RECENT SOLO PERFORMANCES:
9/26/19 - Olde Town Folkways - Fort Collins, CO
w/ Darling West (from Norway)
7/13/19 - Strings & Stories - Longmont, CO
w/ Daniel Rodriguez (Elephant Revival)
11/17/18 - eTown Hall - Boulder, CO
w/ Jill Solbule
4/25/18 - The Armory - Fort Collins, CO
w/ Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
Listen to Darren's latest release HEART ATTACK SLEEVES via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/darrengarvey/albums
2018 Song Share: https://www.youtube.com/darren-garvey/2018-song-share
Darren at Red Rocks with ELEPHANT REVIVAL: https://www.youtube.com/elephant-revival/red-rocks
Darren's long-anticipated sophomore record Heart Attack Sleeves (June 8th, 2018) was recorded in a turn-of-the-century victorian mansion in Neenah during the cold Wisconsin winter. Accomplishing a more raw and real sound than on past solo recordings, Garvey chose from minimal studio takes and avoided leaning on editing.
Multi-instrumentalist Darren Garvey is best know as the versatile drummer and percussionist in Elephant Revival, but has established himself as an idiosyncratic songwriter with heavy-hearted lyrics and clever arrangements. Against his better judgement, Darren has challenged himself to post a new song every week this year in a grand experiment that he's calling his 2018 Song Share (video playlist to left).
While touring extensively with ER and past projects Shook Twins, Cameron McGill & What Army, Daniel and the Lion, Andreas Kapsalis Trio, and Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, remaining an active songwriter and producer has been the one constant. Darren's debut solo effort Under A Common Ceiling (2010) delivers honest and sincere lyrics while offering "advice for the struggle with technology and loneliness" and set in an indie folk/pop infused soundtrack-like excursion.