Ken Leighton 8 p.m., Feb. 21
Band of Gold
Genre: Covers | Standards
Sound description: Covering old school Motown and R&B hits.
- "Band Changes" · June 26, 2013
Inception: San Diego, 2012
Influences: Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Temptations, Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Spinners, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, Martha & the Vandellas, the 4 Tops, the O'Jays, Patti LaBelle, Tyrone Davis, Sam & Dave, Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, the Isley Brothers, Sly & the Family Stone
Band Of Gold plays classic Motown and R&B, as well as other retro music from the 1960s through 1980s. The group is fronted by bandleader James Peña (from the Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation) and Teresa Bell Peña (from Cupcake Tennessee).
Former members include Marty Banas (from Minnesota), Hien Vu (from Indiana), and native San Diegan Ruben Gonzales. They were replaced by two San Diegans, Bobby Renteria and Edison Salvador, and Detroit guitarist/singer Dean Aronoff.