Band of Gold

James Peña: Piano, Trumpet, Vocals | Teresa Bell Peña: Bass guitar, Vocals | Dean Aronoff: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Bobby Renteria: Drums | Edison Salvador: Saxophone, Vocals

Genre: Covers | Standards

Sound description: Covering old school Motown and R&B hits.

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Inception: San Diego, 2012

Ex-Band Members: Ruben Gonzales, Drums, Vocals Marty Banas, Organ, Saxophone, Vocals Hien Vu, Guitar (electric), Vocals

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.

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