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[gn_quote style="1"] (PEV): How would you describe your sound and what makes you different from others in your genre?

Darren Ockert (DO): My sound is synth electro, mixed with guitars, mixed with a pinch of the ’80s – add a dash of vocal harmonies, a little fun and shake it with some lyrical depth and sophistication. The way I differ is that my music is very lyrics focused.

PEV: Growing up in England, what kind of music where you into growing up? Do you remember your first concert?

DO: While growing up in the UK I listened to many Brit-Pop artists of the 1980’s and 90’s such as Wham!, George Michael, Eurythmics, Kylie Minogue (although technically Australian), Erasure, The Petshop Boys, Alison Moyet and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. I also listened to a lot of the big American artists such as Madonna, Janet and Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston. UK radio is so eclectic compared to US radio so I could be listening to Technotronic, followed by Annie Lennox, followed by ABBA, followed by The Carpenters. I remember listening to my Dad’s John Lennon “Double Fantasy” album on repeat.  The first concert that I ever went to was by a British group call Five Star who were a modern day interpretation of the Jackson 5, except it was three sisters and two brothers.  They had crazy dance routines and wore pretty flamboyant costumes……

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