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 a seasoned female vocalist and front person for TOG. She well known for touring the US & Europe with renowned all female rock group Miss Conduct. She is also a 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 playing drums and guitar since the age of 7. He holds a live sound and studio recording engineering degree, so he has what it takes to get the very best sound and lighting production for the band in the venues TOG performs.
He has been a worldwide touring musician starting in 1989 and in 2001, he began working for Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis, Tennessee, performing with the Terry Mike Jeffrey Band and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He currently continues to work with various national touring acts in the US along with managing Traces of Gold.