Darren Frank is a singer, songwriter, musician and human who makes multiform grownup, soul-tinged pop music. Encompassing a wide range of styles, his songs are bursting with melodies that linger, hooks that stick, grinding riffs, coordinated rhythms, and words that sing about (among other things) the polarities of life.
In 2008, he put some of these songs on his Coal To Diamond EP, an eclectic and engaging affair which received some nice reviews and put Frank on the radar.
March 2010 saw the release of his first full length album entitled ..That Lived-In Look..... Recorded at the Physics Lab with engineer/producer Terry Paholek, this bold and diverse new project offers Frank's inevitable next steps toward making more music.
Darren has been asked to share the stage with Chad VanGaalen, Frank Black, Destroyer, Aidan Knight, We Are The City, Brett Dennen, Adrian Belew and has showcased at such festivals as Sled Island, New Music West, WCMA's, and CMW.
“Edmonton’s answer to Josh Rouse, Darren Frank... is one of the artists that will soon inherit the earth...”
-Aubrey MacInnis, Exclaim! Magazine, Sled Island Review, August ‘07
Praise for That Lived-In Look:
"Darren Frank’s second album — his first full-length — is like its predecessor, sneakily solid, full of twists. Like Hadrian’s Column in Rome, a carved spiral of eroded stories immune to the eternal bustle and shill around them, fast-forwarding through the sunsets. The music fits this, as if built of both stone and light, endurance and electronica." 4/5
- Fish Griwkowsky - SEE Magazine
...this endearing 11-song set should ensure he can reach a wider audience in this direction pretty soon I reckon. 4/5
- Paul Pledger - Allgigs - U.K.
Praise for Coal To Diamond:
“...This five-song EP immediately cheered me up from an already level mood, being joyfully and almost nostalgically melodic and as caffeinated as Wham in notable ways... Coal to Diamond is also an apt name, with Frank's experiences being the coal while the polish on this more than capable pop-songwriter record is the gemstone.“
- 4 out of 5, The Edmonton Sun, December 15, ‘07
“Darren Frank turns workaday woes into songwriting gold...
- Zoltan Varadi- See Magazine, December 13, ‘07
Darren Frank, firstname.lastname@example.org, (604)-700-6806 www.myspace.com/darrenfrank