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

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

From promoting album launches to handling tour publicity to to securing radio radio play to producing  band biogs and building a presence on social media I can provide a range of tailored services at very reasonable rates.

Client feedback

Clients have included the late Gillan guitar legend Bernie Tormé, New Wave Of British Heavy Metal icon Thunderstick, Americana duo Duffy & Bird, prog rock band Fine Soft Day and prog-folk act Dandelion Charm.

“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

“Things have really levelled up for us since working with Darren. He is a genuine music fan and right from the start he was committed to understanding what makes Dandelion Charm tick. Initially we engaged Darren to help us to promote our new EP Riding the Flood and throughout this period, he gave us some really great advice and guidance. We are thrilled with the exposure, articles and reviews that have resulted and are excited about working with him on the next step.”
Clare Fowler – Dandelion Charm

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

“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