is the singer,
songwriter and guitarist with Dare To Be Charlie
an exciting acoustic duo where he performs alongside fellow
singer-songwriter Charlie Savigar. Daren
also plays guitar and sings in Charlie Savigar's
own contemporary country rock band.
Recently he also became part of the Alan Reed band (Alan Reed and the Daughters of Expediency) performing Alan's own solo material and songs by bis previous band - Pallas.
In total his work in bands and as a solo artist covers over 25
years and he has
shared the stage with such acts as Travis, The Specials, Gang Of Four, Half Man Half Biscuit,
Gene, David Devant & His Spirit Wife and Comsat
Live appearances have included the
Edinburgh Fringe, Greenbelt, Rockfield and Crossfire festivals and
in London and the UK and as far afield as Illinois and Nashville, USA and Gottingen in Germany.
He was taught the basics of studio recording by the legendary Andy
Hewitt of 2nd Sense Studios back in the days of tape and
timecode. Since then he's recorded and mixed tracks for Radio
Cracker, demos for many bands and studio recordings for acts including
Stars In Exile, Daniel Lehan and Charlie Savigar. For more
details of his recording, composing and music services, click here.
As a roadie he has toured the UK, Europe, Canada
and USA with pop acts The Pet Shop Boys and Katie Melua, leading to a
wealth of live and touring experience.
As if all that was not enough, he has also found time to write a collection of Steampunk Sci-fi short stories - Tales Of New Albion - which is now available to buy from Amazon as a Kindle download or paperback. He also records a weekly Steampunk Podcast which is available on Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher and Overcast.
"One man and
Daren Callow presents us with the vivid imagery and broken emotions
that one would expect to hear from an acoustic rock performer. However,
the great difference is that both the song writing and performance are
a cut above the rest. By using effects on the vocals, the songs take on
a new life of their own and really give you something to think about.
The songs are original and he has avoided the clichés that
acoustic rock, at times intolerable. Rhythmic and soulful, Daren Callow
captured the mood and imagination of the crowd."
punk, is this the birth of power punk? Daren Callow spits out his self
penned caustic lyrics over a high octane guitar, bass, keyboards and
drums backing. Overall I enjoyed this CD.”
Alan Reed and the Daughters of Expediency (2017
Guitarist for Ex-Pallas lead singer Alan Reed.
Alan Reed Website
Charlie Savigar / Dare To Be Charlie (2010
Exciting, up-and-coming country rock star featuring Daren on lead
guitar and backing vocals. The band also features the amazing
line-up of Alex Lofoco on
bass, and Daren's brother - Haydn Callow on drums.
This Happy Band (2010 -
A loose conglomeration of artists, musicians, poets and others who
appear from time to time at art events and festivals.
but not exclusive to, Lord Daniel Lehan, Frog Morris, Mr Solo (David
And His Spirit Wife), Calum F Kerr and Laughing Bear.
Youth (2008 - present)
be heard playing and
performing live with his own outfit the exciting alt-rockers Callow
ex-Drumtech instructor Haydn Callow on drums and percussion, and
multi-instrumentalist Wayne Myers on bass. Callow Youth shows combine
of rock, poetry and performance art. Also features Charlie Savigar on
backing vocals and percussion.
Stars In Exile
recently he formed part of the ethereal rock quartet Stars In Exile,
featuring Thelema exiles
Tim Felix and Neil Harris, and Mint400
exile Andy Prestige. This hard-hitting foursome mixed guitar
synths, dreamy arpeggios and in-your-face power guitars with punchy
drums for their debut album Luminosity.
Stevie Simmons, Sean"-y boy" Watkins and James "the frames"
Walker. These hard-working, ordinary lads played catchy,
indie numbers and were favourites of universities and local radio alike.
(1986 - 1996)
indie-pop outfit Air (not the French band), he supported an eclectic
mix of acts (Comsat Angels, Gang Of Four, The Specials, Half Man Half
Biscuit) and some up-and-coming indie acts (Gene, Travis, Out Of My
Hair, Jenny Jones), and played the Greenbelt and Edinburgh Fringe