Sunday, January 29, 2006


As the stressed out shoppers of city centre Leeds, hustled and bustled their way past Dr Wu’s, inside the music lovers of Leeds had gathered to be completely chilled out and relaxed by the charismatic and endearing Darren Poyzer . On this, a rare visit to Leeds, it is easy to see why he is acknowledged as one of the best in the business by fellow musicians and fans alike. With a stage presence that puts you at ease, to the point where you feel Darren has been your best mate for years, this was a gig you didn’t want to finish. Men of a certain age would easily identify with his song “Sunday Morning Footballer”, while the leaders of the world would do well to listen to the powerful and poignant “From The Beaches Of Ibiza To The Shores Of Vietnam”. With songs that explore and analyse all aspects of human life and behaviour, Darren is in a class of his own and Leeds can only hope for a very quick return.