PA System and Lights
"Darren is that rare breed of musician who believes supporting the scene is as important as developing his talent. An infectious personality, prodigious talent and a wonderful compere."
- Rob Ellen (Belladrum Tartan Heart)
Opener and End Of the Night: I'm very happy and capable of opening a night, setting a pleasant atmosphere, introducing and accomodating special guests, and then ending the evening with some rousing acoustic anthems.
Sound and Lights: I can provide a small professional sound system with microphones, leads and some lights, even an acoustic guitar and piano if required, and I am very happy to ensure everyone who plays gets a good sound set-up.
Originals and Cover Versions: I am happy to accomodate anyone and everyone playing originals and / or cover versions, and request that song content is appopriate to the venue and occasion.
Experience: I've been running open mic nights and hosting events since the mid-1980's, and in the early 2000's the Manchester Evening news' City Life magazine titled me 'The Godfather of the Manchester Acoustic Scene'.
Currently Running ...
For open mics I host presently, please see the Gig Guide.