Darren James Hodge is a young man from the South west who is regarded by his peers as one of the top 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 his ability to take the Acoustic Guitar to Its limits and beyond with his Instrumental Style of Playing.
From very early in his career on it was clear to those around him that he had a unique gift. After six years of hard work and dedication he is still perfecting his talent but what you will hear will leave you astounded for such a young man just at the beginning of his professional career. Darren has been very busy over the last couple of years and has already graced the stage with some of the top guitarists in the world including Tommy Emmanuel, Clive Carroll, Ben Hughes and Lulo Reinhardt.
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 heard Darren perform agree that this young man is a star of the future.
Darren reached the final 10 of the BBC Radio 2 Young folk awards 2014 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.
Darrens plans to make a full time career in music and he’s deffinately on the right path. After scheduled TV apperences he will travel all over the country performing.
“My dream is to perform infront of a home crowd, so naturally i think a medium size arena in Taunton would be perfect for the towns music scene”
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