Create an event you and your guests will remember with Black & Gold. Thrilling audiences across the UK and abroad, Black & Gold have performed at a wide variety of events from intimate weddings to high-end corporate shows.
Black and Gold are the result of a four-year obsession to create the most exciting party/pop band available on the market. Black and Gold have been developed exclusively for Earcandy, benefiting from the collective wisdom of dozens of Performers, Songwriters, Musical Directors and Producers. Black and Gold take the secrets that record industry exec’s use for some of the biggest-selling bands in the world, to give you and your guests a night to remember.
What’s best – unlike some acts on the market, Black & Gold perform completely live, so you know what you hear at your event is the real deal.
We Are Family / Another One Bites The Dust / Rapper's Delight - Sister Sledge / Queen / The Sugarhill Gang
Seven Nation Army / Sweet Dreams - The White Stripes / Eurythmics
The Wedding March / Crazy in Love - Traditional / Queen
Toxic / Locked out of Heaven - Britney Spears / Bruno Mars
We found love / Party Anthem / Don't You Worry Child - Rihana / LMFAO / Sweedish House Mafia
What You Get
Discover the things that make Earcandy packages go further
And avoid these, 'ahem' awkward
silences between band sets.
More than a ‘DJ Package’
Many bands or agencies will promise you a DJ package, but our Disco Package gives you more. And there’s plenty of reasons to back this up.
Avoid Empty Dance floors.
When your band finishes their set the atmosphere should continue. That’s why we developed Earcandy’s Disco Package.
This is more than a laptop or iPod left on ‘auto-play’. This is a continuous set, from over 3,000 of the newest and best-loved classic tracks. What’s best, unlike an iPod or laptop playlist, you avoid awkward silences between songs so the energy can continue.
Most earcandy band bookings come with your own Sound Engineer. They manage your Disco Package, and can change the tracks to suit the mood of the dance-floor.
Another incentive for your guests to stick around and enjoy the party – just like a stand-alone DJ, you can make requests from our catalogue of over 3,000 tracks.
Either submit us your song choices before the day, or you can make requests on the day.
Guest Requests *New Feature*
You can now involve your guests early, getting them geared up for your evening. Opt for your guests to request a song before your event. All you need is their email address, and we will contact them on your behalf.
You get final say on any requests, and can make adjustments to the Disco Package set up, up to four weeks before your event.
Provided at no extra charge.
Our Disco Package is provided with most band bookings at no extra charge. Check your personalised quote to find out if it include’s included. Our Disco Package looks best when complimented by our Premier Package Dance-floor Lighting.
Upgrade to a Stand Alone DJ
Looking for something even better? Then take a look at our stand-alone DJ for the ultimate DJ experience between band sets. with an expanded repertoire, upgraded equipment and compering throughout the evening. All complete with Club-experienced professional DJs.
Your wish granted by your very own
When you book an Earcandy Act, know that you are in safe hands.
Your booking is managed by your very own experienced event coordinator. They will help guide you through the things you should be considering when organising a band, and can help to make useful suggestions so that you get the best out of your entertainment.
They will liaise with your venue, and your other suppliers to help make sure that your event runs smoothly, without a hitch.
For your Venue
by your sound engineer
For your Venue
What is a sound engineer?
A sound engineer may be the biggest secret to an amazing sounding band. You may not know it, but most demos that you will hear from bands have been mixed by a sound engineer.
Have you ever been to an event where you can’t quite hear the vocals, or where you can hear high-pitched feedback? That’s normally because the band haven’t got a professional sound engineer to mix their sound levels.
Do I need a sound engineer?
If you have booked an evening band with more than three members, we always recommend that you book a sound engineer. Without a sound engineer you may risk both the quality of the sound and the safety of you and your guests.
Don’t let Sound Limiters risk your event
In order to control the volume of entertainment, many venues have installed sound limiters. Sound limiters can cut out the power to the band if the volume exceeds a certain level.
When you hire a sound engineer, the band has more control over their volume and significantly decrease the chances of the band’s performance cutting out due to the power being cut by a sound limiter.
Health and safety
Long exposure to high levels of sound may contribute to hearing loss and can be uncomfortable to listen to. A sound engineer has more control over the volume of their performance.
Can’t the band do sound engineering?
Some bands will offer to do the sound engineering themselves. This may be ok for acts with limited amplification, or bands up to a three piece. However sound engineering a bigger band is a lot more complex and a specialist job. It takes years of experience to master – this is usually not what band members are best at.
There’s also a practical consideration. If the band are behind the speakers they will not be able to adapt and adjust the sound through performances and will normally need to stop their performance in order to adjust the sound and listen to the speakers that are facing out to your guests. Depending on the number of guests in your room, the acoustic properties of the room change. That means that there may be no feedback, and the band may sound good when the room is empty, but without a sound engineer to continue to monitor and properly adjust the amplified sound, the audio quality can quickly deteriorate. That’s when feedback and muffled sound creeps in.
For the best experience, and the safest sound levels we recommend you always check that a sound engineer is booked for any evening act larger than a three piece.
and hear your favourite tunes.
Depending on the package that you book, you will be able to have your own say on your act’s song list. That means you can personalise your booking to suit you and your guest’s preferences. Besides, we think your event should be personal.
Our staff come from the record industry, and so we know where to find those performers that are involved with high level projects like West end shows, support slots for high end acts and session musician work. Unlike other agencies, we work exclusively with our own acts. That means we can offer a lot of work, at a fair price, throughout the year to performers.
The result? A higher calibre of performance for you and your guests.
How we maintain quality
We believe every event should be exceptional. That’s why we assign each act it’s very own Musical Director (act owner). Their job is to be responsible for the quality of performance, and to ensure that you and your guests get a fantastic experience.
Performers that are with earcandy events are auditioned and hand picked by the Musical Director and are chosen for their performance quality, stage presence and that ‘special something’ that makes earcandy performances spectacular.
First Dance Performed
First Dance Performed
If your event is a wedding, make your first dance even more special. When you book evening entertainment with Earcandy, you have the choice of the act performing your first dance, whatever song you would like.
That’s another special touch that makes Earcandy entertainment the top choice for over 3,000 happy customers.
Prompt, polite, and very good on the night. Lovely group of people, would highly recommend Black and Gold. Fabulous feedback from all of my guests.
Wedding , January 28, 2017
Brilliant band and DJ! Just how I imagined it would be! The guests really enjoyed Black and Gold and didn't leave the dance floor once.
Wedding , December 27, 2016
Black and Gold Video Testimonial
Two people have already asked for your contact details. There was a full dance floor all night, and that was what I had asked for.
Wedding , November 18, 2016
The Earcandy Difference
Discover what makes us different.
Small but mighty.
We don't have hundreds of acts on our books.
Those we do, are here for a reason
Small but mighty.
At the heart of every Earcandy act is a simple philosophy; Life isn’t about facts and figures. It’s about feelings. The moments that shape who we are, moments that bring us together. These moments are what we live for.
That’s why our musical team buck the trend and develop our acts entirely from scratch. They are a manifestation of our passion and collective experience in the record industry; each one designed to leave you and your guests speechless.
The result? Acts that redefine what ‘live event entertainment’ should be.
What makes us different?
We aren’t a big agency with hundreds of bands on our books. We’re proud to be smaller and more personal. We believe our entertainment speaks volumes.
Straight From The Record Industry
Unlike most agencies, our staff have some impressive record industry credits. That expertise goes into each and every one of the Acts on our books.
Simply put, that means you get entertainment that sounds, looks and feels better.
Performers You’ll Love
When you book earcandy entertainment, you are not just booking a DJ or a band. You are booking some of the top performers, hand picked from the music industry.
We don’t have thousands of acts on our books; we believe that you get better entertainment when we focus on developing a select number of the best concept acts.
Performers that are with Earcandy events are auditioned and hand picked by the Musical Director (Act Owner) and are chosen for their performance quality, stage presence and that ‘special something’ that makes Earcandy performances spectacular.
Managing Your Booking Made Easy
Our in house entertainment coordinators will help manage your booking, so that you know you are in safe hands. With years of experience managing entertainment bookings for corporate events, weddings and parties, we will liaise with your venue to ensure the details are covered.
Personalise Your Booking
With a world of possibilities, make your booking unique with our upgrades and add ons, only available to earcandy customers.
Book direct with us for the best prices.
Earcandy Acts are made up of a pool of hand-picked performers. That means we can guarantee that your booking will not be cancelled by the act.
We receive good feedback about our service and our acts. Read the testimonials for each act on their page for real customer feedback.