With the final gig of the The Solid Gold Band having been Hogmanay at The Tayside Hotel in Stanley, it felt only fitting that this would be the venue to host the very first gig of the all new line-up! Finally after the bands first hiatus in nearly twenty years, we celebrated our triumphant return on the 25th of August with a successful launch gig featuring our new singer David Lozowy and keyboard player Dean Cargill.
We felt very at home and welcome at The Tayside (especially with Stanley being our drummer Kevin Smith's home town!) and there was a fantastic turn out. It was wonderful to see that the band's following remains strong, and the feedback we received about the new line-up was incredible. We are so thankful to the organisers as well as all who came along and made the whole event an absolutely amazing night!
'What have you been doing since Hogmanay?' you might ask. Well firstly, we finally stepped into the 21st century, redesigning our website and launching a variety of integrated social media platforms (stop by our new Facebook page and give us a 'Like'!) so that we can better interact with our many friends and supporters out there. Also, we had to tackle the gargantuan task of finding replacements for original member Brian Vicary, and the incredible John Flood. It wasn't easy! However, when we found the extremely talented David and Dean, we knew we had a match made in heaven, and would be able to capture everything that had previously made The Solid Gold Band great, while adding some new exciting elements to the mix.
Now that we are finally up and running again, we would like to acknowledge the debt of gratitude we owe to Brian and John for giving us their blessing and for being part of a phenomenal era, along with continuing members Adam, Rick and Kevin, that catapulted the band to becoming one of the most popular function acts in Scotland. It is a legacy we plan to build upon as we move forward, and we are excited for what lies ahead. We hope you will soon get the chance to hear the all new and exciting Solid Gold Band!