Darryn Farrugia began playing the drums at an early age thanks to his father - also a drummer - who encouraged him by buying him his first drumkit and a handful of Sandy Nelson records at the age of 5.
Darryn’s credits include the drum chair for the popular TV show ‘Hey, hey it’s Saturday’, recording sessions for film soundtracks, jingles and albums, plus tours and gigs. Some of the artists Darryn has played behind include Tom Jones, Tina Arena, Lou Rawls, The Commodores, Trisha Yearwood, Joe Cocker, Ray Davies (the Kinks), Ernie Watts, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Randy Crawford, Roger Daltry, Barry Manilow, Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, Rene Geyer, Thelma Houston, Petula Clarke, Tommy Emmanuel, Keb-Mo, Ian Moss, Kate Ceberano, High Jackman and Olivia Newton John to name a few.
Darryn has authored two instructional books – Groove Perspectives and The Groove Perspectives Play-along and maintains a busy teaching schedule.
2012 saw the release of Darryn’s debut solo release ‘Seeds’ which features Australian and international artists including Phil Turcio, Glenn Cannon, Joe Chindamo, Leonard Grigoryan, Luke Howard, Patrick Bettison, Mike Stern and Bob Berg.