Highly Recommended Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire but travels UK wide
Gold; The ultimate function band. This international party band is made up of the highest quality professional musicians, who specialise in performing choice party tracks from the wide ranging genres of Funk, Soul, Motown, Rock, Indie, Pop and Disco. Prices: From £1320 +
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"Alive Network's service was easy to use, fast and efficient. We were truly suprised at how good the band was. The best wedding band we have experienced!"
Line up:6 piece band: lead male vocals, lead female vocals, drums, bass, lead guitar, keyboard Jazz trio: piano, bass, drums Please note:
*Due to session and touring work of all band members, Gold’s line up is picked from a regular pool of high quality professional musicians. Members featured in Gold’s promotional pictures may sometimes differ to the members who perform at your event.
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Gold: The ultimate function band. This international party band is made up of the highest quality professional musicians who specialise in performing choice party tracks from the wide ranging genres of Funk; Soul; Motown; Rock; Indie; Pop and Disco.
Gold has a wealth of experience performing at the very highest profile events including The Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth, the Bolsover Castle annual fireworks display Derbyshire (head line act to eight thousand people), The St Neots Christmas Festival and Lights Switch On (Head line act to five thousand people) and the Perno Ricard weeklong International conference in the south of France.
The versatility of the band means that they are not only ideal for corporate events but also for weddings and civil partnerships, university balls, birthday parties and barmitzfers, awards ceremonies, festivals and concerts. They have also proved to be very popular with the British Military and are engaged by the SAS, RAF and Army on their major events throughout the year.
Gold is led by Matthew Bmus (Hons) who is a former scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music London. Away from Gold Mathew along with the other members of the band enjoy a varied freelance career working at home and abroad with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Corrine Bailey Rae, The Human League, The London Philharmonic Orchestra etc in some of the countries finest concert venues as well as on television, radio and on a number of commercially available recordings.
If you need a band that will have you dancing all night & leave you shouting for more, there can be only one choice…
Gold; The Ultimate Function Band.
Option 1 Gold Party The six or eight piece band produces a truly fantastic sound and is perfect as the main evening’s entertainment for any event.
The band will perform for up to a total of two hours of live music, with mixed pre recorded music being played through the PA in the intervals of the band’s performances as standard.
Option 2 Gold Jazz The versatility of the members of Gold means that they are just as experienced performing Jazz Standards, as they are party tracks, and are able to offer the Gold Jazz option.
Dine in style whilst being entertained by the refined sounds of Gold Jazz. The Trio or Quartet is able to cover a full range of cool Jazz Standards which will add sophistication to any event.
Whether it’s a drinks reception or atmospheric music during dining, Gold Jazz are happy to meet your exact requirements in order to ensure that your event is a complete success and enjoyed by all.
Option 3 Gold Jazz & Party Package In addition to Gold Party for your main evening’s entertainment, why not take advantage of the Gold Jazz package as well. Dine in style whilst being entertained by the refined sounds of Gold Jazz. And then dance the night away whilst being entertained by Gold Party.
The Gold Jazz & Party Package has been specifically created for those clients that wish to book a suite of entertainment but who do not want to have the inconvenience of dealing with an external band and who wish to take advantage of the discounted pricing that can be offered as a result.
OTHER OPTIONS The Gold Brass Section The Gold brass section is comprised of tenor saxophone and trumpet. The superb musical arrangement’s really bring out the best in this incredibly tight section and adds another dimension to the sound of the band. Powerful playing with ripping solos are as standard.
PA Options As standard Gold uses top of the range audio equipment which is installed and operated on each engagement by our very own team. Because the band is fully engineered this ensures the perfect sound mix for each and every event.
The standard vocal rig is ideal for events up to 120 people or small function rooms, allowing competitve prices and excellent value for money.
For larger weddings and events, they can provide a top of the range 4000 watt PA system with engineer which is suitable to perform to a room of anything up to 400 guests. Larger systems are available on request to cater for any size of event.
After gaining entry to the performance area, it takes a total of 90 minutes to be fully set and ready to perform.
Lighting Options As standard Gold uses the Acme cabaret colour pro light system. This produces 4000 watts of stage lighting via 8 x 500 watt bulbs. The system allows a flood of light of numerous colours or can be programmed to move with the rhythm of the band. The equipment is very compact and so can be used in almost any space.
For larger events, we can supply a popular range of intelligent and generic lighting from manufacturers such as Avolites, Martin Professional, Clay Paky, CCT, and Thomas and complementary special effects such as smoke and haze which can greatly improve the impact of the lighting. Set up time around 120 minutes.
Previous Clients: Amgen Bank of Ireland Beresford’s Solicitors Bolsover District Council Bosch Café Royal London The Chambers of John Hand QC Dell The Dorchester London Gonville & Gains College Cambridge The Grosvenor House Hotel London Halifax I.B.M. IKEA Kings College Cambridge The Labour Party The Law Society Lincolnshire showground Hunt Ball Lloyds TSB Lowery Hotel Manchester Mint Morgan Stanley NAT WEST Orange Perno Ricard France Price Waterhouse Coopers Charted Accountants Q Hotels Repton School The Royal Bank of Scotland RSPCC SIA (Spinal injuries association) Silverstone Race Track SONY South Leicestershire College Tesco Virgin Atlantic Wilberforce Chambers
Testimonials: “The band was superb and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Please pass on our thanks to the band members on our behalf” – wedding of Charlotte and Matthew Wassall
“…they were great and thoroughly lived up to their billing as being a top good time band. They were wonderfully professional yet also seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as the guests and we have heard nothing but praise from our friends and family for their performance…” – wedding of Nicola and Paul Crayford
“… I write to thank you [Gold] for your performance on Saturday. You exceeded our expectations and really made our night. We had many complimentary comments from our guests about you and everyone certainly enjoyed themselves. Please pass on my regards to the other members of Gold.” – Mr M Woodward
Gold's Set List / Repertoire
New! Christmas Repertoire! All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey I wish it could be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard Last Christmas – Wham Step Into Christmas - Elton John Rockin Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee Fairy Tale Of New York- The Pogues Merry Christmas Everybody- Slade
Pop & Rock All Night Long - Lionel Richie Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Cant take my eyes off of you - Frankie Valli Hey Jude - The Beatles Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones Jail House Rock - Elvis Long Train Running - The Dooby Brothers Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner Oh What A Night - Frankie Vallie Relight My Fire - Take That & Lulu Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard Twist And Shout - The Beatles You Cant Hurry Love - Diana Ross Lady Marmalade - Pattie Belle
Indie & Modern Angels - Robbie Williams Clocks - Coldplay Come As You Are - Beverley Knight Crazy Chick - Charlotte Church Forget You - Cee Lo Green Girls And Boys - Blur Going Underground - The Jam Golden Touch - Razorlight Mercy - Duffy No Tomorrow - Orson Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs Somebody Told Me - The Killers Somewhere Only We Know - Keane Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand This Love - Maroon 5 Town Called Malice - The Jam Valerie - Amy Winehouse You Had Me - Joss Stone
Disco & Funk Ain’t No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead Car Wash - Rose Royce Celebration - Kool in the Gang Disco Inferno - The Tramps Get Down On It - Kool & the Gang Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band I will Survive - Gloria Gaynor Im Coming Out - Diana Ross Le Freak - Chic Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherries Streetlife - Crusaders That’s The Way I Like It - KC & The Sunshine Band Upside Down - Diana Ross We Are Family - Sister Sledge Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Station
Soul & Motown Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin Baby Love - Diana Ross Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Gimmie Some Lovin - Blues Brothers Hold On Im Coming - Blues Brothers I Feel Good - James Brown In The Midnight Hour - Commitments Mustang Sally - Commitments No Where To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Reach Out ill Be There - 4 Tops Rescue Me - Fontella Bass Respect - Aretha Franklin Shake A Tail Feather - Blues Brothers Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder Soul Man - Blues Brothers Superstition - Stevie Wonder Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Brothers Think - Aretha Franklin Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher - Jackie Wilson
Dinner Jazz The Ensembles repertoire consists of well known 'standards' taken mainly from 'The Great American Songbook’. Composers such as Cole Porter George Gershwin Rogers & Hart and Irving Berlin.
An example of song list is below A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square All blues All of me All the things you are Angel eyes Autumn leaves Bewitched Beautiful love Black Orpheus Blue bossa Body and soul Bye bye blackbird Can’t get started Cheek to cheek Come fly with me Desifanado Don’t get around much anymore Don’t worry about me Drop me off in Harlem Everything happens to me Embraceable you Exactly like you Fly me to the moon Foggy day Gee baby ain’t I good to you Georgia on my mind Girl from impanima Have you met Miss Jones I got rhythm I love you I remember you In a sentimental mood It had to be you I've never been in love before Let there be love Let’s fall in love Like someone in love Lover Man Lullaby of Birdland Misty Moondance My funny valentine Night and day On green dolphin street One note samba Our love is here to stay So what Softly as a morning sunrise Someday my prince will come Song for my farther Stella by starlight St. Thomas Stormy Monday Summertime Takin' a chance on love Take the A train Take 5 Unforgettable What is this thing called love What’s new You made me love you You make me feel so young
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Customer reviews for Gold
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"Alive Network's service was easy to use, fast and efficient. We were truly suprised at how good the band was. The best wedding band we have experienced!"
Customer review by Timothy Scott
"From my initial enquiry, through the booking process and leading up to our Christmas party for 260 guests, the Alive Network coordinators were excellent and very helpful. Any questions or queries were answered promptly giving me total trust in their service.
Gold lived up to all my expectations and from the minute I heard their practice session I knew they were going to be great. They were very professional, created a really fun atmosphere and had everyone (of all ages) up dancing.
I would definitely hire them again and would highly recommend them.
Customer review by Gill Elward
"Thanks for providing the entertainment for us on Saturday, you defiantly made the night. I have had plenty of excellent comments and you really made the evening do special.
Customer review by Chris Worthington
"Gold's performance could not have been better. Brilliant entertainers! The guests & us loved every moment!"
Customer review by Daniel Mumford
Well firstly myself & Hayley (The Wife) would love to say Thanks for an amazing night of music.
I've heard nothing but positive comments on what an amazing band you were. We appreciate you had along way to travel and i hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did.
If you could pass our Thanks onto the rest of the band.
I hope we entertained as well with the first dance, hopefully you hadn't seen anything like it before. Haha.
Thanks again for an amazing night.
Dan & Hayley
Customer review by Dan and Hayley
"Alive Network provided an excellent service, especially considering I only gave them a few days to organise everything. A very professional service. I wouldn't hesitate to use AN again and would recommend to friends.
Prior to the event Matt got in touch with my daughter and they went through the arrangements, which was very reassuring. Gold lived up to our expectaions. The dance floor was always busy and everybody had a wonderful time. It really was the finishing touch to a lovely wedding celebration."
Customer review by Marion Thurtle
"Our day was great and every single member of GOLD was extremely polite and helpful. Lots of people said how good the band was and the most touching moment of the evening was at the very end when everyone circled us and danced. This would not have happened if the lady vocalist had not requested it.
Customer review by Sheri Gardner
"Using the Alive Network made the whole process of choosing and booking a band straightforward. The website has an excellent range of bands in various price ranges and band demo music and video allowed us to make an informed choice.
In addition, the feedback/recommendations from other customers helped us to make our decision with confidence. Alive were extremely professional and kept us updated via telephone and email with the progress of our booking.
We booked Gold for a corporate party and I must say they were absolutely brilliant! They were professional, polite and thoroughly enjoyed by all our guests! Even though we had a small party, 40 people, Gold performed with lots of energy, were really good fun and were fantastic to listen too!
I would highly recommended them to anyone looking to book a band. Their diverse range of classic covers ensured we had music that suited all tastes and all ages!
Thanks to Gold our party was a roaring success and we would most definitely book them again for future events! Well done Gold!
Customer review by James Smith
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the band. the music was fab and everything went to plan, sorry about the dance with the maniquin called Bill! pers joke between me and Ewan!!
everyone said how fab you were and i enjoyed my little sing song!! cant help myself.
Thanks again it was great if you have a site where i can leave a comment please direct me to the right site and I will be happy to do so.
Maria and Ewan
Customer review by Maria and Ewan
"I wanted to pass on what a fantastic band gold were.
They were extremely professional and despite being pushed for time, they played exceptionally well and kept the danefloor packed from start to finish. We cannot praise them highly enough.
Both vocalists were fabulous and played all the music we wanted. Communication before our wedding was fab, they could not do enough to help make our reception everything we wanted so please pass on our thanks to the whole band."
Gold is based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire but most of the
Rock & Pop Function Bands
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Alive Network are Gold's UK Booking Agents. If you would like to hire Gold please complete an online enquiry or call us on 0845 108 5500.
Alive Network is the UK's largest live music entertainment agency with many Rock & Pop Function Bands for hire. Established in 1999, we provide high quality live entertainment for over 7500 events per year. When you make an enquiry to hire
Gold, your own personal entertaiment coordinator will answer any questions or queries that you might have and liaise directly with Gold to get you the best possible price, and to ensure they they will provide exactly the right entertainment for your event.
Booking Gold from Alive Network is easy, safe and secure. Your booking is secured with a legally binding contract giving you complete peace of mind that you're in safe hands. Alive Network personally vets feedback from all of Gold's performances to ensure standards are met.
In short, hiring Gold from Alive Network ensures you'll remember your live entertainment for all the right reasons.
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