Who is this weirdo?
Rock icons such as Kiss, Alice Cooper, Meatloaf, and Queen were superheroes and practically parental figures to an impressionable young Darren Michael Boyd. As a result, he is comfortable playing all kinds of music, and feels at home with a big theatrical show – regardless of the venue size. After years of touring, writing, recording, Darren has developed his own dynamic musical style, along with authenticity and unprecedented professionalism.
The belligerent tone of Darren’s guitar playing pays tribute to the rock monsters he grew up listening to, while quite literally screaming individuality. Ultimately, the priority is always on the most important thing of all – creating great songs!
Darren Michael Boyd has toured and recorded with various artists, including Black Ju-Ju, Creeping Beauty, and Famous Underground (featuring Juno award-winning vocalist Nick Walsh).
He was invited multiple occasions to privately audition for platinum-selling artist Fefe Dobson, and was asked to write songs for Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric’s side band Beasto Blanco.
Darren received a scholarship to attend a week in Toronto in the summer of 2007 at Guitar Workshop Plus, with some of the best players in the business as instructors (Paul Gilbert/Billy Sheehan/Sue Foley).
He has shared the stage with many classic and current acts such as One-Eyed Doll, Wednesday 13, Yngwie Malmsteen, Stryper, Stitched Up Heart, and Lee Aaron, to name a few.
Darren has kept busy performing shows with Creeping Beauty, both in full band and acoustic duo format. He has also been recording guitar solos for new Famous Underground music, preparing to hit the studio with Creeping Beauty for a new release, and recording an EP of very personal rock and roll songs for a Darren Michael Boyd solo project!
The objective for Darren Michael Boyd has always been the same: play loud, be seen, and be heard. With that motto in mind, he is always creating, performing, and looking forward to being part of the next musical team that he can contribute to - and proceed to tear the world a new one…