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Darren Watson's New Music Video Shines Light On Cold Case

Sunday, 23 August 2020, 2:03 pm | Darren Watson

Veteran Pōneke folk/blues musician Darren Watson’s latest music video is a fresh, poignant track from his forthcoming album that tells the story of 1984 Wellington Trade’s Hall bombing victim Ernie Abbott. Darren is premiering the video, directed ... More >>

Darren Watson Announces New Album And NZ Tour This October

Sunday, 2 August 2020, 5:13 pm | Darren Watson

One of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most beloved folk-blues musicians, Darren Watson, is launching his seventh album - Getting Sober For The End Of The World – in October and taking it around the country! On the 1st of October 2020 Getting Sober For The ... More >>

Watson's Getting Sober For The End Of The World!

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 1:45 pm | Darren Watson

Watson's Getting Sober For The End Of The World! Wellington singer-songwriter Darren Watson ( Chicago Smoke Shop, Planet Key ) is seeking $3500 from his fans so he can press, print and distribute his new album,  Getting Sober For The End Of The World ... More >>

Darren Watson releases first video from upcoming LP

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 2:26 pm | Darren Watson

Wellington-based singer-songwriter and blues guitarist Darren Watson ( Chicago Smoke Shop, Midge Marsden Band, Planet Key ) has just released a video of the first cut from his soon to be released and eagerly awaited all-acoustic album Too Many Millionaires ... More >>

Darren Watson announces new acoustic LP and 11-show Tour

Monday, 5 March 2018, 11:30 am | Darren Watson

Veteran bluesman Darren Watson ( Chicago Smoke Shop, Midge Marsden Band, Planet Key ) is proud to announce the release of Too Many Millionaires , his first all acoustic album, on May Day - Tuesday 1 May, 2018 . Watson is also embarking on an 11-date ... More >>

Gardens Magic 'Lucky Dip' concert revealed

Monday, 15 January 2018, 3:37 pm | Darren Watson

The worst kept secret of the Summer is out! Wellington City Council's Gardens Magic ‘Lucky Dip’ concert on Saturday 20th of January sees two legendary acts take the Soundshell stage. More >>

Planet Key musician crowdfunding for new album

Monday, 10 July 2017, 12:22 pm | Darren Watson

Wellington blues musician Darren Watson is fundraising via crowdfunding site Pledge Me to complete his sixth album. This time it’s going to be an all acoustic affair and Watson says he’s pretty sure there will be nothing the Electoral Commission ... More >>

High Court Finds Electoral Commission Wrong On “Planet Key”

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 2:41 pm | Darren Watson

The High Court has today delivered its judgment on the challenge brought by the makers of the satirical song and video “Planet Key” against the Electoral Commission’s opinion that the song and video were "election advertisements" under the Electoral ... More >>

Controversial Musician Plays Planet Paekakariki

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 4:57 pm | Darren Watson

New Zealand’s favourite rhythm and blues-man, Darren Watson, can’t wait to return to Paekakariki with his solo show “Darren Watson - One Voice, One Guitar, The Blues” on Saturday 27 September. More >>

Electoral Commission Censors Musician

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 3:04 pm | Darren Watson

Electoral Commission Censors Musician and Undermines Freedom of Speech The Electoral Commission has told Darren Watson, a musician, to stop selling or promoting his satirical song "Planet Key" or he may face prosecution. The song and music video ... More >>

Darren Watson Courts Controversy with New Song

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:00 am | Darren Watson

On Monday 4th August Wellington songwriter and guitarist Darren Watson will release his most politicised work to date. 'Planet Key' is a new song with lyrics that come straight from Watson's strong views about New Zealand's current Prime Minister. More >>

Darren Watson Reaches Out For Support via Crowdfunding

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 11:39 am | Darren Watson

Wellington musician Darren Watson is hoping that crowd-funding will help him complete the production of his new album. He needs $5,000 to finish recording, mixing, mastering, artwork, printing, and manufacturing. More >>