The Cluny presents:

Darnell Cole & the Vibe


  • Date: Fri 12 Jul 2024
  • Venue: The Cluny
  • Advance tickets: £10
  • Doors: 7:30pm

Darnell “Big D” Cole is an Independent Rock/Americana artist. As a Blues and Soul musician, his art is centered around his captivating electric guitar, taking one on a journey emotionally and spiritually.

Big D was born in the summer of 1990, in Pasadena, California, to biological parents Marty Murphy and Cemone Curtis. At 4 months old he was adopted by Dennis and Janet Cole where everything changed. His parents performed in a top 40 cover band which allowed music/Instruments to always be accessible. It was commonplace to see Darnell roaming the house with nothing but a diaper and a guitar. At 10 years old, Darnell began playing bass and started experimenting with original music. At age 15, he picked up a guitar and leanrned a few chords and a year later wrote his first song.

From 16-18, he would busk outside his local grocery store/coffee shop, sometimes for 12 hours, 5 days a week, learning new songs, and perfecting his craft. This became his main source of income and one of the biggest contributing factors on his path towards stardom. At 18, he became an EMT, providing the experience of caring for others during their hardest times. Being a frontline responder helped shape his outlook, and his passion for connecting with people. “Music heals the wounds medicine can’t fix”, is a statement often heard uttered by Big D when asked why he does music.

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