• From : Cumbria, United Kingdom
  • Joined : Thu 20th Aug 2009, 9 years ago

About Me

At the age of 11 Darren became the Worlds Youngest 'Fender Endorsee' and was managed by Fender Manager...Dave Glover whom is a session bass player for Slade & Sweet. Over the Years Darren has performed live gigs, demonstrated Fender & Line6 Guitar products, performed in studios and calabirated with artists such as John Miles (Tina Turners Guitarist), Deane Ogden (Composer), Martin McAloon (Prefab Sprouts), STING, Eddie Allen (Marty Wilde & The Wildcats guitarist), Robbie Williams, Joe Satriani, Slade, Sweet, Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Bass Player) Blue Man Group, Laura & The Tears, Wheatus, Tommy Emmanuel, Hank Marving & The Shadows (just to name a few). Darrens main influences are Hank Marving & The Shadows, Joe Satriani, Calvin Harris, Hans Zimmer & Thomas Newman. Darren studied and completed at Newcastle Music College a National Diploma in Performing Arts & Popular Music with Martin McAloon from Prefab Sprouts as a tutor. Darren also has gained qualifications in guitar grades. In April 2005 Darren made contact with an award-winning film composer, Deane Ogden. Known for his experimental keen sense of filmic timing having composed music for TV & Media such as Dreams On Spec, Family, Ball & Chain, Sharkskin 6 & Lava Lounge, Darren was lucky enough to do some guitar session work with Deane on film Lava Lounge. Darren continues to compose and produce his own music. With Darren having this much talent, he continues to push for his dream to be a professional session guitarist or composer music for the media. Currently Darren is in a well known Cumbrian band (Nine Lives) who perform at various Charity Dues, Pubs/Clubs, Fairs & Festivals around the UK performing from classic rock to modern pop and their own material. Currently Nine Lives won the Battle of the Band in Cumbria and the prize was to open the Maryport Blues Festival supporting Jethro Tull & John Mayall. myspace.com/ninelivesinfo


Darren Rutter's Resume (Composing & Performing) Film Lava Lounge 2005 - Guitarist / Musician PERFORMER SKILLS Newcastle Music College, 2 A Levels & National Diploma In Popular Music & Performing Arts, 2005 Jimi Savage Guitar Studio, Guitar Lessons Guitar Grades Acquired - 1,2,3,4,5,6 AWARDS Search For A Junior Star, Best United Kingdom Guitarist At Age 12, ITV Tyne Tees Television Which Was Broadcasted Live Across the UK. Guitar Heroes - John Miles Was The Judge, Came 2nd, Was 15 Years Old & Came 2nd Against 25 Year Olds. BBC - Children In Need, Best Performance. The Shadows - Shadowmania, The Judges Were Bruce Welch, Jet Harris, Brian Bennett and came 1st for under 16’s

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