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No. 1 Soul & Motown Band


Black & Gold has been formed for over four years now and are at a point where we put on an exceptional performance and can fill a dance floor with great music to suit all ages.

The band has seen a members come and go over the initial first year as it found its feet and developed common ground between the players and singers involved. With that in mind the staffing of the band has now been consistent for some time, with the odd replacement as one or two members moved on.

The band has used four rehearsal venues over that time but our current home is by far the most suitable to our needs and therefore the longest running venue we’ve used. It meets our needs in more ways than we could have anticipated, so it’s very unlikely a further move will be required (we hope).


The first of our singers to arrive was Jayne Hales and we knew there was something special when she auditioned; what a powerful voice and an ideal female front for the band with bags of energy, huge powerful vocals and a superb personality to match.  We now have four vocalists, all performing a mix of lead and backing vocals which give the band that exta diversity and a great sound.


From the very first time a group of musicians got together to form what was to become Black & Gold, we found that the turnover of musicians would be frequent in the early stages but a constant core for the band has always been Mike ParkerDavid Parkes, Colin Angell & Karl Angell and now joined by long standing keyboard player John Winder.  The newest members of the band to join is Chris Haywood on drums and Mark Oconnor who takes over on Bass

This line up of superb vocalists & musicians enhance the best in soul & Motown music and make Black & Gold a formidable group of entertainers for any UK event.


Bio KevinConnollyBio KevinConnolly

Bio JayneHalesBio JayneHales

Bio DebbieOconnorBio DebbieOconnor

Bio DavidParkesBio DavidParkes

Bio JohnWinderBio JohnWinder

Bio ChrisHarwoodBio ChrisHarwood

Bio MarkOconnorBio MarkOconnor

Bio ColinAngellBio ColinAngell

Bio KarlAngellBio KarlAngell

Bio MikeParkerBio MikeParker

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The band is also supported by our very own sound engineer

When required, we have a line up of stand in musicians ready to step in at a moments notice to cover any unforseen circumstances

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Victoria St, Blackburn BB1 6DW

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21/10/2015, 23:02
Getting a number of new tunes lined up and polished in readiness to be added to our set lists. The only problem is -  what do we leave out to make room for the new stuff. It's a real problem - we'd...
09/03/2014, 12:04
It’s great to see that we are getting many enquiries this year for corporate events & also weddings, which is good news as this is an area we specialise in. As we offer “extras” for both the corporate...
31/01/2014, 21:41
Well what can I say, I just couldn't resist, had to get myself some Black & Gold Guitar Picks.         You can get yours from  
12/01/2014, 20:39
Great night last night on a "proper" stage at Ormskirk Civic Hall for Jaynes birthday bash.    Have we hit the big time?
23/12/2013, 14:56
Lugging around my Fender Hotrod Deville 212 for band practice is somewhat of a task, as the amp weighs in at 55lbs, so I was on the look out for something that had similar warm clean tones but much...
25/11/2013, 15:44
Great night at the Lowry Hotel last Friday. We played to a room full of Orthopaedic Surgeons at The Lowry Hotel in Salford. A very appreciative crowd on the dance floor gave us a rousing send...




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