Think bass is just background? Think again. Darren Michaels is a singer-songwriter who sees the electric bass guitar as a chordal and melodic instrument along with its supportive role. Using a specially-designed bass guitar and lines of honest lyrics, Darren crafts positive, genre-hopping songs exploring gratitude, determination, longing, brevity of life, gentle action, and love of Nature.
Since graduating with honors from Atlanta Institute of Music in 2000, Darren has performed and recorded in a plethora of styles and has released three albums as a soloist, green (2002), equilibrium (2004), and Cumulo (2008). While many others have taken the solo bass path, Darren puts a new spin on things.