Darke Horse Resume

      Darke Horse formed at the end of 2007 after friends Simon Kaviani, Chris Gill, Joe Pearson and Mark Millington resolved to bring entertaining rock back into the mainstream. The funk/rock foursome from Sheffield blend Chili Peppers-inspired rock with a smattering of Thin Lizzy leads and a touch of Northern attitude to form a fresh, fun, funkadelic sound.

Darke Horse's rock and rollercoaster ride to the here-and-now has taken them from the humble surroundings of the back of a cushion factory to the middle of a recording studio with local producer legend Alan Smyth. And with debut single Flat Screen Suicide to be released in the not-so-distant future they're starting to get heads turning and tongues wagging. Described by Sandman as "a funky slab of unadulterated fun" with "funkadelic riffs" and "bouncy bassline," it's no surprise then that BBC Radio Sheffield's Raw Talent show told listeners that Darke Horse could be one of the bands to make it big in 2009.

Darke Horse have also shot the video to Flat Screen Suicide, recently previewed to a packed bar in Sheffield. The screening was introduced by the moustachioed master of rock Jimmy Coup, who has taken a great interest in the band. Coup (of Andrew WK / Jackass the Movie soundtrack fame) was full of enthusiasm, praising their "great song writing, good leads and cool front man."

Updated:  August 31, 2008

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