Guv’nor of the low end…
Darren has been playing bass for over 25 yrs starting his professional career on the UK theatre & festival circuits touring with various Country music acts signed to the Ritz record label.
His love of Motown and 60’s soul music in general eventually lead to Darren being invited to join the eminent British soul singer Cliff Bennett and his band The Rebel Rousers on various UK and European tours, a role that he enjoyed for 5 years.
Since childhood Darren always had a passion for Rock n Roll music and the chance to play in The Chas Hodges Rock n Roll Trio with legendary pianist Chas Hodges and renowned drummer Micky Burt (Chas n Dave and both ex Cliff Bennett musicians) was an opportunity not to be missed.
Through his work as a freelance studio musician and producer Darren spent 2 years touring as bass player and band leader with much loved Irish singer Rose-Marie.
Darren has also covered many different styles of music as a deputising bass player due to his ability to fit into any band (often at short notice) making sure that whether in the studio or on live shows the “bottom end” is in safe hands.
Chas Hodges Band
In 2009 Darren continued his work with Chas Hodges joining Chas & His Band and enjoying a busy touring schedule of theatres, clubs and festivals around the world.
Darren had been Chas’s regular bass player for over 10 years until Chas’s tragic passing in September 2018.