 10, 2003 The Taste of Castle Rock
June 1, 2003 Private Party, Elizabeth Colorado
June 7, 2003 Allens Park Colorado, Wedding
June 19, 2003 The Castle Rock Bank, Customer Appreciation Party
June 21, The South Forty, Elbert Colorado
June 27, 2003 The Cottonwood Club, Fort Collins, Private Party
July 3, 2003 Breckenridge, Colorado, Wedding
July 4, 2003 Private Party, Elbert Colorado
July 5, 2003 Bev's Kitchen Bennett Colorado
July 13, 2003 Denver Colorado, Private Party with Thomas Rogers
July 19, 2003 Private Party Elizabeth, Colorado
July 25, 2003 I&I cafe Nederland, Colorado with Thomas Rogers
August 8, 2003 Crested Butte, Colorado wedding
August 30 2003 Boulder Reservoir Party
Sept 4 2003 Pueblo Colorado Private Party with Thomas Rogers
Sept 11 2003 Famous Door, Glendale, Colorado with Thomas Rogers
Sept 13 2003 Parker Colorado, wedding
Sept 20 2003 Rapid City South Dakota wedding
Sept 26 2003 Lyons, Colorado wedding
Oct 4 2003 Bev's Kitchen, Bennett Colorado
Oct 11 2003 Glenn Eyrie Castle, Colorado Springs wedding
Nov 22, 2003 Plum Creek Country Club
December 13 2003 The Pinnacle Club, Denver, Co
December 20 2003 The Radission Hotel, Christmas Party
December 31 2003 Private Party, Denver Colorado
Feb 11 2004 Private Party Elbert Colorado
March 2 2004 Cricket on the Hill, Denver Colorado with Thomas Rogers
March 3 2004 The Little Bear, Evergreen Colorado
March 31 2004 Private Party with Thomas Rogers
April 18, 2004 Private Party with Thomas Rogers
May 1 2004 Wedding, Gennesee Colorado
May 7 2004 Bowl-ero Lakewood, Colorado, Private Party
May 29 2004 Boulder Colorado, Private Party with Thomas Rogers
June 12 2004 Denver Colorado, Private Party with Thomas Rogers
June 18 2004 Arvada Colorado, Private Party with Thomas Rogers
June 25, 2004 Grand Lake Colorado, Wedding
June 26 2004 Casper Wyoming, Wedding
July 3 2004 Wedding, Denver Colorado
July 9, 2004 Arvada Colorado, Private Party with Thomas Rogers
July 10, 2004 Nederland Colorado, Private Party with Thomas Rogers
July 16 2004 Wedding, Colorado Springs
July 24 2004 The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park Colorado, Wedding
July 31 2004 Edwards Colorado, Wedding
August 14 2004 Scottsbluff Nebraska, Vietnam Veterans Reunion
August 24 2004 Hyatt Regency, Denver Colorado, Private Party
August 31 2004 The Little Bear, Evergreen CO, with Thomas Rogers
Sept 4, 2004 Estes Park Colorado, Wedding
Sept 14 2004 Lakewood, Colorado, Private Party with Thomas Rogers
October 8 2004 Colorado Springs, Wedding
November 6 2004 Glendale Chamber of Commerce Party
November 12 2004 Private Party with Thomas Rogers
November 13 2004 Hyatt Regency Wedding Anniversary
November 26 2004, The Buffalo Rose w/ Thomas Rogers
December 3, 2004 Lamar Colorado, Holiday Party
December 11, 2004 Mariott Denver, Holiday Party
December 20, 2004 Private Holiday Party, Denver
December 31, 2004 New Year's Party, Denver
January 7, 2005 Wedding, Colorado Springs
January 15, 2005 Circle J Futurity Stud Service Fee Auction
February 5, 2005 Wedding, Denver
February 26, 2005 with Thomas Rogers at the Pioneer Inn in Nederland
March 5, 2005 Wedding, Denver
March 26, 2005 Wedding, Denver
April 2, 2005 The Wyndham Hotel; Wedding
April 16, 2005 The prestigious Stanley Hotel; Wedding
April 18, 2005 Wedding, Denver
April 20, 2005 Wedding, Denver
April 30, 2005 Wedding, Denver
May 5, 2005 Wedding, Denver
May 6, 2005 Wedding, Denver
May 7 2005 Wedding, Denver
May 14 2005 Wedding, Denver
May 21 2005 Wedding, Denver
May 29, 2005 Wedding, Laramie, Wyoming
June 4, 2005 Wedding, Denver
June 11, 2005 Wedding, Denver
June 18, 2005 Wedding, Denver
June 23, 2005 Wedding, Denver
June 24, 2005 Wedding, Denver
June 25, 2005 Wedding, Denver
June 30, 2005 Community Event, Buckley AFB
July 5, 2005 Wedding, Denver
July 23, 2005 Wedding, Denver
July 29, 2005 Wedding, Denver
July 30, 2005 Wedding Reception for Joei Vogt, ne: 'Wheelis' Rapid City, South Dakota (don't forget to look at the nice card she sent us and read 'The Elephant in the Room.' Thank you!)
August 6, 2005 Wedding, Wyoming
August 11, 2005 Wedding, Denver
August 12, 2005 Wedding, Denver
August 17, 2005 Wedding, Denver
August 20, 2005 Wedding, Denver
August 27, 2005 Wedding, Denver
August 28, 2005 Wedding, Denver
September 2, 2005 Wedding, Denver
September 3, 2005 Wedding, Denver
September 4, 2005 Wedding, Beaver Meadows
September 9, 2005 Wedding, Denver
September 10, 2005 Wedding, Denver
September 17, 2005 Wedding, Denver
September 18, 2005 Private Party, Denver
September 24, 2005 Wedding, Denver
October 1, 2005 Wedding, Manitu Springs
October 14, 2005 Wedding, Denver
October 15, 2005 Wedding, Denver
November 19, 2005 Wedding, Denver
December 31, 2005 New Years Party, Scotts Bluff Nebraska