Every week, Entertainment South Wales regular feature – My Music DNA will shine a light on musicians, singers and people connected with the music industry and discover the songs that have inspired them on their musical journey.
To coincide with the release of his new single, So Little Time, South wales born singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Darren Evans of the music collective Comino discusses his Music DNA with Andy Howells.
What was the first song that made an impact on you?
I think Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean as I can remember. It was the Motown 25th anniversary TV show and among all those legendary artists, MJ’s performance just blew me away, even as a 7 or 8-year-old boy! I was hooked on his music, and music in general from then.
What was the first single you bought?
First single was Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky! (Laughs)
What was the first album you owned?
Michael Jackson – BAD
What’s your constant go to track?
Crazy For You by Let Loose. It was a huge hit during the summer of ’94, and for me it has everything a pop song should have. To this day it still makes me feel great and still gives me Goosebumps. They became my favourite band and I was lucky enough to support them on 2 occasions when they reformed in 2009!!
What is your constant go to album?
Hmm…. Either Oasis’ What’s The Story Morning Glory, or the Beatles, Abbey Road. Both in my opinion the definitive albums by each band.
Who is your latest music discovery?
Well, even though my taste has matured since I bought I Should Be So Lucky, I still do love pure pop music, and there’s a current song by Doja Cat called Say So, which I love! It has a great summer vibe!
What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?
Morning Shine. I wrote it before my son was born after suffering writers block about the changes you go through to become a parent. Its message is very similar to the message in a lot of my tracks. New beginnings, things getting better after having hard times… “There’s always morning, and in the morning, there will be morning shine”