JIM SHAFER - (bass guitar and vocals) Performing in touring stage bands since the age of fourteen and behind the microphone at radio stations all over the country for many years has given Jim much experience to bring to the Band of Gold. He has shared the stage with countless national recording acts, and loves the classic Motown sound. Jims' career has been in broadcasting, and he is an in-demand commercial voice and on camera talent for many businesses. Jim also hosts the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon in Charlotte, and is involved in many different charitable causes.
ROCCO CEFALO - (keyboards and vocals) This talented musician hails from Philadelphia and brings with him a big dose of Philly Soul! As the Band Of Golds' music director, Rocco arranges all the songs and puts the show together...... You'll love the great sounds of the Hammond organ under Rocco's hands and his great vocal ability adds a whole new sound to the group!
Gary "Saxxy G" Potts - (sax and vocals) Gary started performing in high school in Madison, Wisconsin and continued while earning a BA degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Playing with several popular local and regional bands in the Midwest has helped Gary hone his playing and performance skills, as well as develop a high sense of professionalism. Gary has shared stages with great artists such as Lou Rawls, Larry Graham, Stephanie Mills, Rufus, Sha na na and The Grass Roots. His smooth style on sax and vocals is a great addition to The Band Of Gold!
Bo Baity - (lead guitar and vocals) This multi-talented musician from Cherryville, NC brings a great guitar sound and a fine singing voice to the group from country to soul, Bo can sing and play it all! An accomplished record producer and arranger, he has many successful albums on his resume', and has appeared with many national acts.
Lynn Samples - (Drums and vocals) This road tour veteran brings a great resume' with him.....as the foundation for legendary Carolina group Sugarcreek in the 80's, then drumming for the great variety band Too Much Sylvia in the 90's, Lynn has a ton of experience, including being on StarSearch, 5 albums and many national tours. His musicianship extends far beyond the drum kit, with a great singing voice, and lots of input in the arrangement of the songs in the groups' setlist.
Band of Gold has performed throughout the South for many years, including at the Biltmore House, the CAMMY Awards, The Speed Street NASCAR festival, The Kiawah Island Country Club and Resort, as well as countless corporate shows, weddings, festivals, and galas. So for your next event, go for the Gold Standard, with Band of Gold.
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1-2-3 Kind Of Love - The Band Of Gold
39-21-40 Shape /Hey Baby /Do you wanna dance - Beach Medley
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Be Young Be Foolish - The TAMS
Boogie Shoes - K C & the Sunshine Band
Break Up Song - Greg Kihn band
Brick House / Da Butt / - Commodores/EU
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Carolina Girls - Chairmen of the Board
Celebration - Kool & the Gang
Disco Inferno - The Tramps
Domino - Van Morrison
Don't let the green grass fool you - Wilson Pickett
Don't do me like that - Tom Petty
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Easy Comin' Out - William Bell
Fooled Around and fell in love - Elvin Bishop
Get down on it - Kool & the Gang
Get Ready - The Proclaimers
Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Givin it up for your love - Delbert McClinton
Going Back to Louisiana - Delbert McClinton
Gone Fishin' - Chairmen of the Board
Hard to handle - Black Crowes
Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
Hick Town - Jason Aldean
Hold On I'm Coming/Soul man - Blues Brothers
Hurt So Good - John Melloncamp
I Feel Good - James Brown
I just Wanna Stop - Gino Vannelli
I Love Beach Music - The Embers
I'll be around - The Spinners
I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth
I'm in a Beach Music Mood - Rick Lawson
Jenny Jenny (867-5309) - Tommy Tutone
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
KC Medley - K C & the Sunshine Band
Kiss - Prince
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Let's stay together - Al Green
Little Miss cant be wrong - Gin Blossoms
Rooster Blues - Delbert McClinton
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Love is Gone - The Band Of Gold
Macon Memphis and Muscle Shoals - Paul Craver
Mama’s Drinkin Liquor Again - Jim Quick & the Coastline Band
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Messin with the kid - Blues Brothers
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Miss Grace - The Tymes
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Never found me a girl - Booker T/Eddie Floyd
No Parking on the Dance Floor - Midnight Star
Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seeger
One in a Million - Larry Graham
One Way Out - Allman Brothers
Pink Houses - John Melloncamp
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Purple Rain - Prince
R.O.C.K in the USA - John Melloncamp
Room with a View/Route 66/Kansas City Sweet Home Chicago - Various
Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty
Shake your Booty - K C & the Sunshine Band
Shut up and Shag - Band of Oz
Sitting in the Park - Billy Stewart
Sleep Walk - Larry Carlton
Sly Medley - Sly and the Family Stone
Some kind of wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
Stand by me/There goes my baby - Ben E. King/The Drifters
Standing on Shaky Ground - Delbert McClinton
Stuck In the Middle - Jeff Healey Band
Stuck On You - Lionel Richie
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Summertimes Calling Me - The Catalinas
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Takin care of business - BTO
That will never do/Flip Flop and Fly/What you what me to do - Various
That's the way I like it - K C & the Sunshine Band
The one I love - REM
Too late to turn back now - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
Tore Down - Eric Clapton
Twistin' the night away - Sam Cook
Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
What I like about you - The Romantics
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
When something is wrong with my baby - Sam and Dave
With This Ring - The Platters
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Word Up - Cameo