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Local Spotlight - Darren Santos

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Darren Santos (stage name "6") has performed and written music most of his life and been fortunate enough to tour, record, and learn the ins and outs of the music business.

"I just try to be engaged in music somehow EVERYDAY."

Want to hear the music Darren makes?

We asked Darren 5 questions about his life as a musician. Here's what he said:

What's your favorite venue to play in Tucson?

Hotel Congress (since flycatcher/plush closed down)

What's the funniest thing that's happened during a performance?

The sound tech tripped on the stage power strip instantly cutting all mics and amps, effectively turning our performance into a super memorable “acoustic set” that I’ll never forget!

What's your first memory as a musician?

Playing hand percussion in my Tata’s band, I had to hide behind the drum riser since I was well under 21 years of age in the bar we were performing in.

What's your favorite song to perform?

It really fluctuates on my mood, but I generally love to keep energy positive and moving forward through original compositions of mine.

What's the best advice you've ever received?

As a songwriter, to write things that I enjoy, and not to write my music to please anyone else.


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