Darrell started out in music at the young age of 12 teaching himself guitar and writing songs, performing all thru his school years. When he reached high school he was invited to join the marching band as a drummer and jazz band first as a bassist and then on to guitar. while still in high school he joined the legendary Velvet Knights drum and bugle corps as a percussionist and toured all of his high school summers with them.Once graduated from high school he attended the well known professional musician training program at Musicians institute in Hollywood California, studying directly with such notable teachers as Jeff Berlin, Tim Bogart, Frank Gimbale, Tim Landers and others. After finishing at "MI" he embarked on a very busy touring and recording career that has allowed him to visit many countries in the world and perform in front of millions of people both in person and on TV / videos.
Since his beginnings, he has strived to grow as a bassist and more importantly as a musician in general, he enjoys meeting people from many different backgrounds and loves the opportunity to share musical ideas and interact with other musicians.. Darrell is currently featured worldwide in a teaching video for CORT Guitar / Bass from South Korea, and has a new video soon to be released worldwide by Yamaha Musical instrumets introducing two of their newest models. He is also very active online and currently has over 1,060,000 views on his YouTube page.
"My Gruv Gear Stadium Bag has been invaluable to me on the road. So well constructed and thought out in it's design and its super-rugged materials have proven to be great for my crazy touring schedule. Most recently was with me with Jennifer Lopez and QUEEN's Symphonic rock spectacular. I also in my other life use this bag for my pro photography exploits (as a published Getty contributor) with recent travels including Finland, Europe, Mexico and USA shooting models, and this bag with it's versatility is the perfect travel companion."