Since emerging from the fertile Atlanta music scene in 2006, GOLDEN has grown to become one of the top independent acts in rock music today. In three short years, they've recorded two studio albums, released a 3D music video, performed live on TV and radio, toured across the Southeast - including a performance at Bonnaroo in 2006 - and shared stages with acts like Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and The Zac Brown Band.
GOLDEN's musical style is as broad as it is deep. The band plays energetic and innovative rock, infusing the melodic hooks of pop and the groove and funk of old-school R&B with truly top-notch musicianship. The recipe has proven fruitful for GOLDEN, earning them a place on thousands of iPods and winning the praise of reviewers both in print and across the internet. "We all grew up on lots of different music," says lead singer and guitarist Joshua, "Steely Dan, The Police, Bruce Hornsby are some band favorites -- but also traditional jazz, Motown, 80s hard rock, jam-bands... with so many influences, it's often a surprise what shape our music takes."
Originating in the revitalized bohemian neighborhoods on the east side of Atlanta, GOLDEN still call this area home when they aren't out on the road - it's where they play their annual Halloween show, and the guys are known by name at the local establishments. A sense of community has always been central to GOLDEN, and the band regularly supports local and national causes they believe in. Apart from donating part of their proceeds to charitable organizations, the band also gets directly involved by performing several shows for charity each year.
2009 brings the release of GOLDEN's second studio album Night Reminds the Day, which finds the band stepping out into new directions both musically and lyrically. While the infectious melodies of "Listen" or the danceable groove of "Seasons" draw listeners in, the lyrics provide a depth and relevance that elevates the music above mere entertainment. "Night Reminds the Day is about finding your place in the world," says GOLDEN bassist Sky, "It's about looking inside yourself and asking 'what am I going to do with my life?'"
GOLDEN's 2008 video for "Shine" found them in the company of huge acts like U2 and Hannah Montana in pioneering stereoscopic 3D as a medium for music videos - and showed that it's GOLDEN's indie spirit that keeps them at the crest of the wave. The band currently offers the video as a free download on their website (www.goldentheband.com/3D).
In Early 2007, GOLDEN surprised fans with One Good Turn: Live at Center Stage, an Audio and Video EP of their benefit show at the previous year's Call to Auction event. Organized by 92.9 DAVE FM, and also featuring Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the show was a great success - raising money for Habitat for Humanity and providing fans with an amazing memory.
2006 was the year that started GOLDEN's rise to success. The band released their first CD ...You, and Everything... which quickly won regional praise, earning a Critic's Choice award from Atlanta Magazine for its "classic vibe and modern touches." Performer Magazine's review said GOLDEN "...share the plaudits usually reserved for more veteran artists. And by the looks of things, the band is on the fast track to recognition." In May of that year, GOLDEN was chosen by the listeners of 92.9 DAVE FM to represent the Atlanta music scene and perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
The band has performed live on Fox TV's "Good Day Atlanta" morning show, and has made in-studio appearances at major Atlanta-area radio stations. Meanwhile, GOLDEN's music has received airplay on major and independent radio stations across the country -- 92.9 DAVE FM in Atlanta, 91.9 The Buzz in Statesboro, 88.7 WNCW in the Carolinas, and 96.9 WOUR in Central NY, among others. GOLDEN has also been chosen for inclusion in Pandora's Music Genome Project (www.pandora.com).
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