D A R. R A
MUSICIAN, SINGER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER,AUTHOR
A FAN FAVORITE ON BBS RADIO
EXCLUSIVE ZOOM INTERVIEW
WITH RAY SHASHO
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
Dar. Ra is a Music Writer, Producer and Author who earned his stripes with hits for EMI and 21 St Century. One of his tracks ‘Haunted Dancehall’ was featured in a Hollywood film starring Hilary Duff and the movie Snakes on a Planes. Dar.Ra played on BBC Radio Cambridge to a million people live when they connected their regional stations around the Midlands.
Various EPs 'Now Is Now', Live For Love, Cease Fire and soundtrack to film documentary 'City Of Hope' have also had millions of streams and lead to the recent album 'New Kinda Normal'. The Rock N Roll tour de force, that has seen three singles really make some movements happen in America, with well received Music video’s for ‘Rock Steady’ and ‘Night-Stepper’ being shot in NYC, while ‘Diamonds N The Shadows’ being shot in Atlanta.
With two new EPs out ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ a tribute to the keyworkers who have stood up to the task of the Pandemic and the Whisky n Honey EP this work continues to shape Dar. Ra’s musical catalogue.
REVIEWS: Dar. Ra Is A Fore-Runner of Rock Step. A New Sub Genre of Rock Music from The UK That Glues the Guitar Bliss Of Rock N Roll With The Euphoria Of EDM! …(Vevo)
Dar.Ra is a unique songwriter, producer and author who
makes an Amazing blend of Rock and Soul Music (21st Artists
Highly Impressive … (Planet Earth Radio USA)
Well worth listening to this Artist … (Strutter Zine Mag Holland)
I’ve worked with artists for many years and Dar.Ra is by far one of the best. Great music. Great promotion. Great Interviews with Interesting answers and stories. And the absolute best Promo Liners!! … (Zac Becker Sound Karma Radio)
Rock n Roll Diamond in The Rough … (Electro Wow USA)
Dar. Ra is an incredible act to follow as he is always evolving on each song with incredible results … (Indie People USA)
Dar. Ra infuses layers of vocals and instrumentation into each record he makes. The genius of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, came to mind while listening to “Phenomenal”, “Back to The Brink” and “Heart Shape Pill” … (Tune Loud Magazine USA)
Soul Powered Riffs Maximum … (Volume Magazine)
Rushing through with an intense energy is the colossal riffing of Dar.Ra’s “Heart Shape Pill” infuses a certain level of late-night sleaze into the proceedings resulting in an absolute blast of a track. Wild and carefree the song is pure bliss. … (Bongo Boy TV)
Nominated 'Heart Shape Pill' GK Rock Music Indie Radio
Music Award -2018
Nominated 'Phenomenal' Rock Song of The Year Radio Wigwam FM -2018
Nominated IMA's Artist of The Year -2019
Countdown Number 1 Single LOZ Radio USA
Top 20 Radio Air Play Charts USA
Rock N Roll Sensation New Sound Express
Dar.Ra has also written two books under his full moniker Darragh J Brady entitled Road Tales which is about amazing people with life changing stories that he met while touring the globe and The Night That Jimi Died which is about a girl who channels the Spirit of Jimi Hendrix and rises to change the DNA of the World through Music. Both titles have also been given top reviews on Goodreads and Amazon Books.
THE NIGHT THAT
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What if souls could cross over at the point of life
What if your life was pre-ordained as a result of such a meeting as you were entering into the world...?
Kirsty born in Knightsbridge Infirmary London, the same hospital that a famous American Rock Hero had died in 20 years before. Could there be a connection between these two completely unlikely connected people...? Could Kirsty have the ability to hear the voice of this American Rock Star as she grows up to be one of the greatest Guitar Heros of her time...? Follow this strange tale of Angelic guidance as this reluctant Female Rock Star hero brings the world back from the brink through her incredible Music!
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Road Tales is musicians look at the world through
touring while meeting some incredible people with life-changing stories to
Darragh aka Dar.Ra was signed to EMI at the age of 21 and been in the music game for a while with number 1 hits and nominations for Best Rock records to his name.
The Author began writing down meetings with everyday people with extraordinary challenges whom he felt needed their stories told.
Fascinated with what makes us humans tick, and how some people rise to the challenge of whatever life throws at them, from an Aboriginal Down Under who used the power of faith to heal a severe injury, to a
freedom fighter in Guatelemala who stood up for Native Land rights and a whole array of miracle people.
The book delves into the rich tapestry of the human psyche and asks the question what is Faith, Altruism, Spiritual healing, Animal communication, Physic ability, Remote Viewing and the Power Of Belief.
Everyday miracles that we pass by are explored to help people see that the impossible might just be possible if we choose to see our hidden powers.
MUSIC BY DAR.RA
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IS FINALLY OUT!
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of
the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music. The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.