Darby was born on July 5th 1978 in London where he first started drumming at six years old. At the age of 14 he became 'UK Young Drummer Of The Year' winning the competition in 1993 and subsequently coming to the attention of both Zildjian and 'Rhythm Magazine'. Zildjian Int'l put him on their books as a full endorser in 1995 and after a lengthy period of 1 to 1 tuition with top drum educators including Steve Houghton and Thomas Lang, Darby went on to work with such artists as Dennis Rollins, Gary Moore, Papa George, Mike Post, Sax Appeal, Disney's Lion King, Buddy Whittington, 'Protect The Beat' and his latest project Hot Leg with Justin Hawkins. Darby endorses and plays 'Pork Pie' drums and states he will never need to look beyond Zildjian for his cymbals!
Darby is a dual national with full working entitlement in the USA, UK and Europe.