Classically trained in voice and piano, Darrelle London earned her chops playing as a teenager in cafes around her small hometown of Acton, Ontario, Canada. She has come a long way since those early days!
Darrelle's story is one of following your heart over your head. With the smarts to get accepted to law school, she chose to instead take a chance on her music.
Since making that fateful choice, Darrelle has toured Canada, played in LA and New York, and opened for British star VV Brown at the Troubadour club in Hollywood. She has also performed at several festivals, including Lilith Fair, International Pop Overthrow, and North by Northeast.
In 2009, Darrelle's song, Understand, was selected for inclusion on the 90210 TV soundtrack, which was sold across North America. The song appeared alongside music by internationally renowned artists such as Adele, All-American Rejects, N.E.R.D. and Jet.
In May 2010, it only took one listen for gossip blogger Perez Hilton to get excited about Darrelle London. He has written on his website, "we are IN LOVE with this artist from Toronto, Darrelle London. She totally hits our sweet spot." Perez continues to be a valued friend and supporter, and regularly mentions Darrelle's music on his website.
Darrelle's music has been embraced by fans, music critics and media. She has made appearances on ET Canada, MuchMusic, eTalk and CBC. She also has an upcoming American television appearance on a PBS special about Lilith Fair.
Darrelle's future looks bright. She recently received the "Best Pop" title at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. She is in the process of recording two new songs that she wrote with one of her "career idols," Chantal Kreviazuk. Darrelle also looks forward to meeting many new fans during her upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour dates.
Audiences across North American have been captivated by her playful tunes, disarmingly sweet voice and tell-it-like-it-is lyrics. If you like smart pop music that is "light with a bite," you'll love this quirky, Canadian indie darling.
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