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 Delaney (Fiddle/Vocals)
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. David now lives in Boston, MA.
Jordan Santiago (Guitar/Mandolin)
From violin concertos in front of full orchestras to chamber ensembles and from the most experimental improvisation to the gnarliest Bluegrass jams around, Golden band member Jordan Santiago plays everything. Jordan studied at the Hart School of Music in Hartford, CT and the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. In performance or in his own practice Jordan is always pushing for the new skills and techniques that will take his playing to the next level.
Max Wareham (Banjo)
Max Wareham has been pickin’ the 5-string banjo since before he could say “Bluegrass”. Some say he’s been pickin’ it since before he born, but he hasn’t been able to confirm that. Max has been leader of the Boston-based bluegrass band the Morning Bugle since 2014. He’s studied under the tutelage of Banjo greats Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, Jayme Stone, and Leon Hunt, and has also studied music at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City and Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
Michael-Patrick Warren (Guitar)
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.
Sean Farias (Bass)
Sean Farias is a renowned Bass player and instructor born and raised in New England. He can be heard performing with an eclectic array of performers throughout the Northeast in styles from Bluegrass to Jazz to Avant Garde to Pop and Rock. Sean has toured throughout the US, Canada, Europe and South Korea and currently a faculty member at the Rivers School Conservatory and Joy of Music Program.