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The Greg Golden Band rocks the house at Sidelines Bar in Sparks

Greg Golden Band
Greg Golden Band
Photo by John Tuckness

Greg Golden Band "LIVE" at Sidelines Bar

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On Friday February 14, 2014 (Valentines Day) The Greg Golden Band blew the roof off Sidelines Bar in Sparks NV. to a very packed house.

The Greg Golden Band rocks the house at Sidelines Bar in Sparks
The Greg Golden Band rocks the house at Sidelines Bar in Sparks
Photo by JOHN TUCKNESS

The Greg Golden Band is a rock & roll band that is influenced by 70's hard rock music. Their influences include, Joe Bonamassa, Deep Purple, Robin Trower, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, James Gang, Cream and The Rolling Stones, just to name a few.

The band was formed in 2009 in "the biggest little city in the world", Reno NV.

Current members include, Greg Golden (lead guitar), Red Dawn (vocals), Jerry Coleman (drums), Tony Phoenix (bass) and if you're lucky enough to catch a show with him (which happens a lot), Paul Holdgate from Montrose on vocals.

Golden is also the owner of the world famous Bizarre Guitar also located in Reno

The set lasted nearly two hours.

The fans of the band were rocking out and dancing to just about every song. The band sounded awesome as they do at every show. No one left disappointed.

In this examiner's opinion, this band is going to hit it big soon, it's just a matter of time.

A great time was had by all.

The big news for Golden happened in Aug. of last year while performing a show at The Alley in Sparks NV. where he and Holdgate were signed on stage to Premier Records after the record company saw the video (which was filmed at the Alley in Feb.) to his hit song "Long Way Home". (click here to see the video)

In an online interview, Golden told this examiner,

The Greg Golden Band is going into the studio over the next 30 days and is going to record our own album and will submit it to Premier, the album with Greg Golden/Paul Holdgate presents will include Paul and I, Brad Lang from Y&T on bass and Kenny Aronoff on drums. Many might not know, but Kenny just played the Kennedy Honors and was the featured drummer with the Beatles celebration last week that aired on national TV. He also did most of the drumming at this years Grammy Awards. Also, Frank Hannon of Tesla and the Frank Hannon Band wrote two sets of lyrics and plays slide with me on one song too. Long Way Home came out 9 months ago and has 3.6 million plus views. That song catapulted us to be under the radar of many record companies. We had tons of letters and Paul, who has lot of experience with record deals, etc. weeded through all of them and picked Premier. I then negotiated our deal and am very excited about the future. They just signed Pat Travers and Black Oak Arkansas, as well. The world famous Record Plant will do all the final producing and arranging of the Gold-Holdgate album by Rob Beaton. Beaton is well respected by the industries top guys.

This examiner wishes the band all the luck in the world. Keep on rockin' guys. (see, I was right about them hitting it big)

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