This group of musicians formed in the fall of 2001. Each member brings an eclectic mix of musical experiences and history. Developing a unique style by playing in and soaking up influences from Denver's various musical scenes. From these varied backgrounds comes a combined musical effort that hints of blues, swing, and rock 'n roll, spiced with hints of Latin, 50's pop, big band jump jazz, and even "countrified" music. It's a mix of styles that immediately feels familiar, yet comes only from RAZ - It's American music. RAZ finds a wide range of appeal from younger to older listeners: from blues, rock-a-billy, bee-bop and twist crowds to swing-dance and country crowds. The dance beat is infectious, while the humorous, romantic and serious lyrics keep the listener curious. Song lists include RAZ's original tunes intermingled with new and old favorites, from "Mack the Knife" and "Brown Eyed Girl", to ?Sharp Dressed Man? and ?Call Me the Breeze?. All members of RAZ enjoy jammin' together and with their audience. They're not satisfied unless the audience can't help but "shake it". RAZ was featured the entire month of February 2004 on the TV program ?Denver?s Heartbeat? filmed at The HardRock Caf? in Downtown Denver. RAZ also appeared in the Rocky Mountain News? ?Local Noise? as the feartured Artist. RAZ?s music can be heard on 99.5FM ?The Mountain?. RAZ was featured on the Denver Channel Seven Early Morning News and has performed at benefits for the American Cancer Society and Colorado Victim Advocate Fund. Recently RAZ could be found at such places as the Arvada Gold Strike Festival, Longmont?s ArtWalk Festival and The Westword Music Showcase at Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Littletons Summerset Fest, Little Bear in Evergreen & The Buffalo Rose. RAZ takes pride in being versatile enough to successfully perform at music clubs, coffeehouses, sports bars, business holiday parties, private parties and family celebrations. RAZ is currently working on their 4th CD, Ain't Got Time To Make It Right, to be released in January 2006.
Make this special moment in your life truly unforgettable. Live music with Band of Gold makes your Wedding, Party, or other Special Event a memory that will last forever for you and your guests. Keep everyone entertained, amused and delighted with their favorite hits from the 30's thru the 90's and beyond! --,--'--<@ 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. Please take a moment to learn about the musicians in Band of Gold: Neil Haverstick - Accoustic and Electric Guitars, vocals: As a GUITARIST, the DENVER POST called him 'one of the most sought after session players in town.' Haverstick has performed zillions of gigs, such as playing and recording with the Colorado Symphony, including appearances with Judy Collins, Diahann Carroll, Tommy Tune, Ferrante and Teicher, and Bill Conti. He has also played in orchestras backing such stars as Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Charley Pride, and others. With his own bands, he has opened shows for B.B. King, Steve Miller, King Sunny Ade, and the Nields, and has also backed up blues greats Jim Schwall and Joe Houston. As a freelance guitarist he has played blues, jazz, classical, country, flamenco, and folk, as well as shows (Man of La Mancha, Grease, Always Patsy Cline and A Dream Play at the Cleveland Playhouse) and many private functions. He has also appeared on numerous CD projects by Denver artists, including Clay Kirkland and Mary Stribling. Haverstick won GUITAR PLAYER magazine's 1992 Ultimate Guitar Competition. He also won the 1996 Arts Innovation Award in Denver and the 1999 Composition Fellowship from the Colorado Council of the Arts. Djordje Vasovic - Keyboards, Saxophones & Vocals: Born in Serbia, Europe. Formal musical training completed in Belgrade (Degree in Performing Arts and Piano Performance). Started performing with Youth Choirs at age 10. His professional musical career started in 1985 and includes regular live performances, extensive experience as a studio session musician, arranger and composer. His European musical career includes notable musical collaborations with several East-European and African artists & various musical projects, and it resulted in 14 full length album releases (both as a sideman and with his own groups). Upon his relocating to the USA in mid 90s, Djordje continued his musical career with recording sessions and extensive performing schedule throughout the US and Canada. Collaborations with several groups resulted in 6 album releases in the US. His continuing education includes music studies with Dick Grove's music programs, and private instruction in sax performance. A few selected performances include: BeoRock music Festival 1989 (Serbia), Counter-Eurovision Annual European Music Festival 1990, Undercurrents International Music Festivals 1997 and 1998 (Cleveland, Ohio), NXNE International Music Festival 1997 (Toronto, Canada), several performances on Benefit Concerts for Make-a-Wish Foundation 8th Annual Bob Marley Festival Tour 1998. Member of Colorado Music Association and Association of Music Artists of Serbia (Awarded with Diploma for Contribution in Development of Musical Creativity in the field of Jazz and Popular Music in 1989). Djordje's musical interests cover various musical styles and traditions including: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Pop, Rock, R&B; East European traditional folk music, Latino, African, Caribbean music and more. Vivien Lee - Vocals, keyboards and guitars: San Diego's KGB FM radio held an annual city wide song competition. Vivien and her Duo partner won a position on 'HOMEGROWN 5' with PRETTY SENORITA (one of 12 songs out of approximately 300 entries). The same song was placed on the 'HOMEGROWN GREATEST HITS' album, and 'HOMEGROWN 6' chose Vivien's THIS BOULEVARD the year after. There were several opportunities to meet the media with radio airplay, album release parties and a prime time local television spot. During this time a 24 track recording studio developed around the Duo. Many of Vivien's original songs were recorded at this studio with remarkably talented musicians who have become Internationally famous on their own. Published recordings: NUMBER ONE AND THE BEST BOYS - LP 1984 Recorded at Bear Creek Studios, Woodinville, WA Produced by Gary Drager A.K.A. Cooper Edens (Internationally acclaimed Poet/Illustrator) ADVENTURES IN GODS PRESCENCE 1992-96 (Four album series) Recorded at Rolltop Music, San Diego, CA songs recorded by other artists: IN JESUS NAME YOU'RE IN MY HEART LOVE LIFE 2003 Recorded for Dilon Productions, Castle Rock, CO (and Home 4 Track Elbert, CO) Produced by Lon Van Eaton (former artist on Apple Records & other major labels in New York & L.A.,Some credits include session work for George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon Harry Nilsson & more.) Performance Highlights: Backing vocals & keyboards for MCA recording artists 'Bartok Lansky' (Craig Bartok=BLM producer, L.A., CA) Roxy Theatre Dec. 5, 1984 for HBO 100th video Party concert 'L.A. STREET SCENE' 1985 Vivien Lee-Featured Artist for live radio broadcast from Maranatha (Calvary Chapel affiliate) San Diego, CA 1993 Missionary performances in Churches, prisons and Public Arenas in Tijuana Mexico, Brno Slovakia,Austria, and Cluj-Napoca Romania 1990-1992. Various club, Corporate Party & Wedding Entertainment in San Diego, CA and Denver, CO 1985-2005. Tuesday Productions use of four Vivien Lee melodies for various clients heard on radio, television and in Supermarkets nationwide. Co-written song with Peter Skrabak: number one hit single in Mexico and other Spanish language countries 1992. Original title: 'In Time for Love' released as 'No Podros' Artist: 'Christian' Co-written song with John Archer of 'Checkfield': 'Holiday/Of Dreams' placed on television series 2002 in Japan. Dale Josef - bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals: Over twenty years professional experience in the Music Business. Reads music. Plays well by ear. Has an excellent working knowledge of music theory; key signatures, scales, chords, modes, etc. Excellent feel for rhythm and grooving with the drummer. Proficient in most styles. Some facts about Dale: Began formal music training at age 6. Toured southwest United States with the Union Blues Band. Played at Bo Diddley's Mud Studios in Los Lunas New Mexico; Former member of the rock-comedy improv group 'The Clams'; Founded Denver's hottest reggae group 'Rockers'; played a two year stint with Denver Blues Legend, Maynard Mills; Joined Band of Gold in 1999; Dale has played literally thousands of club and private dates around the country. Dale's technique, fueled by years of performance and recording experience, is further enhanced by studying with master guitarist Steve Shurack, recognized as among the best solo guitar instrumentalists in the world. Depending on the venue and gathering type, Dale will interact with audience members, including live audience participation. Given enough advance notice, Dale will learn and perform your favorite song to further enhance your event. Bill Small - drums, percussion, vocals: A.A. Professional Music, Berklee College of Music - Born in New Haven,CT; Performed with Steve Morse, Walter Bishop and numerous groups in all styles of music, live and in studio, all over the USA. He has been developing his production skills with projects in Colorado and NYC, as well as playing/producing/recording drum loops for R&B, rock, Latin and funk tracks. Band of Gold will compose music and lyrics especially for your Wedding. We have extensive experience in music composition with numerous recordings to our credit. You can add this special 'once in a lifetime' experience to Your Wedding with an original composition by Band of Gold. Just ask for details. **Band of Gold comes complete with Sound System; Light Show; and plenty of CD's for our DJ to spin your favorite tunes 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! Please take a few minutes to read our testimonials and client feedback page. 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. **Please note: Band of Gold does NOT use 'Band in a Box' or any other computer software or electronic sampling to 'create' music. All of the Band of Gold music is played Live by the musicians onstage. 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 ** Serving Denver; Colorado Springs; Pueblo; Boulder; Golden; Idaho Springs; Silverthorne; Fort Collins; Estes Park; Manitou Springs; Nederland; Glenwood Springs; Lamar; Grand Junction; Greeley; Loveland; Aspen; Vail; Beaver Creek; Edwards; Rocky Ford; La Junta; Limon; Durango; Silverton; Canon City; Trinidad; AND the surrounding 10 state region: Arizona; New Mexico; Texas; Oklahoma; Kansas; Nebraska; South Dakota; Wyoming; Idaho; Utah. *** Come visit us at our Headquarters in beautiful Elbert, Colorado. Oh, by the way, check out our "competition"; I'm sure we can top them! Just read our player bios and listen to what we've done both live and in the studio.
Any time of day or night, After Midnight is your ideal source for the best in Swing, Jazz, Latin, and Blues. This is Denver's hottest swingtet modeled after Benny Goodman's popular small band sounds of the 1930s and 40s. These professional musicians have performed around the world for everything from small clubs to stage shows. Whether you like danceable music from the Great Swing Era or contemporary jazz standards, you will love their show. With a simple instrumentation of Clarinet, Vibraphone, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Drums, and Piano, this small group is uniquely exciting. Just ask some of their clients: Sacramento Jazz Jubilee Jazz in the Sangres Festival Evergreen Jazz Festival Capitol City Jazz Festival Sambucas Jazz Cafe South Gaylord Street Festival Pikes Peak Jazz in the Parks Cherry Creek Arts Festival Littleton Museum Taste of Colorado Highlands Ranch Park Concerts Jive Cats Dance Club Luigi's Bent Noodle Hudson Gardens & Events Center Loveland Concerts in the Parks +Over 100 Wedding receptions! These musicians have toured the world performing with such well known entertainers as Natalie Cole, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Fanelli, Jim Cullum, Pete Wernick, James Dapogny, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and much more! They will be perfect at your next event, concert, festival, party, or celebration!
Over the course of the past century, music has been enriched by the talents of many wonderful musicians and songwriters. This wealth of creativity has delivered such an overwhelming quantity of material that we are forced to qualify the sounds into categories that enable the listener to define the listening experience. As musicians looking to expose our finesse while realizing the need for order, we choose to celebrate life with the richness and freedom of Jazz and the syncopation of Funk. FUNK SHUI, pronounced Funk Shway, was founded in 2001 in Denver, Colorado by Andreas Taber (guitars/vocals).
Sine Qua Non is a Latin term for "without which it could not be"...For us, music without hope and sincerity, life without profound expression, art without substance, songs without someone to share them with are the tensions that fill in the space between notes and lines on pages. Often compared to artists such as Explosions in The Sky and Radiohead we are simply and profoundly thankful that our music can be shared with friends. The explosions inside each our hearts truly are beautiful as they remind us we are alive. We will be recording our first full length album this year in Santa Cruz, CA-hopefully before wetsuits are essential in the surf town. We'll be on tour with Edison Gale, In The Dark We Talk, Deep Sleep Vison, and Pompeii this summer in Colorado and Texas. We'd love to see you and get to know you at one of our shows...check the calendar. Here's to all of you that have stood next to us through the beautiful years together. What a radient gift we hold in tiny hands together!
Butterfly Cocktail is an original alt pop/rock band from Colorado. Our style has been compared to U2, Sarah McLachlan, Coldplay, and the Sundays. We are available for bar and club gigs, festivals, and parties. We have our own PA system and sound man if needed.