What do you get when you blend a bit of Funk, Jazz, Blues, Psychedelic rock in the style of Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz… the nom de plume of Indian-born, Australian-based musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer that is Darren Hart.
Raised in Melbourne, Australia, Hart issued a demo in 2010, which caught the ear of Lars Stalfors of the Mars Volta, who offered to mix the tracks. Those newly polished versions appeared on Hart’s buzzed about 2013 debut EP, Offtime, which was released via Island Records.
2015 saw Hart release his second EP titled “Breakthrough”, which featured 2 Triple J #1 played songs “When a Man’s A Fool” and the title track “Breakthrough”.
Hart joined the ranks at Universal for his sophomore LP, 2016’s “Smoke Fire Hope Desire”. The album earned much praise and accolades including being awarded “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the GQ Australia Men Of The Year Awards, being invited to collaborate on a song with The Roots & Lenny Kravitz for the official 2016 Olympic Games Campaign and gaining major radio airplay including landing Triple J’s Album of the Week.
His song “Power” featured in the DC Comics NBC sitcom ‘Powerless’, and also landed a video premiere for the single “Peculiar” on Conan O’Brien’s digital channel “Team Coco”.
In 2018, American rapper Joey Bada$$ recruited Hart to play guitar in his live band for Triple J’s renowned live music segment “Like A Version”. The broadcast was well received, and currently has many Harts fans eagerly anticipating what’s on the horizon for the new year…
Harts returns to Blues on Broadbeach with an enhanced band including a live brass section to avenge his washed at 2016 performance.

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