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Darling BOY

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"The UK’s pre-eminent super-creative multi-talented polymath" - Gigslutz

It's surely not too bold or brash a statement to suggest that Darling BOY is the most intriguing and precocious young man in popular music today. Darling BOY, or Alexander Gold, (for that is his given name) is an entirely self-taught - and entirely self-confident - multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and actor. In 2016, he starred alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Joe Strummer as The Clash's Topper Headon in the feature film ‘London Town’, and more recently played Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan of Small Faces and The Faces in the smash hit musical, ‘All Or Nothing’ in London's West End. He's been a guest of Dolly Parton in deepest Tennessee and asked to join two - two! - of Libertines mainman Carl Barât's bands... and deferred. He's been a member of Joey Ramone's favourite band of all time, got talked out of setting up a London squat by Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, and been taken out for dinner by Moby... and is the only person in the history of every to have fibbed his way into a national orchestra, of which he is a proud member to this very day. As if all that wasn’t enough, Alex has also joined Supergrass’ Danny Goffey’s new band, switching between bass, guitar and drums. “I bought my first Supergrass record in my teens after hearing ‘Richard III’ and thinking “wow, that drummer’s good”, Alex explains. “They were obviously a great band (and, uniquely among their peers, always remained so), but being a new drummer myself and totally obsessed with the instrument it was Danny Goffey’s playing that hooked me in. To be asked to join the band is completely mental.”

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Drum technician, Transcription, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Perfect pitch, Ableton Live, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Midnight Special - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
All Right Now - Free
Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner
Valerie - Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse
Angel Of The Morning - P.P. Arnold
The First Cut Is The Deepest - P.P. Arnold
Back In The U.S.S.R. - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
Have Love Will Travel - The Sonics
Keep On Running - The Spencer Davis Group
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Substitute - The Who
Gloria - Them
High Heeled Sneakers - Tommy Tucker
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

Reviews

From customers:

Caro G, 1 year ago

Everybody loved the songs you played. It was wonderful!

Tom, I, 1 year ago

I've never been so blown away by someone before... you made my weekend, was such a fun night.