Press Kit

Bio – Darin rejoined the Hawaii music community in 2007, when he returned home to Honolulu, Hawaii, after spending five years in New York City. Darin has performed at Carnegie Hall, Staten Island Stadium, on the Don Ho show, entertained Hawaii governor Linda Lingle and received airplay through television and radio. Darin’s influences range from traditional slack-key guitar in Hawaii, to classical guitar instruction in California, to contemporary acoustic fingerstyle found in New York.

Darin is also an attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii, practicing in the areas of labor and employment law, as well as music intellectual property.

Licensing – Darin’s music has been licensed internationally for use in television, radio and internet. Recent licensing credits include Central Pacific Bank, Greater Good Radio, Greater Good TV, Hawaii Love Stories and Muzak. Darin is also a featured artist on the compilation “Hawaii: The Greatest Songs Ever,” internationally distributed by EMI Music.

Albums – Darin’s current release, “Five Years and Many Miles” displays Darin’s slack-key guitar and ukulele sensibilities, and was inspired by his time in the Big Apple. Darin moved to New York just weeks prior to 9/11. Darin wrote the title cut, “Five Years,” on the five year anniversary of 9/11, in remembrance of those events, and the five years that followed.

Darin’s debut solo guitar album, “When Home is Far Away,” captures seasons and moods, both in New York and Hawaii. Through the guitar, Darin recounts his experiences, and his time spent on opposite sides of the country. Described by classical guitarist Jack Sanders as “unfailingly beautiful,” Darin’s style is embodied in “terrificclean technique and warm, rich tone.”

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