Passion Play


Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer.


50+ year guitarist/drummer and 30+ year composer/arranger/audio engineer establishing in-house session band for composition, recording, rehearsal, and live performance of music to include, but not limited to, omnibus support for individual band member's or their clients' creative projects and live performance of CCM/Gospel covers for Middle TN worship nights/festivals.

My hope is to begin a long-term recording/live performance cycle on the band's time and terms, and equally important, to establish a loving, creative relationship with brothers/sisters equally enthused to advance the Gospel through music.

To date, I've recorded all of my CD releases with Nashville session players--including vocalists--and I began recording recent projects one instrument/track at a time. Needless to say, I believe much better music can be made with a collaborative group effort and live recording of performances from a regular, consistent session band.

To this end, I've completely renovated my studio so session band members can simply plug-and-play with minimal cartage burden for rehearsals and recording. We will be able to multitrack record all rehearsals for fine tuning and, perhaps, use these tracks as music beds for PR videos.

I'm currently searching for:

- Keyboardist: Absolutely need an accomplished B3 and piano player with solid rigs for live performance. Lead vocals and/or BGVs would certainly be a huge bonus.

- Lead guitar: Absolutely need an accomplished lead guitarist who can play for the song and not just themselves. I can guarantee plenty of guitar-saturated songs and opportunities to shine. I prefer well-conceived melodic leads as opposed to gratuitous technical flurries (Neil Schon would most accurately represent these two extremes), and certainly there's a great balance that can be achieved in there somewhere without the player feeling constrained. The lead guitarist would perform all solos as well as detailed complementary work with the other guitarist(s).

- Lead vocalist: Absolutely need a powerful rock-and-soul voice, and the lead vocalist from my Lifecycles CD (see websites below for reference) is the benchmark. I will definitely consider a female voice as long as she has the desired character.

To be clear, this effort is a Christian enterprise, and all music composed by/co-composed with me will be Christian music. However, it is absolutely *not* a requirement to be a Christian in this band, and creative works emerging from this collaboration do *not* necessarily have to be Christian. I believe we can all consult and draw from each others' influences and muses without obligation, and I'm more than willing to contribute to any great musical idea--lyrically or musically--for the sake of the work and without demand for co-write credit or points. I will have to insist on responsibility, preparation, and absolutely no smoking, alcohol, or substances for rehearsals, performances, and related meetings, but I'm not gonna mandate what you do in your private life unless you begin to show some wear and tear. If this is the sort of creative environment you desire, then please contact me for a chat. Thanks for listening--blessings.

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 20 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
63 years


Doobie Bros, Stevie Wonder, Kansas, Santana, Tower of Power, Steely Dan, Alan Parsons Project, John Mayer, Steven Wilson, The Intersphere, Reign of Kindo, Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, Winery Dogs, Snarky Puppy

Members Of Band

Darryl Leach - Guitars and, as necessary, drums, bass, keys, and BGVs

Geoff Yearwood - Bass and BGVs

JoJo Carr - Drums

Passion Play Music website: passionplaymusic dot org
ResoundLogic website: resoundlogic dot net


Live Recording: 16-track digital recording studio with Mac Studio running Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro X, and Harrison Mixbus 32C via Lynx Aurora(n). Monitoring via Dynaudio Core 59 (mains), Focal SoloBE (nearfields), and Rane HA-6 distribution to Beyerdynamic and AKG headphones. AKG, Audio Technica, Shure, Cascade, and Rode microphones with Focusrite, API, and Harrison Consoles preamps.
Guitar: PRS Custom 24, Carvin DC-400, '71 Fender Stratocaster, Line 6 JTV-59, Ibanez RG200 (modded), and Gibson J45. Line 6 Helix floor unit. (2) Fender Princeton Chorus combo amps and Mesa Boogie Mark V amp head with 12" Celestion extension cabinet.
Bass: Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass and Ampeg SVT3-Pro with PF-210 cabinet, configurable for Helix input.
Keys: Hammond XK-4 and Yamaha CP88; latter serving as a keyboard controller with Omnisphere, Keyscape, Ivory, EastWest Orchestra Opus Diamond, EastWest Hollywood Pop Brass, and KickAss Brass.
Drums: Roland TD-50X kit with Mackie Thump 215XT and MIDI triggering to Superior Drummer 3.