Led by Berklee College of Music graduate David Delaney, the Golden Band Wedding Band specializes in bluegrass, oldtime, country and texas swing music and has played countless weddings, private parties and events, always with the same aim: to get your feet to stomp their way all the way onto the dance floor. We like to let our clients speak for themselves so please check out our testimonials below! You can also check out our website for more information, for some reason gigmasters doesn't allow you to list it here, but lets just say it's "goldenbandweddingband" followed by the most popular web suffix.
Here are a few reviews from some of our past clients:
"As parents of the bride, we were preoccupied with the scheduling of the event. We appreciated that when the bride and groom were later than expected, The Golden Band Wedding Band played on cheerily which entertained our guests so no one else noticed the passing minutes. Appropriate music was provided for the ceremony and livelier tunes were played during drinks and then dinner. We appreciated the Golden Band's versatility."
-Carol and Peter
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! Your music really added a lot of charm and character to our day! The music was beautiful and a lot of fun as well! Your group was very professional and self directed, and performed perfectly in time with the ceremony. Thanks again!"
-Chip and Lisa
We hired the Golden Band Wedding Band to play in the ceremony for our October wedding and we're still getting compliments on them almost three months later! They were completely flexible and able to customize some special requests that we had and this unique ability was definitely appreciated by both of us as well as our guests. We would recommend them to anyone who needs music for a wedding or other occasion. They're simply fantastic!
-David & Lara
Here's some information about the members of the Golden Band Wedding Band:
Trained in Composition and Violin Performance at Berklee College of Music, David has played the fiddle since he propped his older sister's violin up against a couch to hold it to his chin. It was love at first screech. He was pleasantly surprised to find a burgeoning traditional music scene at Berklee which offered study in his preferred style of music. David has played his fiddle professionally since the age of 13. He began composing his own reels and jigs at an early age and is published in "The Connecticut Sounds", a collection of contra dance tunes written by Connecticut composers. David is originally from Connecticut and is now making his home in Boston.
Michael Warren's guitar playing brings an eclectic mix of traditions to the Whiskey Boys' sound. He began picking on his dad's guitar before he was big enough to hold it, and by high school was playing in several bands, and teaching dozens of students in greater New London area of Connecticut, many of whom went on to study at Berklee College of Music. Michael also attended Berklee, where he focused on jazz guitar, business, and education. Now, combined with the fiddling genius of David Delaney, he is bringing the world of jazz, blues, and rock into the traditional styles of Irish, folk, and bluegrass.
Mark is a Boston-based banjoist who has performed extensively throughout New England. Originally trained in classical piano, Mark began playing banjo while attending Earlham College in Richmond, IN where he earned his B.A. in Philosophy. He performs his own original music as a solo artist and also frequently plays banjo with The Whiskey Boys and Hickory Strings. In 2011 he was the winner of the Tony Trischka Deering Banjo Contest. He holds a Specialist Certificate in Music Theory from Berklee College of Music and currently resides in Boston, MA.
Jon is a professional bassist and clarinetist and an amateur whiskey taste-tester. Jon began studying the clarinet in elementary school, and began studying jazz under local reed-man Billy Novick. He then went to Oberlin College, where he studied other things but soaked up new musical knowledge jamming with conservatory students. During his senior year he began to play the bass, on which he is largely self-taught. Jon can occasionally be can be found pretending to play other stringed instruments for passersby in Harvard Square, Cambridge. He'll wear a hat so you can recognize him.
David Delaney (Fiddle),
Michael Patrick Warren (Guitar),
Mark Whitaker (Banjo),
Jon Polit (Bass)