Darren Roberts is a Singer Songwriter from the salt town of Middlewich in Cheshire. Darren gets inspiration from a town steeped in legend for many of his original songs including Misty Wood and Sunset on the Lime Beds.
As well as a musical journey throughout this much loved town, Darren also draws on life experiences that have shaped him and his music. Growing up in Manchester Darren sang at Manchester Cathedral as a chorister. Darren also sang in a backing choir on Take That’s 1995 Uk tour. This experience working in the music industry was the catalyst to start his own journey as a musician.
Since moving to Middlewich, Darren has been writing and performing his own music and has played all occasions, from the famous Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival to smaller functions such as Middlewich Beer Festival and private parties. There is always a sing along to be had.
So whether you’re looking for original music inspired by a historic market town, or your favourite classic hits, Darren will entertain.
Sunset on the Lime Beds
The idea for ‘Sunset on the lime beds’ came to me after a friend’s dog was put to sleep. I remember him telling me about having a final night with the dog and taking it for a walk for the last time. I wondered how it must feel to take your dog for its final walk knowing it’ll be the last one, not wanting it to end, not wanting to go back home. Being a dog lover and having 2 of my own, the thought of this fills me with dread, so it was easy to emotionally connect with the subject. The lime beds are a popular dog walking spot and seemed like the perfect location for the song which tells the story of one man’s final walk with man’s best friend.