Darrel Treece-Birch

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Darrel Treece-Birch
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Darrel Treece-Birch
Background information
Birth nameDarrel Treece-Birch
Born (1967-01-21) 21 January 1967 (age 52)
Fleetwood, England
GenresHard rock, melodic rock, Progressive Rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsKeyboards, Piano, Bass, Guitar, Drums
Years active1986–present
Associated actsTen, Nth Ascension, Counterparts UK
Websitehttp://darreltreece-birch.com/

Darrel Treece-Birch (born 21 January 1967, in Fleetwood, England is an English hard rock/progressive rock keyboard player and songwriter, best known for his work with the Melodic Hard Rock band Ten and the progressive Rock band Nth Ascension.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Darrel Treece-Birch started playing keyboards from an early age. Inspired by the early electronica music of Oxygene and Equinox of Jean-Michel Jarre and the ambient orchestration of Vangelis, he soon got involved in various bands, with the most notable one being the Fleetwood-based Purple on the Storm.

Darrel Treece-Birch is a founding member of the northwest English progressive rock band Nth Ascension[3][4] (originally formed as Nth Degree in 2010). In 2011 the band released their first studio album under the name Nth Ascension, entitled Frequencies of Day & Night, which was issued as a free download via the Aurovine website. Late 2012 saw the addition of a fifth member, a full time bass player. The second studio album by Nth Ascension entitled Ascension of Kings, was released in late 2014 via Sonic Vista Music to much critical acclaim. Nth Ascension's third album In Fine Initium was released in October 2016 on Melodic Revolution Records garnering much international attention from reviewers and fans. Nth Ascension has been in the studio in 2018 and recorded a new album, to be released on Melodic Revolution Records in 2019.[5]

Darrel Treece-Birch joined the melodic Hard Rock Band Ten in 2011,[6][7] with whom he has released 7 studio albums so far, 2012's Heresy and Creed, 2014's Albion, 2015's Isla De Muerta and EP The Dragon and Saint George, 2016's compilation album Battlefield, 2017's Gothica and 2018's Illuminati.[8].

Darrel Treece-Birch is an accomplished solo artist who has been signed to Melodic Revolution Records since the summer of 2015[9] and has released four studio albums with Melodic Revolution Records, including Celestial a two-part digital only release in October 2015[10], his critically acclaimed album No More Time, August 2016[11] (which included guest appearances by several of his bandmates from Ten, Nth Ascension and Counterparts UK) , Healing Touch[12] (where Darrel composed, performed, played all instruments, mixed, mastered and produced the work including the original painting for the artwork) October 2017 and finally in December of 2018 releasing his digital only instrumental album The first step...is to take one[13].

2018 was a record year for Darrel releasing an album with Ten: Illuminati, guesting on Signal Red's Under The Radar, (Steve Grocott's band (guitarist - Ten)), producing, mixing, mastering and performing on Michael-Alan Taylor's (vocalist -Nth Ascension) album Avalonia: The Sonnets of Guinevere, and releasing his album The first step ... is to take one in addition to recording a new album for release in 2019 with Nth Ascension.

Discography[edit]

With Ten[edit]

With Nth Ascension[edit]

As Darrel Treece-Birch[edit]

  • Celestial (2015) Released by Melodic Revolution Records - 2 October 2015 - EAN MRRCD22118
  • No More Time (2016) Released by Melodic Revolution Records - 19 August 2016 - EAN MRRCD22129
  • Healing Touch (2017) Released by Melodic Revolution Records - 27 October 2017 - EAN MRRCD22146
  • The first step...is to take one (2018) Released by Melodic Revolution Records - 14 December 2018 EAN MRRDM201164

Guest Appearances[edit]

Live Performances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darrel Treece-Birch Interview". Mid Atlantic Rocks. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Darrel Treece-Birch".
  3. ^ admin (22 January 2016). "Nth Ascension". Melodic Revolution Records. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Darrel Treece-Birch Other Projects".
  5. ^ "About Nth Ascension".
  6. ^ "Darrel Treece-Birch". Rocktopia website. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Ten Biography".
  8. ^ "Ten Discography".
  9. ^ "Darrel Treece-Birch signs with MRR".
  10. ^ "Darrel Treece-Birch releases Celestial".
  11. ^ "Darrel Treece-Birch releases No More Time".
  12. ^ "Darrel Treece-Birch releases Healing Touch".
  13. ^ "Darrel Treece-Birch releases The first step...is to take one".
  14. ^ "Independent Artists Creative Network".