Building Younger Audiences
Darryl Stacey - bass
Darryl has been a professional musician, as a sideman or leader for over 30 years in London, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding area. He has performed with many local artists from across the region, and such well-known celebrities as Jenny Jones, Rich Little, the stars of The Lawrence Welk Show, Don Harron, Gordie Tapp, and The Harmonicats. He works in a wide variety of musical settings from jazz to pop.
He has enjoyed sharing the stage as an opener or guest, with the likes of Rob McConnell (Boss Brass), Peter Appleyard, Kevin Turcotte (Great Uncles of the Revolution), Carol Welsman, and Dan Hill. Currently, Darryl tours with the Jeans ’n Classics Band, performing with orchestras from London ON, Sudbury ON, Sioux Falls SD, Chattanooga TN, Dayton OH, Detroit MI, Dubuque Iowa, Roanoke VA, Cincinnati Pops OH, Calgary AB and Omaha NE. He has also appeared at the Waterloo, Oakville, Sarnia and Ottawa Jazz Festivals, and at London’s Grand Theatre, and Huron County and Petrolia playhouses.
Darryl was the music co-coordinator for the opening of the John Labatt Centre in 2002, the Scott Tournament of Hearts Women’s Curling Championship in 1986, and the London International RIBFEST for the last 18 years.
As a music graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Darryl has been involved in many local musical projects with well known local musical artists of all stripes, while securing musical services for corporate and charitable functions.
Darryl’s most recent endeavour was a lengthy stint as an educator for the Thames Valley School Board, and he was also nominated in the Jazz category for the 2011 and 2009 Jack Richardson Music Awards.