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The Team - our Music Leaders

Darren PoyzerDarren Poyzer

Darren has over 30 years experience of music making and promoting events. As a singer and songwriter in his own right he continues to play many prestigeous venues and festivals, he is a Youth Worker for Cheshire West and Chester, and leader of a number of community singing groups and open mic sessions.

A former Project Manager for Music Leader North East, Darren has wide ranging experience of teaching in Special Needs schools, as a college music tutor teaching at BTEC level, in stage management and tour support, and as an events promoter has delivered an estimated 2,500+ live music gigs.

More about Darren can be found on his website at www.poyzer.com.

Karen JamesKaren James

Karen is an outstanding vocalist who is much respected in our local community. She joins us a volunteer, and looks to encourage singers and musicians to take to the microphone with confidence, and develop the ability to work with music and musicians on the live stage.

Karen can often be seen singing at community events, and as host compere and one of the special guest performers, she was central to this year's 'Reddfest 2019,The Great Get Together & A Celebration of Reddish'.

We look forward to welcoming Karen as the newest member of our team!

Dave TownsonDave Townson

Dave is an experienced guitarist, singer and songwriter with almost 50 years experience who has worked full-time professionally in Canada, and more recently semi-professionally in the UK. He excels in live performance and his specialisms are good-time rock'n'roll, blues and contermporary rock music.

Dave is an experienced and qualified lecturer having taught mathematics and electronics in higher education colleges, and was MD for 15 years for 'Audioleisure' specialising in installing sound systems in leisure complexes, military complexes, public shopping malls and places of worship.

Dave currently plays with Paul Cargill in a semi-professional duo called The Carson Experience, and they can be found via Facebook.


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