Darren’s music PR

As well as music blogging (which I do purely for the love of it) I also provide music PR support on a professional basis. Clients have included the Lust For Life band (featuring Glen Matlock, Clem Burke and Katie Puckrik), the late Gillan guitar legend Bernie Tormé, New Wave Of British Heavy Metal icon Thunderstick, Americana acts Duffy & Bird and Little Lore, prog rock outfits Fine Soft Day and Across The Sea,  folk singer-songwriter Roly Witherow, acoustic duo Milton Hide, folk-rock combo Green Diesel, prog-folk duo Dandelion Charm and art-punks Maniac Squat.

You can find out more by visiting my music PR site here

“Creating a record can be a heart wrenching experience, you put your soul into a collection of songs that are part of you.  So entrusting your “baby” to a PR expert is hard – until you meet Darren that is!  He is warm, funny, caring and so professional, with hundreds of genuine contacts and always ready with great advice.  We were delighted with the radio play and the reviews he secured, especially getting on to the shelves of WH Smiths in Maverick Magazine. Darren is a fantastic addition to the Duffy & Bird team and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any artist or band – no matter what stage they are in their careers.”  Tricia Duffy – Duffy & Bird

“Introduced by a fellow musician I took Darren on to ‘generate’ interest for my forthcoming album, the first new release in 30+ years. Not only did he arrange a sizeable amount of interviews both audio and written, but he ‘attacked’ my project combining both flair and imagination in his marketing abilities. Oh yes, there was also the huge amount of contacts that he could call on to ‘spread the word’. I would recommend him to any other artist that wants a PR man that not only knows his job but positively relishes what he does.”
Barry Graham Purkis – Thunderstick

“Things have really levelled up for us since working with Darren. He is a genuine music fan and right from the start he was committed to understanding what makes Dandelion Charm tick. Initially we engaged Darren to help us to promote our new EP Riding the Flood and throughout this period, he gave us some really great advice and guidance. We are thrilled with the exposure, articles and reviews that have resulted and are excited about working with him on the next step.”
Clare Fowler – Dandelion Charm

“It was a real pleasure to work with Darren. His advice, contacts and writing was essential in getting radio play and press coverage for Say it All The Time, Milton Hide’s single released with the intention of raising awareness of male suicide and the connected issues. Coverage which helped to get an important message out there and raise funds for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a charity doing important work in this area. Whilst offering advice, providing writing services and dispatching press releases to very relevant contacts, Darren was great at keeping us informed of progress and shared everything we were up to via his blog as well as many social media channels. Thanks Darren!”
Jim Tipler – Milton Hide

“Darren has a genuine passion for classic rock and metal and is working with some great acts. As a journalist I have found him easy to work with and completely reliable.”
Howard Johnson – former Kerrang writer and Editor, Rock Candy Magazine

“His communication, urgency, and effort he puts into his work, you can tell this is what he loves to do, and he he does it well, and brings you class act artists as well!! Looking forward to a long future of working with Darren, because he is Totally Driven!!”
Bay Ragni – Totally Driven Entertainment / Radio / Magazine

“Darren Johnson worked his ass off on PR for Dublin Cowboy and did a truly fantastic job.”
Bernie Tormé

“Darren is a professional and skilled communicator with a real knowledge of the industry but, most importantly for The Stretch Report, has rock n roll in his heart. It’s not just business, it’s the music that drives him.”
Rob Giles vocals/guitar – The Stretch Report