guitarist music technology specialist
Welcome to the website for Darren Taggart, a UK based Musician and Teacher of Music and Production.
With more than 20 years playing experience, Darren has appeared across the UK, Europe, United States of America and Canada to crowds exceeding 50,000. Career highlights include sharing stages with Billy Idol, Newton Faulkner, James Blunt, Lightning Seeds, A-ha, The Wonderstuff, Gary Numan, The Stranglers, Matt Terry (X Factor) and Lee Latchford Evans (Steps) as well as live sessions for regional and national radio stations. Darren is also an experienced backline technician and sound engineer, with past clients including The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Pete Docherty, Toby Jepson (Little Angels), Dean Howard (Cats in Space), Diversity, Simon Webb (Blue), Alabama 3, Bez (Happy Mondays), Babyshambles, The Horrors and The Sonics.
In addition to extensive live and studio experience, Darren holds certification from Apple (UK), Qualified Teacher Status and is currently studying a PhD in Music at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Darren is currently the Guitarist in The Neotones (award winning covers band featured on BBC Radio) and part of the backing band for Aid Lewis (critically acclaimed singer/songwriter also featured on BBC Radio). He is available for live and studio sessions as well as private lessons in guitar, music theory and music technology.