Darren earned his degree at the Leeds College of Music and Masters Degree at The Guildhall School Of Music and Drama. He has established himself on the London jazz scene as a much sought-after bassist working with notable musicians such as; Jean Toussaint (Jazz Messengers) ,Bruce Barth, Pee Wee Ellis, Larry Coryell, Alex Garnett, Leon Greening, Renato D’a iello, Steve Fishwick, Jim Mullen, Ernesto Simpson, Dave Cliff, Emma Smith, and Henry Lowther and outside of the jazz world -Oscar Winner Glen Hansard, Andrew Philpott (Depeche Mode) and film composer Maurice Seezer.
Long time member of Irish cult folk rock band Interference led by Fergus O’Farrell (RIP), who features in the Oscar winning Irish independent film and now Broadway musical ‘Once’.
Darren performed with Interference to a sold out Radio City Music Hall , New York City 2008.
Other engagements included an hour long concert on Irish Television programme ‘Other Voices’ and also performed at numerous international music festivals.