The objective of our organization is to please, tantalize, surprise and entertain our audiences, so they will come back again and again.  

Motor City Gold comes to you with a diverse combination of all styles of music focusing on; Oldies, urban, R&B, and Motown but including many other genres depending on the venue theme.  We have been performing together for almost a 20 year period.  Motor City Gold infuses their music into a unique, cool, high-energy soundscape.  Our band has gone through many transitions over the years as most bands do, and many members have come and gone and some still come back to play with us from time to time.  We love what we do and want to continue for as long as we can......Presently the band consists of:

Elena Brown-Robinson and Lisa Harris (lead and background vocalists), Steven Robinson (lead and rhythm guitar), David Bivins (bass, band leader), and Dan Renolds (saxophone).   As always we continue to pay homage to our singer and friend John Todd who has passed on (John we still miss you very much).

While working on our style and originality, we are incorporating our artistic talents to create and elevate our style of music to a refined live performance platform for an anticipating audience.
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    Elena Brown-
David Bivins discovered the music scene at 15 years old when he saw his brothers singing group.  He had always looked up to his older brothers and wanted to sing also, and having family members in the music world made it very easy.  So, when he picked up the bass guitar, his father demanded that he stop.  He said "it was a waste of time, get back to the books", so I stopped , but living on a street where there were 5 or 6 bands, it was very hard.

One day in school, the teacher wanted everyone to write a mini-biography of what we wanted to be.  Three teen students, which I did not like at all, played instruments, one played guitar, one played drums, and one played keys.  Nevertheless, we became the best of friends and formed a church band, and the rest is history, and there began my career in music.

While learning to play the bass guitar, keys, and drums, I was trained by some of the best:
Mr. Bernard Williams - Bass
Mr. Alvin Howell - Drums
Mr. Samuel Holt - Bass
Mr. Clarence Boyd - Bass
Mr. Larry Marcus (BKA Bingo) - Guitar
Mr. Larry Stanley - Drums
Mr. Charles Carter - Guitar

The bands I have performed in are as follows:
Inchant Aces Band
TKO Band
The Wis Band
Pacific Point Band
Ultimate Attraction
Mother Witt Band
True Desire Band
Motor City Gold (present, 18 years and still going strong)

                            Steven Robinson - Guitarist

Style:           Rock, Blues, R&B, Jazz, Contemporary Music

Education:  Community College - Two years of Music 
                    Theory 100-101

Experience: The National Music Center - Awarded                         Scholarship Jazz Studies - Instruction
                    Bob Frazen, 9-19-88 to 1-89

                    Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass
                    Summer Program (4 weeks) -  Instructor 
                    - Tim Goodrich

                    Fairmount School of Music, 9/88 - 10/88 -                     Instructor - Kevin Richens, Blues,                     Fingerpicking

                    Cleveland Music Settlement - Classic Guitar
                    Instructor - James Cuicici

                    Sodja Music - Rock Guitar - Instructor -                     Spike Martin 7/86- 8/86

                    Dick Lurie School of Music - Guitar - 10/78 -                     1/79

Influences:   Stevie Ray Vaughn
                     Robert Johnson
                     James Brown
                     Living Colour
                     Robert Cray
                     Jimmy Hendrix
                     Grant Green
                     Van Halen
                     B. B. King
                     Albert Collins
                     Wes Montgomery
                     Robben Ford

Bands:          The Doug King Band 1988-1990
                     Dancing With Bombs; Hard Rock, 1994-1995
                     Mother's Witt Band; R&B
                     Motor City Gold Band; Motown, R&B 1999-                     Present
                     E-Package Showband; Pop, R&B, 2016-                     Present

Elena Brown-Robinson is a singer, performer/entertainer, born and raised in Cleveland, OH.  Elena was introduced to music in church at a very young age by her father who was a singer and choir director, and that's where a lifelong love of music began.

There was a fear at first with her shyness and being young, but as the years went by, she overcame the fear and went on to start an ongoing musical journey.  

She started singing in church and local talent shows and events in and around the Cleveland area, and after reaching the legal age, she began performing professionally in a variety of venues in Cleveland and out of town.

Elena's favorite genres of musical influences are R&B, oldies, Funk, and 70's music, the music of her era, with special favored interest in male vocal groups. She has been involved in a variety of either dancing or singing groups and bands along the way starting from age 6 to the present. The first professional group as an adult was The Black Magic Band, and continued including the following: Ultimate Attraction VU (Voices Unlimited) Ready or Not and Motor City Gold (present) which has been together since 1999.

Presently she performs with Motor City Gold (MCG) on the weekends while working her full-time job, and hopes to be able to continue singing full time after retirement from working.  
Ms. Lisa Harris is a lead/background singer, performer and entertainer in the Motor City Gold Band.  She is called the "spark plug" of the band because of her infectious and excitement when performing on stage.  She has been singing and performing in various venues and social engagements for over 30 years and you can loves to perform as you can tell from her stage presence. 

She has a wide vocal range and enjoys various styles of music and artists which varies from oldies to pop. 

She loves what she does as you can see from the photo which shows the passion and love she has when performing.
           Dan Renolds