Led by Berklee College of Music graduate David Delaney, the Golden Band Wedding Band specializes in Bluegrass, Oldtime, Country, Texas Swing and Irish 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 page!
David leads the Golden Band with his Fiddle, which he has played since he propped his older sister’s violin up against a couch to hold it to his chin; it was love at first screech. Now graduated from Berklee College of Music, David tours up and down the northeast with Boston-based band The Whiskey Boys and “guest stars” with a number of groups, most excitingly with Three Day Threshold who invited him on their 2010 tour of military bases in Djibouti, Kuwait and Qatar. David decided he loved playing weddings when his older brother asked him to play his ceremony on Block Island. Enthusiastic about the idea, Dave composed the processional and recessional and has since composed music for many weddings, giving The Golden Band quite a repertoire of beautiful original pieces they can play alongside the classics. David is published in “The Connecticut Sounds”, a collection of contra dance tunes written by Connecticut composers. His tune “Brigitte Mulholland” was selected by five-time Grand North American Fiddle Champion Ivonne Hernandez’s 2012 album “Waterbound” with her band The Fretless. Originally from Connecticut, David now now makes his home in Boston.
Michael Warren brings in an eclectic mix in his guitar playing to the Golden Band. 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 CT. At Berklee College of Music he studied jazz guitar, business, and education. Now, combined with the fiddling genius of David Delaney, he is combining the world of jazz, blues, and rock into the traditional styles of Irish folk and bluegrass. Mike currently lives in Boston.
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.
The Golden Band will also perform with a Bass player, upon request.