The winter of 2017 brought cabin fever. What does one do? I decided to start a side project devoted to performing with just a voice and a guitar, all alone and only with memory lane to guide me. I have had the pleasure of performing with great artists, and all of that live playing and recording experience and a passion for classic country, rockabilly and alt country music has inspired me to do this. I hope you will enjoy my interpretation of legends like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Rivers, Elvis Presley, John Mellencamp, Steve Earle and like minded artists. The passing of Gord Downie and the memories of the late 80s/early 90s Canadian scene also moved me to add these songs to other Canadian legends on the songlist. If you can relate to these sentiments, you will be in good company with me. I`m looking forward to seeing you......btw...I am a lucky man in that I have this lady above to cheer me on, my lovely wife and photographer Cheryl.
We hired Darren for a surprise birthday party and we never left the dance floor! His authentic singing made you think you were hearing the real artists he covers. Even if you just like to sit back and be entertained and listen you will not be disappointed. He ended up getting hired for other private performances by our friends based on this. Would not hesitate in recommending him!
We had the pleasure of having Darren entertain us twice. He played at our local Community Centre for one of our pub nights with great reviews from all. We also had him play at our daughter`s wedding on our property. he plays a wide range of songs, something for all ages to enjoy. We would recommend him for any occasion.
James and Bertha
Darren, thank you for reaching out and connecting about your music. You have a great mix of talent, skills and warm personality. We`d be thrilled to have you back to fill the RMG with your sweet melodies!
Carla Sinclair, Manager of Community and Volunteer Development, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON