Based: Cape Town
He is a professional performer – vocalist, recording artist and songwriter. Known to most as the singing doctor and Pop Idols 1 finalist, he continues to grace a veritable plethora of audiences nationwide with his magical presence, motivational esteem and gusto charm.
A wide array of achievements has paved the road to his success.
IDOLS behind him, he has been entertaining crowds throughout the country with guest appearances, judging, hosting and motivating at numerous events.
Currently he holds down an extremely demanding week – jam packed with creativity and innovation.
He recently accomplished – In Fusion, a suave and stylish album which Darren describes as “a variety of styles ranging from contemporary ballads and pop rock to elements of lounge.”
The album comprises six original tracks and seven artfully chosen cover tracks.
This captivating album was the first South African Pop album to be mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London by Geoff Pesche, responsible for the likes of Coldplay, Sting, Kylie Minogue and Simon Webb (Blue). In Fusion was locally produced by Helmut Meijer, the Stellenbosch producer who drew fame from other big names DNA Strings, Delta Blue, Lara Frances, Abakondisi Brothers, Heinz Winckler and more….. His musical training has been astounding under the auspices of renowned international Tenor Lloyd Strauss–Smith as well as André Howard from the Stellenbosch conservatory of Music. He has been privileged to have studied under the dynamic figure of the esteemed Cape Town Opera Diva: Prof Virginia Davids from the UCT College of Music.
Darren has performed for Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday as well as for Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his foundation. He continues to perform for special events with distinction.