Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda

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Hidden Agenda is a Fun, Energetic, Classic Rock Band From The Midwest. Specializing in a wide variety of classic rock favorites, Country, Adult Contemporary, and Original music.

Biography

Þ What do Law enforcement, and Classic Rock and Roll have in common? Just ask Hidden Agenda’s front man, Sgt. Darin Larner, of the Lansing Police Department. “As a Cop, we always view things from the inside out.” “As performers, we’re seeing things from the outside in.” What happens on stage during a Hidden Agenda performance is the result of 20 yrs of doing both. “We find that the music has given us that avenue of escape, and an opportunity to separate the good, from the bad”. When Hidden Agenda is in the house, it’s all good! And they are locked and loaded and ready to get the party started!

ÞHidden Agenda’s founding fathers, Darin Larner (Lead Vocals), Joe Denslow (Harmonica, Keyboards) and “Loose” Louie Brown (Lead guitar) started molding the sounds of Hidden Agenda in the late 1980’s. With acoustic backgrounds, and blues influences, the trio built a small recording studio in the country, and began to pursue their passion, Music! Along with some fresh ideas and a lot of cold brews, they spent the early years writing and recording songs, as well as performing in venues around mid-Michigan. The emphasis for the band has always been on building friendships through their love of music. In early 2000 the “Hidden Agenda” sound solidified, and formally unveiled, with the addition of Drummer Bernie Hartley and Bass guitar player Keith Coulter.

ÞWith two earlier studio releases (The Beginning) a compilation of cover tunes with an acoustic edge, and (Believe In America) a 15 song CD of original music, Hidden Agenda has decided once again to head back into the recording studio, to begin work (and they use that term loosely!) on their third project. The new CD titled Let the Games Beginã is targeted for release in the spring of 2007. According to the band, this CD is staged to showcase the sturdy rock side of Hidden Agenda’s music. The title cut, and a second track, The Door to Your Lifeã have already received airtime and promotion from Lansing’s Classic Rock Radio Station, 94.9 WMMQ.

ÞDescribed as “A Fun, Energetic, Classic rock band” Hidden Agenda credits several artists for helping them define their sound over the years. Their musical influences include; The Beatles, Bad Company, Tom Petty, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, STYX, REO Speedwagon & Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name a few. One of the best things about Hidden Agenda is that their song list is always evolving. They continue to bring new material to each show, whether it’s a great cover tune or a new original song, written by the band.

ÞHidden Agenda can be found in all of the major clubs around mid-Michigan. In addition, the band is always booking dates for private parties, weddings or corporate events. Each summer, the band also tours the Festival circuit in and around the state of Michigan. This past summer Hidden Agenda was privileged to share the stage with the legendary Bill Haley’s Comets in Mackinaw City, Mi. The Band also takes great pride in utilizing their abilities to help others in need through charitable concerts and events. ###

“Hidden Agenda Rocks!” – Keith Pelligrini WMMQ 94.9 Classic Rock Promotions Dir.
“This Band is Awesome!” – Joey Pants WMMQ 94.9 Radio Personality
“These guys define classic rock!” – Danny Stewart WFMK 99.1 Radio Personality


8350 Williams Rd. Dewitt, Michigan 48820 Tel. (517) 230 – 1087 Email HiddenAgenda12003@yahoo.com
www.HiddenAgendaRocks.com

Discography

Studio Releases

The Beginning... Released in Oct. 01
Believe in America Released in Oct. 03
Let the games begin due for release spring '07

Snipits from Believe in America can be heard at www.CDbaby/HiddenAgenda.com

Set List

Hidden Agenda’s Current Song List:
A.
Alright Now / Free
American Pie / Don McClean
Another Brick in the Wall / Pink Floyd
Addicted to Love / Robert Palmer
B.
Bad to the Bone / George Thorogood
Blue on Black / Kenny Wayne Shepard
Brown Eyed Girl / Van Morrison
Brick House / Commodores
Best Friends Girl / The Cars
C.
Call Me The Breeze / JJ Cale
Can't get enough / Bad Company
Can't You See / Marshall Tucker Band
Chevy Van / Sammy Johns
Cocaine / Eric Clapton
Comfortably Numb / Pink Floyd
Can't get next to you / The Temptations
D.
December / Collective Soul
Door To Your Life / Hidden Agenda *NEW*
F.
Feel Like Making Love / Bad Company
Fire & Rain / James Taylor
Free Bird / Lynyrd Skynyrd
Folsom Prison Blues / Johnny Cash
G.
Gimmee Three Steps / Lynyrd Skynyrd
Glory Days / Bruce Springsteen
Going to California / Led Zeppelin
H.
Hard to Handle / Black Crowes
Hold my Hand / Hootie and the Blowfish
House is Rockin' / S