The Silver and Gold Duo, featuring Elise De Sade on vocals and Ryan Way on keys, is a humble testament to performing songs about timeless love. With songs ranging from the jazz age to present time, the chemistry and talent of Elise and Ryan as Silver & Gold is pleasantly palpable and thus, they will be the perfect complement for your wedding, wedding reception, anniversary party, or other special occasion. Your audiences and guests will appreciate these poised and experienced entertainers. Thank you for interest in hiring Silver and Gold for your event. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas and questions!
For those who want more information on the performers, here is Elise's personal bio:
Elisandrya, or 'Elise' as her friends know her, was born in 1959 into a family of entertainers. Her closest sibling, Jimi, is well known all over the world as having one of the finest Jimi Hendrix Tribute Bands available, known as 'Jimi's Image'.
Ms. De Sade has a 3.5 octave range, which surprisingly enough begins at Low 'A', which puts her into that rare category of Contralto.
In New Orleans, April of 2000, Elise along with the Multi-Talented Sergio Yetta collaborated on a musical collective that consisted of his music and her lyrics/vocals. The CD, titled Gypsy Blue, is registered at the National Library of Congress.
After decades of having paid her dues, Elise De Sade decided to fully embrace her gift. Once that decision was made, her vocal tones became even more refined. Singing Blues, Jazz, Rock, and rich Torch Ballads, offered in tones ranging from dulcet to soul wrenching, Elise is ready for any stage at any time. Her latest recording project rendered a vibrant, excellently performed product of standard Blues and Torch covers. Her vocals have often been compared to those of Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Gladys Knight, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Cher, Patsy Cline, Sade, Peggy Lee, and Etta James.
Ryan Way has always had a penchant for music. Ever since he was 7, the piano piqued his interest, and has been playing in front of people regularly since he was 9 years old. After playing in high school band and increasing involvement with playing and writing music, Ryan decided to make a career out of it. With an interest in jazz, Ryan attended the Florida State University under tutelage of Professor Bill Peterson, where he refined his technique and further molded his craft. Throughout his career Ryan has played in and led many bands spanning several genres. Some of his many influences include: Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Dr. John, James Booker, Bill Evans, and Oscar Peterson.