"Darren Hanlon" is an Australian singer/songwriter who plays folk-rock and folk-pop. He has released two solo albums, two EPs and four singles on Candle Records, as well as several compilation tracks. He is scheduled to release a new album in late 2006.
Darren has also made three video clips, of his songs "Hiccups", "A to Z" and "The Unmade Bed" (the last being directed by the 2005 Tropfest winner, Luke Eve).
Before becoming a solo artist in 1999, he was a member of the Simpletons, and contributed backing guitar and keyboards for the Lucksmiths, the Deerhunters, and Mick Thomas.
Darren, nicknamed "Daz" or "Dazza", is known for his engagement with his audiences, through his down-to-earth storytelling at live gigs as well as his often charming lyrics. He has toured with Billy Bragg, Violent Femmes and The Magnetic Fields.
Darren has currently moved back to Sydney and is in the midst of doing an Australian tour and will be going to America later this year.
* ''Smother'' ep (as The Simpletons) (1994)
* ''Nod'' ep (as The Simpletons) (1994)
* "Crash Out" single (as The Simpletons) (1995)
* ''Matter'' album (as The Simpletons) (1995)