I'm Darren Claxton, Father, Musician, Multi-Instrumentalist and Songwriter from Derbyshire in England.
My family are the most important people in my life, and they inspire me daily, to write the music I create.
I have an 8 year old son and 4 year old daughter and partner of 10 years, who's definitely the boss in our house (I like to let her think).
- Metal detecting
- Philosophy (Bruce Lee)
Baggesen's gold honeysuckle that I trained
As you're all probably aware, my passion and skill set lies in creating music and songwriting. I had quite a large back catalogue of songs when I joined Steemit back in January, that had been put out to pasture through a sheer lack of faith in the music industry as a whole, and for us independent artists out there, it was an even bleaker picture. No one buys music anymore, I rarely buy a CD or download anything, so why would people buy or download my music? good question hey?
I then discover the Open Mic contest and quickly enter a song. I wake up the next morning to a huge upvote from some person called Curie? Who is this generous person I asked myself. Ha ha! I'm sure we've all been there with curie and other huge up-voting curators right? if you've had the pleasure of entering the Open Mic contest you'll probably know exactly what I'm talking about.
'Here I Stand' was my first entry into the contest and went down pretty well wit the community.
I'd arrived into the Steemit world with a crash, bang, wallop! My love for song writing had been impassioned by the amazing feedback and love shown by a gathering of complete strangers and music fans! I was hooked and wanted to upload some of my old stufio recordings that I'd produced at home on my trusty old Zoom Porta-Studio
So, that invite from Huw to the block-chain, has reignited my music career, and my songwriting hasn't showed any signs of easing as o yet! To this day, I still write a song a week minimum with a creative brain, just bursting at the cranium to be released into the wild!
Thanks for listening, commenting and voting on my music!
I really appreciate the love!
Check out my music on CHOON
All Music, Lyrics and Photography - Copyright (c) 2018 Darren Claxton