Darren Middleton

Darren Middleton has a stellar history of side projects and solo outings that started with Drag back in 2000.

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Since the last days of Powderfinger, Darren has released 2 more albums and an EP—this time under his own name.

Darren’s first solo release, Translations (2013), showcased the breadth of Darren’s musical chops and opened a lot of eyes and ears along the way. The liner notes read like a ‘who’s who’ of the Australian music industry, with guests including Bernard Fanning, Paul Dempsey, Pete Murray, Clare Bowditch and Nic Cester.

The follow-up, Splinters (2015), sees Darren experimenting with new sounds, instrumentation and darker moods. The end result is an emotive record with a lot of depth. This time ‘round he invited along someone by the name of Missy Higgins. Melodic delight ensues.

And in late 2016, Darren released a new EP called Lightning Halos, breaking new ground by crowdsourcing a global choir for the title track.

Darren has also started a new film and TV scoring company called SONAIRE with his partner. Head to www.sonaire.org for more info.

Darren is still very active on the live circuit and a big supporter of our upcoming young artists.

Find out more about what Darren Middleton is up to These Days.