Darren Allison

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Darren Allison
Born May 1968 (age 46)
Ashington, Northumberland, England
Origin Stakeford, Northumberland, England
Genres Pop, Rock, Indie, Post-rock, Jazz, Avant-Garde, Baroque Pop, World, Folk
Occupations Record Producer, Musician, Recording Engineer
Instruments Drums, Percussion, Guitar
Years active 1987–present
Website http://www.darrenallison.co.uk

Darren Allison (born May 1968 in Ashington, Northumberland) is an English record producer, musician, and recording engineer, best known for his production work on the epic soundscapes of such artists as Spiritualized, The Divine Comedy, and, more recently, Efterklang, Belle & Sebastian and Amatorski.[1]


The Church Studios[edit]

Following a series of sessions with Dave Stewart at Ezee studios, in 1990, Darren joined the team at Eurythmics' The Church Studios as an in-house engineer. He remained there for the following five years, working on albums with groundbreaking indie bands and on Stewart's own sessions with such legendary rock musicians as Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, Bootsy Collins, and occasional visitor Bob Dylan.


In 1995, Darren left The Church Studios, to concentrate on the production of Neil Hannon's third album under the moniker of The Divine Comedy. The album, entitled Casanova was released in 1996 and spawned three top 20 hit singles, as well as receiving widespread critical acclaim, propelling Darren's freelance career, which continues to this day.

Selected discography[edit]

(includes singles Right Here, Right Now and International Bright Young Thing)
(includes Still Feel The Rain Single)
(includes Heart Of Stone Single)
(includes Entre Mis Recuerdos Single)
(includes singles Something For The Weekend,Becoming More Like Alfie, and Frog Princess)
(includes Electricity Single)
(includes Steamin' Single, and "Lolita" EP)
(includes Late At Night Single)
(includes singles My Wonder Moon ,Silent Speech and "Tao Perto Tao Longe")
(includes Get Down Single)
(includes The Endless Road Single)
(includes singles Your Demon Heart and Fifteen)
(includes singles Mountain Snow and Another One Down)
(includes singles Se Feliz,Soy)
  • 2008: Efterklang - Caravan Single (Mixing)Flag of Denmark
  • 2011: Amatorski - Tbc LP (Additional Production/Mixing)Flag of Belgium
(includes Soldier Single)


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