Born in Lancashire, Darren studied at the Royal Northern College of Music as a baritone.  He finished his studies there having performed roles in excerpts, concerts, plays and operas including Rochester in Jane Eyre, Figaro in The Barber of SevilleDoctor Malatesta iDon Pasquale as well as performing a number of lieder recitals and song cycles. 

After college Darren played the roles of Sandor Barinkay in The Gypsy Baron, the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz and Gaylord Ravenal in Showboat before moving to London to continue his voice studies privately as a tenor.  He was soon offered a full time chorus position with Carl Rosa Opera Company with whom he travelled throughout the UK and Ireland, North America, Australia and New Zealand performing and understudying lead roles in The Mikado, Pirates Of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, Yeomen Of The Guard, The Gondoliers and Die Fledermaus.

Darren created the role of Mr Rushworth in Heritage Opera's world premiere of Jonathan Dove's Mansfield Park.  With Heritage Opera he also performed the roles of Ramendado in Carmen, Spoletta in Tosca and Borsa in Rigoletto.  He performed Gaston in La Traviata for Opera UK and Monostatos in The Magic Flute for Merry Opera.  

Darren has sung at the Royal Albert Hall in Raymond Gubbay's productions of Tosca and Madame Butterfly. He also took part in community opera projects with Birmingham Opera in Graham Vick's award-winning projects La Traviata and Idomeneo.

He has also performed with Opera Holland Park in Eugene Onegin, Andrea Chenier, Rigoletto, Manon He also sang in a number of recitals of Schubert and Schumann songs with an English translation by Jeffrey Benton, as well as the tenor solos in The Messiah and Manon Lescaut, Fedora, Queen of Spade, Nabucco with Dorset Opera and toured with Mid Wales Opera in The Bartered Bride.  He has performed the lead role in a concert version of Edward German's Tom Jones and played The God Progress in A Fiddle Fable at the Ludlow Festival.  He was also the Player Boy in Death In Venice at the Aldeburgh Festival and the Bregenz Festival (Austria), where he also performed in Tosca and the football opera Playing Away.  

Darren studies with Arwel Treharne Morgan.