Darrell has a unique style, rich in unusual techniques rarely seen on the acoustic guitar. He has seized every opportunity to jam or have mentoring sessions with many amazing guitarists, including Jazz legend Martin Taylor and guitar genius and author Richard Chapman.
By 2006, he was working as a session guitarist and bassist with a few different acts including ‘Ghosts’ (best known for the chart topping single ‘Stay The Night’) and working behind the scenes for legendary producer Andy Gill and his band ‘Gang of four’.
In 2008 Darrell began to experiment using the guitar as a percussive instrument, achieving ‘drum-like’ sounds to accompany the more conventional pitched notes. This technique has since become one of the central elements of his playing style.
Darrell has performed as a support act for many well known acts ranging from Carl Palmer of Emmerson Lake and Palmer to Toploader.
- Oxo Tower
- Private Corporate bookings in Europe
7 nation army
Ain’t no sunshine
All of me
All the things you are
Crazy (Knarles Barkley)
Don’t know why
Everything I do
Eye of the tiger
Have you met miss jones
here comes the sun
I got rhythm
Livin on a prayer
Love is all around
Mad world (harmonics intro)
Michel Jackson Medley
My funny valentine
Oh Danny boy
Rolling in the deep
smells like teen spirit
somebody that i used to know
Stir it up
Sweet child O mine
the cantina band
What a wonderful world
When I’m 64
As well as solo performances Darrell offers other instrumental options for a duo or trio.
You can book Darrell with ‘Miss Jones’ as duo ‘Savoy Crystal’
“Sultry vocals combined with mesmerising guitar sounds and piano grooves, this duo are the perfect pairing, ideal for playing jazz and contemporary classics.”
For other line-up options please enquire.
2 x 45 mins sets
At Parties and Corporate functions Darrell’s set is often 2 x 45mins. For Weddings, Darrell can accommodate set times accordingly. For example a 5 minute ceremonial performance, followed by 30 minutes of contemporary classic songs during a drinks reception and then a 40 minutes Jazz set during dinner.
“I couldn’t recommend the guys more highly for his talent, friendliness and professionalism.”
Douglas Gant, Hampshire
“Darrell is a brilliant and exciting new musical talent”
“His solo arrangements are absolutely enchanting. We have a few musicians in the family and they were transfixed!”
Rhona Burgess, Somerset
“The perfect background music for our meal, really lovely, I will certainly recommend him for any friends weddings.”
Jenny Stevens, West London
2 x 45min sets in London – £250
Other regions quote to be provided on request