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Darren Garvey is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, producer, and cross-pollinator best known for his work as a drummer and percussionist.  He studied under Chicago greats Glenn Kotche and Michael Zerang in addition to earning a degree in percussion performance and jazz studies from the University of Illinois.

Darren has been touring in the U.S. and overseas with various bands since 1998.  Highlights include a 2010 performance at Germany's famed Rockpalast drumming with Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons, touring with Counting Crows on their 2014 U.S. Summer Tour on drums with Daniel and the Lion, and performing with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra as part of Elephant Revival in 2016.

Spending his early Chicago days working at Touch and Go Records, he eventually became the Music Director at I.V. Lab Studios.  It is here that Darren produced and composed music for film and TV and brought in such artists as multiple Grammy Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird.

In 2010, Darren Garvey released his debut solo record Under A Common Ceiling.  He is currently recording his sophomore solo release and touring with Elephant Revival on drums and percussion.
 
 

Shows

Date Event Location
Elephant Revival Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Elephant Revival Aggie Theater, Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theater, Fort Collins, CO
Elephant Revival Stargazers Theatre, Colorado Springs, CO Stargazers Theatre, Colorado Springs, CO
Darren Garvey - solo performance Uncommon Ground - Edgewater, Chicago, IL Uncommon Ground - Edgewater, Chicago, IL
Elephant Revival Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Elephant Revival Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Elephant Revival Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Elephant Revival WOW Hall, Eugene, OR WOW Hall, Eugene, OR
Elephant Revival The Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, CA The Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, CA
Elephant Revival Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Elephant Revival Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Elephant Revival Crystal Bay Club - Crown Room, Crystal Bay, NV Crystal Bay Club - Crown Room, Crystal Bay, NV
Elephant Revival Knitting Factory, Boise, ID Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
 —  — Elephant Revival WinterWonderGrass, Steamboat Springs, CO WinterWonderGrass, Steamboat Springs, CO
Elephant Revival Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction, CO Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction, CO
Elephant Revival Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, CO Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, CO
Elephant Revival Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO
Elephant Revival Animas City Theatre, Durango, CO Animas City Theatre, Durango, CO
Elephant Revival Animas City Theatre, Durango, CO Animas City Theatre, Durango, CO
Elephant Revival Park City Live, Park City, UT Park City Live, Park City, UT
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Recordings

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Under A Common Ceiling

Selected Discography

 

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NOV 2016 : Elephant Revival + Colorado Symphony


This year took an exciting turn in May when I joined up with Elephant Revival to help them put on their first headlining show at Red Rocks.  After spending the summer and fall on the road, we're now joined by the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall on Saturday, Nov 26th. 

It is a huge honor to be playing in this world class performance space (see rehearsal video below).  Boettcher Concert Hall was the very first U.S. built symphony hall "in the round."  It was based upon European models Concertgebo

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