"Intelligent, edgy acoustic guitar pop with a little bit of funk thrown in for good measure" Time Out London "A funkier version of Squeeze" Lewis Taylor


D'ARCY'S epic pop journey started in 2002 with two socially dysfunctional young men from the suburbs who, holed up in a semi-detached in Cheam, Surrey, began crafting the finest songs ever written in Cheam, Surrey.

Ashish and Tristan - armed only with two acoustic guitars and one husky larynx - proceeded to rock the London circuit, with regular gigs at the 12 Bar Club, The Troubadour and the Kashmir Klub.

The duo transmogrified, bass players, drummers and a viola player came and went, mostly on good terms, and D'ARCY played bigger London venues like Dingwalls, The Metro Club and The Water Rats, recording a 5-track EP on the way.

A demo of Ash's 'Girl From Mars' recorded for London radio station Xfm found its way to actor James Nesbitt who personally phoned the band to say he thought the cover was "f*cking brilliant!"

After a demo was picked up by Stephen Budd Management, D'ARCY recorded their debut single 'Oxygen' with Rainmaker (producers who have worked with Ash, Elton John and even the Sugababes!) Released on their own label, Cheam Records, 'Oxygen' received its debut airplay on the BBC Asian Network on the Adil Ray show.

D'ARCY played more gigs at In The City Manchester, The Borderline, The Marquee and GUILFEST, and received favourable press from Eastern Eye and AIM.

So far in 2006 the band have recorded a new EP, completed a tour of Canada, played live on BBC radio and Sky TV, and featured in Asiana magazine's 'Ones To Watch in 2006'.

D'ARCY have been nominated in the 2006 UK Asian Music Awards (AMA) for the Best Newcomer and Best Unsigned Act.

D'ARCY start 2007 with a request from Janice Long to play a live session on her BBC Radio 2 show in March.


'The Say So EP' 2003
'Oxygen' debut single release 2005
'The Unconditional EP' 2007

Set List

Typical Set 45-60 minutes (Original material for 90 minutes)
Girl Who Uses The C Word
Is This Love
Your Tears Are Beautiful
Say So
You Were Right And I Was Wrong
Catch You When When You Fall
Best I Can
The Problem With Light
H362CRP (Number Plate Song)
I Don't Want To Get Over You
We Could Be Lovers
(There's Every Danger This Could Stay) Platonic
Girl From Mars (Ash cover)
I Think We're Alone Now (Tiffany Cover)
Raspberry Beret (Prince Cover)