Darren Michael Boyd

Rock icons such as Kiss, Alice Cooper, Meatloaf, and Queen were superheroes and practically parental figures to an impressionable young Darren Michael Boyd. As a result, he is comfortable playing all kinds of music, and feels at home with a big theatrical show – regardless of the venue size.
Boyd created his debut instrumental album “Lifting the Curse” as a form of therapy to overcome physical and psychological complications following a life-altering car accident. He played all of the instruments on the album except for one song, which features guest drummer Emilie Dolan Davies (The Darkness, Kim Wilde).
He wrote, recorded, and produced his sophomore instrumental album “Wonders of the Invisible World” during the Covid-19 quarantine period and released it on Halloween of 2020.
Prior to the release of his first album, he joined the Mississippi Mudds Theatre Group to play guitar for a sold out run of Queen’s We Will Rock You, winning the Ottawa Faces Award for Favourite Theatre Group for that year.
He has recently been nominated for Album of the Year and Artist of the year by the Ottawa Faces Awards for his work on “Wonders of the Invisible World”.
Boyd was also nominated for Rock artist of the Year by the Josie Music Awards, the largest independent music awards show, held at Dollywood.
He was voted best local musician, and best guitar teacher, in the Ottawa Valley/North Grenville Readers Choice Awards.
Over the years he has performed, toured and recorded with a variety of artists, such as Black Ju-Ju, Creeping Beauty, and Famous Underground (featuring Juno award-winning vocalist Nicholas Walsh).
He was invited on multiple occasions to privately audition for platinum-selling artist Fefe Dobson, and asked to write songs for Beasto Blanco, featuring Alice Cooper’s daughter Calico Cooper, and long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric.
Darren was a scholarship recipient to Guitar Workshop Plus, with instructors Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan & Sue Foley.
While his instrumental musical journey may have started out with therapeutic intentions for Boyd, it soon turned into a valid direction – thanks to tremendous fan support, critical acclaim, and most importantly, genuine enthusiasm.

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Darren Boyd
(613) 612-0369

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