‘A genuine passion for classic rock working with some great acts’

Helping bring twenty-first century communications to classic artists and bands.

From album releases to tour publicity to producing  band biogs or building a presence on social media Darren Johnson provides a range of services at very reasonable rates. Clients include former Gillan guitar legend Bernie Tormé, Plymouth-based rock band The Stretch Report, New Wave Of British Heavy Metal icon Thunderstick and south west based art rock band Littermouth.

“Darren Johnson worked his ass off on PR for Dublin Cowboy and did a truly fantastic job.” 
Bernie Tormé

“Introduced by a fellow musician I took Darren on to ‘generate’ interest for my forthcoming album, the first new release in 30+ years. Not only did he arrange a sizeable amount of interviews both audio and written, but he ‘attacked’ my project combining both flair and imagination in his marketing abilities. Oh yes, there was also the huge amount of contacts that he could call on to ‘spread the word’. I would recommend him to any other artist that wants a PR man that not only knows his job but positively relishes what he does.”
Barry Graham Purkis – Thunderstick

“Darren has a genuine passion for classic rock and metal and is working with some great acts. As a journalist I have found him easy to work with and completely reliable.”
Howard Johnson – former Kerrang writer and Editor, Rock Candy Magazine

“His communication, urgency, and effort he puts into his work, you can tell this is what he loves to do, and he he does it well, and brings you class act artists as well!! Looking forward to a long future of working with Darren, because he is Totally Driven!!”
Bay Ragni – Totally Driven Entertainment / Radio / Magazine

“Darren is a professional and skilled communicator with a real knowledge of the industry but, most importantly for The Stretch Report, has rock n roll in his heart. It’s not just business, it’s the music that drives him.”
Rob Giles vocals/guitar – The Stretch Report

Album releases

Getting noticed ahead of the release of your album is essential. Darren can work on promoting your release to help secure coverage, interviews, airplay and reviews across a range of outlets. He has built up good relationships with a whole range of contacts on rock magazines, music websites and specialist radio stations, not only in the UK but across Europe and the US, as well as Canada, Australia and Japan, too.

Tour publicity

Not only can Darren help get your tour publicised in relevant music publications he can also help to secure advance local publicity for each of the dates on your tour in the relevant local papers, like this piece for Bernie Tormé in the South Shields Gazette here