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Winning the Bass Ireland Arts Award in 1994 was just the beginning of Darren's illustrious career as a musician. A drummer and composer for over 20 years, Darren has featured in many articles. The back catalogue may take some time to be added so please check back as this page develops.​



Citizens of Humanity Magazine interviewed Darren about his life and career; from becoming a drummer to what character traits drummers share. 


You can take the boy out of Antrim... Click on the image for The Belfast Telegraph's in-depth feature on Darren.

August, 2015

Deputy Editor Eve Barlow interviewed Darren as part of her cover story on Brandon Flowers in this week's NME. Click on the image to read the page featuring Darren and here for the online version.

May 5th, 2015

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.

Rolling Stone review: Brandon Flowers at Webster Hall

Rolling Stone calls Brandon's new songs "truimphant" in this glowing review by Paula Mejia, and She cites Darren on drums as the rock backbone of the band.

Webster Hall, March 24th, NYC. 

NME's review of "Cant Deny MY Love" by the brlliant Eve Barlow.

Digital Spy's 5 star review of "Cant Deny MY Love"

New York City: is it still a Mecca for musicians on the make? The Irish Times, 5 April 2014

Darren is interviewed about making it in NYC; from humble beginnings to world tours

Brandon Flowers to play Ahoghill?

BBC Northern Ireland speaks to Darren

3 September 2010


Meeting The Boss

The day Darren became an American Citizen Bruce Springsteen gave him a special gift to congratulate him. 

21 September 2012

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