J D SMITH
JD has been a professional singer, guitarist, and sax player for over 40 years. Performing in many different styles of bands in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland, where he was lead vocalist and doubled on the tenor sax and guitar. Since relocating to Florida, JD had been performing as a single as "JD's Klassic Oldies", when in September 2012 he founded Traces Of Gold.
In August 2015 he was invited to play sax on the '50s doo wop group, The Coasters' first Christmas album, "Christmas With The Coasters" which is now available on Amazon.
Darlene is the lead singer and front person for the band. She toured USA & Europe with female rock group Miss Conduct. She was the featured entertainer and vocalist for the Hard Rock Cafe in Cancun, Mexico and Las Vegas. She has also performed as opening act for The Drifters, Rick Springfield, Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet, Pat Travers, Foghat, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and others.
While living in Miami she was a convention entertainer for Party Magic doing impersonations of Barbara Streisand, Cher, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Janice Joplin, and Pat Benatar.
Jeremy has been a performing musician for over 20 years playing drums. He also holds a degree from Full Sail University, so he has what it takes to get the very best sound for the band. He grew up listening to, and playing 60s and 70s music before going on the road as a professional drummer. He worked with the Terry Mike Jeffrey Band in the Memphis area for over ten years. He also performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at each years' Elvis tribute concert.