The Gold Coast Orchestra
Long Island and NYC's Premiere Elegant Wedding and Event Band
About The Band
The GOLD COAST ORCHESTRA was created to serve the most discerning and sophisticated hosts of elegant weddings, corporate events, mitzvahs, and other exclusive private parties. Our elite ensemble includes multiple high-energy vocalists who authentically cover all musical styles, an explosive rhythm section, and a full horn section. For those who appreciate the finer things, the GOLD COAST ORCHESTRA is one of the most sought-after premium bands in the tri-state area.
We cover every style of music to satisfy all of your guests from every generation and enthusiastically perform your requests, such as first dances and cake cutting songs. Our experienced emcees work with your caterer or planner to transform your party into a seamless Memorable Event!
“Music makes the party and the GOLD COAST ORCHESTRA makes the music your guests will remember and talk about for years to come,” bandleader and drummer Michael Kohn said. “We get your celebration started and keep it flowing and energized until the grand finale. We pride ourselves on providing the perfect soundtrack for a truly unforgettable experience that will be treasured for a lifetime.”
Far more entertaining than the average old-school, clichéd bands of the past, the group offers an engaging style with high-energy performances to transform your next function into a spectacular event.
The dynamic ensemble performs everything from the luxurious sounds of smooth jazz, to contemporary top 40-dance music, as well as electrifying rock and roll, and specialty ethnic material. There are no watered-down, generic versions of songs, just soulful performances true to the original recordings, with every style passionately presented.
From a serene cocktail hour to kicking the party into high gear and rocking the dance floor, we present the ultimate in stylish, fun and exciting entertainment. Our presentation of signature medleys is unstoppable, packing your dance floor and keeping your guests moving all night long.
Engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, ceremonies, receptions, and after parties are all presented with the same customized touch of class.
Relax and let the Gold Coast Orchestra’s experienced party professionals help plan one of the most essential elements of your upcoming affair–the entertainment. We provide unparalleled pre-event planning, painlessly guiding you through the entire process to fulfill your vision for that special day of your dreams.
Doesn’t your next event deserve the GOLD COAST ORCHESTRA?
Behind the Music
Michael and Leslie Kohn founded The GOLD COAST ORCHESTRA a decade ago under the name Goldilocks. The popularity of the band soared as they performed at the top clubs and casinos across the tri-state area, including Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, the Hard Rock Café and Resorts World at Aqueduct Raceway.
Demand for the group to perform at weddings, corporate functions and other events led to an expansion of the band to include some of the top players in the New York area. Now featuring additional vocalists and a horn section, the group was rechristened the GOLD COAST ORCHESTRA, to represent the elegance and charm of Long Island's legendary North Shore.
"The name itself conjures images of the timeless sophistication and class of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby," Leslie said.
Michael and Leslie studied music at NYU, as well as with some of the top private instructors in Manhattan. After making the proverbial "beautiful music together" for several years, the couple married and are raising two young children on Long Island.
Michael, the group’s drummer and leader, played his first professional wedding gig at the age of 13 with his father’s acclaimed band, The Joe Kane Orchestra. He has performed with a diversified myriad of groups ever since, in venues ranging from CBGB to the Plaza Hotel, and also leads the reggae-calypso band HIGH TIDE.
His lifetime of experience is utilized leading every GOLD COAST ORCHESTRA performance, working with the host and caterer of each party with professionalism and expertise to assure that each event is a truly unique and exceptional experience.
"It is an honor and privilege to work with our clients to provide the ultimate soundtrack for celebrating their life’s most special occasions," Michael said.
He also publishes the Tower Times at North Shore Towers and is a freelance writer, whose work has been published in national music magazines.
Leslie has performed in a variety of musical theater productions, and is also a music and theater teacher at NYC's prestigious Scholars' Academy. In addition, she is a lead vocalist for the 80s tribute band Atomic Mary.
Doesn't your next event deserve the Gold Coast Orchestra?
(516) 431-2001 • michael@GoldCoastOrchestras.com