Darren Rhythm Guitar
How long have you been playing?
I started playing classical guitar in school at about 14 having previously studied violin… Since then I have played guitar and bass in many bands covering a wide range of musical styles including rock, pop, blues, rock ’n’ roll, folk and country.
Have you been in any other bands?
Amongst many short-lived originals and covers bands I have been a part of, I also spent a few years playing bass in the well established Cardiff based country band ‘The Cheating Hearts’ and was a guitarist in the backing band for successful Elvis impersonator Kurt Talon.
Who are your influences?
As a guitarist I particularly admire the special art of ‘rhythm guitar’ as displayed by great musicians like: James Cropper; James Hetfield; Bernard Butler; Johnny Marr; Graham Coxon; Nile Rodgers; Prince and Robbie Robertson… This is also an under appreciated side of the great David Gilmour that has influenced my playing.
What equipment do you use?
Fender Thinline Telecaster
Epiphone Les Paul
Taylor 12 String Acoustic
Yamaha Nylon Sting Acoustic
Line 6 Helix
Fender Hot Rod Deville 410