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Welcome to the Darin Ames Virtual Venue, the internet home of singer, songwriter, and entertainer, Darin Ames.
We have been off-line for a while and are thrilled to be back and thank you for stopping by. Please spend some time looking around and be sure to join the mailing list, send us your comments ands feedback, and let us know what you'd like to see.
What is Darin up to these days?
While Darin is currently writing and recording, he is also putting together a band that will cover the full range of British Invasion music. He has also recently joined forces with drummer Chris Hawk in his acoustic duo, RadioActive. It's just acoustic guitar and drums, but the two comprise what you would call a Power Duo. Feel free to visit the RadioActive website at www.radioactive-music.com for full info, schedule and videos!
A special note from Darin!
I'd like to personally thank everyone for being here. For those of you unaware, upon moving back from Las Vegas about 5 years ago, I came down with a debilitating bone infection in my upper and lower jaws. I was quite ill and was forced to undergo a complete dental reconstruction that took four years. It was downright medieval! The good news is that it's over and I am now, thankfully, back in action and able to rejoin my career (already in progress).
During the whole ordeal, I was unable to sing, perform or partake in any kind of truly career oriented activities at all. About the only good thing I was able to do music-wise, was get my guitar chops back in shape, as I didn't play much guitar in the many years I was exclusively singing the Great American Songbook.
Now that I'm back, I will be revisiting my roots... Rock "N Roll! I shall still be performing Standards, but will also be out there slinging a guitar again, singing both my own material, but also doing some fun acoustic duo gigs, singing lots of Beatles and other timeless favorites. There's also a huge plan in action that will marry my two loves - Standards and Rock "n Roll, but that's still under wraps! More on that soon! In the meantime, please stay tuned and check here for upcoming additions to my calendar. I look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces as I eagerly get back to a full gigging schedule.
See you out there!
All my best,