Acoustic Club Taunton CICCIC Darren Hodge Living on a Prayer
Performing at Creative Innovation Centre CIC (CICCIC) at the Acoustic Guitar Mashup is talented Darren Hodge.
Darren James Hodge is a young man from Taunton, Somerset who is regarded by his peers as one of the top up and coming young guitarists in the country. After picking up his first guitar six years ago at the age of twelve Darren has been astounding audiences up and down the country with his ability and instrumental style of playing.
Darren has been very busy over the last couple of years and has already graced the stage withsome of the top guitarists in the world including Tommy Emmanuel, Clive Carroll, Ben Hughes all of whom are at the top of theirfield and have backed Darren as a future star. He is also an endorsee of the UK’S leading guitar company Tanglewood Guitars who had no hesitation in backing Darren once they heard him perform.
All this has culminated in the completion of his first solo album “The Road To Nashville” which includes no less than seven pieces composed by Darren himself. All in the industry who have heard Darren perform agree that this young man is a star of the future.
In October 2013 he reached the final 10 of the BBC Radio 2 Young folk awards 2014 although he did not make the final 4 the experience was invaluable and he intends to apply again for 2015.
At the start of 2014 Darren was signed to Jelli Records on a full Management/Recording contract which has opened up a whole new chapter in his career. With Bigger venues and is now supporting some of the top artists in the country.
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