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Darren Dyke

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Darren Dyke's versatility and comprehensive knowledge of steel pans have made him much sought-after as a musician and tuner throughout the U.S. and abroad.

He has performed with notable musicians including Boogsie Sharpe, Ray Holman, Ken "Professor" Philmore, Robert Greenidge, Andy Narell, Jeff Narell, David Rudder, Alex Acuña, Tom Miller and Pan Ramajay. In 2000 Darren performed with the Solo Pan Knights and the Invaders Steel Orchestra during Panorama in Trinidad.

In addition to his accomplishments as a performing artist, Darren has extensive experience as a clinician and educator. Universities across the nation have hosted him for workshops, clinics, festivals, and concerts.

In 1995, Darren began an apprenticeship with master steel drum pioneer Ellie Mannette. He worked as a primary tuner for the University Tuning Project and with Mannette Steel Drums through 2002.

Since then he has worked as a tuner and craftsman for many prominent steel bands and performers around the United States and in Europe.

He was selected as the prinipal tuner for the Parisian orchestra Calypsociation during their preparation and performance at the 2002 European Steel Band Festival held in Sete, France.

Darren was again in Paris in 2003 to tune instruments before the recording of Andy Narell and Calypsociatoin's CD "the Passage" which was released in the spring of 2004.

Darren currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.