Darren Zancan Band
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SEEKING

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Darren Zancan's music is acoustically rooted, drawing from country and rock roots.

He’s already achieved great success, opening for the likes of Candlebox, Tyler Hilton (One Tree Hill, Walk The Line) and Brett Scallions (lead singer of Fuel). He’s performed at Seacrest Studios, founded by Ryan Seacrest, and headlined shows at Hard Rock Nashville and Chicago. In 2007, Darren joined the set of “Days of Our Lives,” after winning the reality show “I Wanna Be a Soapstar.” He played the character Justin, a forensics analyst.

In 2008, Darren was dealt the hardest hand in his life - his father, Paul, who was his best friend, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Darren immediately turned to the only thing he knew, which was his guitar.

Out came the song “Table for One,” a tribute to his father. His father’s death in 2009 was a wakeup call for Darren. They had a common love of music. A fire was lit inside Darren, musically, and from that moment he knew it was time to pick up the guitar and share his dad’s legacy, but also build a musical legacy for himself. Music was not a hobby, but a calling, and his dad’s passing became an inspiration for Darren to take his music even more serious.

In 2011, the band recorded their first full-length album "Masquerade Ball" with famed producer and engineer Gary Loizzo (Styx, REO Speedwagon, etc).

Darren always had country elements to his music, but never embraced the style and sound. As the country music scene has grown substantially in recent years, and based off the advice of many in the music industry, Darren and his band decided to start churning out more of a country sound. Looking back, it's something they should have done a long time ago.

In October of 2015, Darren and his band (Ben Fabert, Clint Edwards) started recording his country-debut album “This Life” at the world famous Black Bird Studio in Nashville. Blackbird is owned by country star Martina McBride. Joining Darren’s band on the album includes Chris Rodriguez (Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson), Blair Masters (Garth Brooks) and Matt Pierson (Ben Rector, Jeremy Camp, Big & Rich). “Hold You So Tight” is the first single off the upcoming album.

"Hold You So Tight" has already made waves, charting on iTunes and has been picked up by several radio stations across the country.

Screen name:
thedarrenzancanband
Member since:
Jan 26 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
5
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Age:
38 years

Influences

Eli Young, Darius Rucker, Steve Moakler, Eagles, Cole Swindell, Ben Rector, Brantley Gilbert, Tyler Farr, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Thomas Rhett, Tyrone Wells, John Mayer, Gavin DeGraw, Brothers Osborne, Zac Brown, Goo Goo Dolls, OAR.

Members Of Band

Darren Zancan - Vocals, guitar, uke
Ben Fabert - Drums, percussion
Clint Edwards - Guitar

MUSIC