Gold Shoes

Gold Shoes

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
BandHip HopRock

Gold Shoes fuses all the best elements of hip-hop, modern and classic pop, rock & roll, jazz and blues to create a unique blend of music that cannot be easily defined and limited by the boundaries of genre.


Gold Shoes was formed in 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their current lineup consists of Buggs Tha Rocka (lead vocals/MC), Archie Niebuhr (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Steven Shaefer (lead guitar/saxophone/backing vocals), Mike Weigand (keyboards/backing vocals), Kevin Johnson (bass guitar) and Tony Kuchma (percussion). Fueled by the various musical backgrounds of the six members, Gold Shoes creates a collective sound that blurs the lines between hip-hop, rock, jazz and blues music. Gold Shoes released their debut recording effort, "the Gold Shoes EP," in November of 2009. The band has taken the stage in support of several national acts including Wiz Khalifa, John Mayer, Wale, Big Sean, Kings Of Leon and The Black Keys; they have also performed for events sponsored by Landor International and CityBeat. The band began recording their first full-length album, "The Gold Shoes LP," in the spring of 2011; the album was released April 27th, 2012. In October of 2011, Gold Shoes released the first single from The Gold Shoes LP, “Trade Your Wings,” online as well as producing a music video for the song. A second single and music video for "Barely Alive" were released in March, 2012.

Gold Shoes is currently an independent act but seeking major label representation.

©2012 Gold Shoes


Listen to The Gold Shoes LP now in our audio section!

Albums & Singles:

Gold Shoes EP - 2009

Trade Your Wings (single) - 2011

Barely Alive (single) - 2012

The Gold Shoes LP - April 2012

Set List

Gold Shoes tailors its set lists for every performance and thus our music choices for an evening may vary. However, we have most frequently put together set lists for the following performance lengths: 30 minutes, 45 minutes & 1 hour