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My name is Darrin (yes that’s right, with an ‘i’) and I am a singer. I’ve been singing on and off for a couple of decades in various clubs and choruses, but since July 2015 I have been performing as a solo artist. Up and till April 2018 when I took redundancy after 13 years from Norfolk Constabulary my singing was simply a paid part time hobby, but now I am in the process of making it into a successful business.
My genre is in the main 50's 60’s and 70’s but I do sing the odd earlier number plus a lot more latter day material when requested (depending on the audience), doing so via my own PA system singing against backing tracks.
By day I tend to sing mostly in care homes, singing regularly for 30 plus care homes across Norfolk and Suffolk spread over some 14 different care home companies. In addition to the above I sing for 8 Day Care centres around the county and a number of dementia groups. By evening I can be found singing in retirement homes, sports and social clubs and the odd private party.
Disclaimer: As a caveat to care home singing, esp if there is an element of the audience having dementia I will insist (as is stipulated by the CQC) that at least one member of staff (Activity Coordinator or another) is present at all times. This includes not only the performance but also during the setting up of and dismantling of the PA equipment. If this criteria is not met, I may be forced to abandon the performance but still recover and / or invoice for payment.
Most of my bookings are now re-bookings, returning to the same venue several times a year, every year. Others come in via ‘word of mouth’. Please see my ‘Reviews’ page for testimonials and feedback plus current venues.
For guidance on prices, please see my 'Charges' page.
All my equipment is PAT (Portable Appliance Tested) and I have full pubic liability insurance.
Addendum: I have chosen two very worthy (and local) charities, namely Norwich Mind and Norwich Samaritans to be beneficiaries of a percentage of my takings at the end of the financial year. Both do so much important and invaluable work within our communities affecting and helping all manner of people. We all know someone (maybe even ourselves) who has been affected in some way by mental health issues. Please visit their own respective websites if you wish also to donate.