Remember for a moment when you had your first crush. Feelings were bigger, colors were brighter, and everything blew your mind. The enthusiasm of youth propelled us through all the discoveries and challenges of growing up. It was an easier time, before you had bills and taxes and grown-up worries.
Gold Mine Arcade is the soundtrack to our coming of age. It’s a soulful and bluesy dalliance through nostalgic moments of meaning in our formative years. The sound will take you back to the 70’s and 80’s (when WE grew up) and hopefully get you out of your shell and onto the dance floor to party like you were in junior high again.
Our influences are quite diverse, but you might hear a cocktail of Stevie Wonder, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Melissa Etheridge, Black Crowes, The Cars… You might compare us to recent acts like Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Revivalists.
The guilty parties include:
Chris “C-Trick” Varosy: lead storyteller, also banging on the keys and assaulting the guitar
Kemi “Smooth” Akeju: vocalist and harmonist extraordinaire, bringing the goddess energy
Terry “T-Bone” Spears: drums and backing cheers, putting a restlessness in your hips
Mike “Mikey P” Power: bass, vocals and mandolin, making the place pulse with excitement
Robbie “The Dr” Pepper: our occasional telecommuting guitar god, melting people’s faces with preposterous solos