Citizens of Humanity, Spring 2017 Campaign
After Darren was interviewed about life as a New York drummer in Citizens of Humanity, he was asked to take part in their Spring 2017 campaign, modeling "The Noah" and "The Classic Jacket". Click the photo and here to see the full campaign.
BBC Radio Ulster, Documentary series: Playing for a Living
Darren is the focus of a 30 minute special on BBC Radio Ulster on January 29th, 2017. In this prestigious series, Linley Hamilton talks to some of the finest musicians from Northern Ireland. Darren discusses his first break into the music world in Belfast as a teenager, living and performing in New York for 21 years and playing around the world. You can listen by clicking here.
Brandon Flowers and Darren Beckett explain how they wrote "Cant Deny My Love" in a behind-the-scenes interview at NBC's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Darren is the focus of a 30 minute special on BBC Radio Ulster on January 29th, 2017. Darren discusses his first break into the music world in Belfast, living and performing in New York for 21 years and playing around the world. You can listen by clicking here.
Madeleine Peyroux, Royal Opera House Muscat
Darren will be performing with Madeleine Peyroux in February in Muscat, Oman.
Darren will be returning to one of his favourite places to play, Mumbai, India to perform with Griane Duffy in February at Asia's largest Blues fest.
Brandon Flowers, Life is Beautiful Fest
'Can't Deny My Love'
Sun|Drones 'Kill Me Baby'
Dirty Projector's Amber Coffman announced her solo album "City of No Reply" this summer, released on Columbia Records. Darren is delighted to be working with Amber, check back for some exciting announcements coming soon.
Darren's new band with enigmatic front man Josh Moran is Sun|Drones. Their debut show at Piano's in New York on March 1st was a mind-blowing success. Click on the photo for Under The Gun's full review.
The attention-grabbing "Kill Me Baby" is their teaser track. With Josh's scorching vocals, it's crazy pysch sounds and cool surfer rock reverb, it's already gaining mass appeal. Check back for the video soon.
2016: New Year, New Artists
Darren is working with fresh, new talent including recent Island signing Josh Moran (pictured). 2016 will also see Darren collaborate with Jazz innovator Aaron Parks, Jake Owen, Alexia BomTempo, and Brandon Owens, amongst others.
Keep checking back for updates.
Belfast Telegraph Feature
You can take the boy out of Antrim... Click here for The Belfast Telegraph's in-depth feature on Darren.
Darren in Citizens of Humanity
Citizens of Humanity Magazine interviewed Darren about his life and career, from becoming a drummer to what character traits drummers share.
For this uber cool interview and much more, head to Darren's press page.
NME Cover story: Brandon Flowers
Deputy Editor Eve Barlow interviewed Darren as part of her cover story on Brandon Flowers in this week's NME. Head to the press page to read more.
May 5th, 2015
For the full dates check out: Brandon Flowers Tour Dates
Rolling Stone review: Brandon Flowers at Webster Hall
Rolling Stone calls Brandon's new songs "truimphant" in this insightful review by Paula Mejia, and She cites Darren on drums as the rock backbone of the band.
Webster Hall, March 24th, NYC.
"Cant Deny My Love" World debut: March 23rd 2015
Brandon Flowers "Can't Deny My Love" had it's TV debut on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and it's UK Radio debut on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac on Monday March 23rd. Brandon's exciting new album The Desired Effect is out in May and you can buy "Can't Deny My Love" - co-written by Darren - NOW on itunes.
If you are in the US, you can watch Darren perform with Brandon here: NBC The Tonight Show: Brandon Flowers
Darren visits Paiste HQ in LA
Darren was at Paiste HQ in LA checking out some new cymbals. He's very excited about his new experimental 18" high hats; on top is a 2002 crash and on the bottom is an alpha medium swiss crash. "This is definitely going to add to the crunchy, explosive sound I'm going for on my rock tours," he said.
Darren also added to his collection a 24" giant beat ride and two formula 602 classic sound crashes. Thank you Paiste!
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