It is definitely with a hint of sadness that we announce that Darren has retired. Without Daz there wouldn’t be a Sweet Machine. Way back in the 1990’s he formed the Dream Kitchens with his close friends Dave and Simon, they were looking for a bass player, Rob answered the call, Stephen wasn’t far behind, Richard came on board and well the rest is a very very long story! Needless to say we’ve been round the block a fair few times, gained a few wrinkles, stopped, started, stopped and just when we should have been taking it easy started again! And the best part of it all is the last 7 years have been the best, some great gigs and happy times, proof that some things get better with age – except perhaps our knees, backs etc. etc.
But …. Sweet Machine lives, with the addition of the talented Tim Clayton on vocal duties. Having debuted at Brockley Max and delivered a storming set at Frome’s Bennett Centre we will be back live very soon. Watch this space!