Darrin can point to several musical influences behind the music he now writes: Jason Mraz, David Gray, Shaday, and Darrin also talks about the incredible influence of classic rock icons -The Beatles, Eagles, other great bands of the seventies, among others.
About Jason Mraz, “He involves so many styles, like Reggae, even shades of Sade,” says Charles. “I just feast on all that range of styles you find in Jason’s repertoire.”
Darrin also pulls influence from several country artists. If he gets pinned down to name one that stands out over the rest, he will cite Brad Paisley as one to especially admire. “But know this, he is a really under-rated guitarist too,” Darrin proclaims.
Some years ago Darrin helped form a band called Suburban Struggle. Today, you can find them playing at a variety of venues all over Pinellas County. And sometimes, you can catch them a little further away in neighboring regions of Florida. One observer and a local business owner commented, “you can go to places around St. Pete and see Darrin and his guys really rocking out the house.”