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Biography of Darcy D

Comes from a musical family. Father played guitar and keyboards. The whole family sings.

Took a keen interest in guitar at an early age. By 19 years old discovered voice as an instrument and started singing professionally

Toured Western Canada Club Scene with the group “Simon Kaos” 1981-1987

Enjoyed gold record success with Juno award winning North American concert draw, “Prism” 1987-2004

Composed and performed on several CD’s released in Europe, UK and Japan through Escape Music, England 1995-2001

Completed a contemporary jazz standards album titled, “A Little Sumpin, Sumpin” 2002

Currently

  • Studying & Teaching the Speech Level Singing Method
  • Music Producer
  • Singing for Vancouver band “Famous Players”
  • Director of “Valley Voices” vocal competition
  • Developing country artist, “Stephanie Spence”

Darcy is actively developing young talent from voice coaching, to finished product.

He is available as a performance coach for both live & studio applications.

He can also help determine your style, sound, genre and what’s needed “next” to move your career forward.


CD Release Credits

Prism - Over 60 Minutes with Prism
Released 1988 via Capital Records
Featured songs: “Way of the World”, “Good to be Back” co-written by Jim Vallance, Al Harlow & Bryan Adams

Prism - Jericho
1993 Spinner Music Group
Canada

White Vision
1995 Long Island Records
Germany, Sweden, UK

Pokerface - “Life’s a Gamble”
1997 Escape Music
UK, Europe, Japan, Italy

Allied Forces “RU Wild”
1999 Escape Music

Foreigner Tribute (Collaboration)
2001 Escape Music

Darcy D - “A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’”
2002 Independent
Jazz Standards

Other Credits
Sound Track for EA Sports Triple Play 2000
Song: Ordinary Day
Album: Pokerface, “Life’s a Gamble”

Shared the Stage with

Alice Cooper
Black & Blue
Bryan Adams
CCR
Chilliwack
David Coverdale
Deep Purple
Doug & the Slugs
ELO
Gerry Doucette
Glass Tiger
Haywire
Headpins
Helix
Honeymoon Suite
Kansas
Lee Aron
Loverboy
Nazareth
Pat Benetar
Pat Travers
Queensryche
Quiet Riot
Rick Derringer
Sammy Hagar
Sass Jordan
Stampeders
Steppenwolf
Streetheart
Stryper
Styx
Trooper
Uriah Heap
ZZ Top

Additional Experience:

Company Manager for theatre production company “Red Rock Diner” 2002-2003

Tour Manager “Gob” /Nettwerk Management 2003-2004
Toured with Swollen Members, Theory of a Deadman, Mest, Simple Plan, Fall Out Boy, Gold Finger, Sum 41

Currently:

  • Living with wife Christina and children in Abbotsford BC
  • Owner of Darcy D Vocal Studio in Historic downtown Abbotsford
  • Writing and Recording new material
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