Musician, composer, and graphic artist, Darren Poirier was born on the beautiful Island of Cape-Breton on the East Coast of Canada…an area rich in Scottish & Acadian musical traditions. Growing up listening to radio & his older sisters’ records, he fell in love with Music & the guitar at a very young age.
Driven by a desire to expand beyond his small-town origins, Darren moved to Toronto in 1989 in search of bigger & better opportunities to pursue his dream of a career in music. After a wide variety of gigs & recording sessions, the path led to playing in musical theater. This has been the main area of Darren’s work over the past 15 years, highlighted by a four year run (2006-2010) in the band for the North American tour of the smash Broadway hit ‘Mamma Mia’. More recently Darren also played in the Toronto production of the Tony award winning musical ‘Kinky Boots’.
In the past few years, Darren has focused on composing & recording original music. The music on his debut album, ‘Eternal Echoes’, was deeply influenced by the beauty & power of the Atlantic Ocean surrounding his youth as well as time spent in Hawaii. The expansive/open feeling of his music is a soulful, honest, & genuine reflection on his roots, shaped by people, seascapes, & mystery.
Darren has also re-discovered his passion for artwork/graphic design, & is developing his unique style of illustrations, focusing primarily on motorcycles.