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Darren Hayman was born in Brentwood, Essex in 1970. He is a songwriter and guitarist who is well known from his work with the band Hefner in the early 2000s. Hayman is now eight or nine albums into an increasingly idiosyncratic career path. Darren is also writing the best tunes of his career; increasingly complex and mature songs. As of 2012, Hayman was performing solo, with his ever-changing backing group the Long Parliament and occasionally preforming as a part of an indie bluegrass group.
Shows Eight – Saint Valentine’s Day Darren Hayman’s Occupation is a series of monthly shows at The Vortex, Dalston. There will be a mix of sets showcasing different albums, themes and special guests. This is not your standard indie gig. [...]
JOELLE LEANDRE French double bass player, improviser and composer, Joëlle Léandre is one of the dominant figures of the new European music. Trained in orchestral as well as contemporary music, she has played with l’Itinéraire, 2e2m and Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble [...]