The third band in the Making Moves series is Richmond, VA’s Goldrush.
Goldrush came together when Prabir Mehta, who was in a local Richmond band called Prabir and The Substitutes, met Treesa Gold and Matt Gold, classical instrumentalists who often play with the Richmond Symphony. The Substitutes were going to record some new tracks with Treesa and Matt, but then broke up.
From the proverbial ashes of The Substitutes, Prabir, Treesa and Matt all realized they shared a self professed love for Beethoven and The Beatles. Fast forward, the three come together, add Gregg Brooks and Goldrush is born.
As you might have noticed our attention-to-detail reader, Goldrush share a hometown with our very own Matt Taylor. So guess who produced the Goldrush sessions?
Here’s what Matt has to say about how he came across Goldrush:
It’s a funny story. I was cleaning my house with iTunes blaring on shuffle. A song that I didn’t recognize came on. It sounded like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with bits of Elvis Costello, Soul Coughing, Led Zeppelin with 2 classical instruments thrown in. It blew my mind so I checked to see what it was. Of course it was labeled Track 01 and there was no band name. I remembered that from time to time my friend Kevin would send me songs that he had recorded, so I took a shot in the dark and asked him who it was. The song in question ended up being “Touch” by a band called Goldrush that he had recorded months earlier. I had never heard them until that moment when they shuffled their way into my life. I immediately did some research on the band and found out that they were playing a show. I went to see them and was blown away. I knew then that I had to work with them in some fashion. When the Making Moves series came about, Goldrush was my only choice.
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Keep an eye out for the Goldrush Making Moves single coming out this year on Mad Dragon Records + The Boombox Generation.
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