Darby Picnic is a Pacific NW band led by Lee Gregory on keys and vocals, along with Kent Beatty on guitar, keys and vocals, Troy Moss on guitar and vocals, Terry Hickey, bass and vocals, and Dave Smith on drums. The group has been together for about two years , and have done shows at Louie G’s, Jazzbones, Meeker Days and The Stonegate, The Valley, and this year is playing at Art On The Ave on July 9th in Tacoma, WA.
Live, Darby Picnic delivers a set full of ear candy, incorporating video, sound samples, and computer technology into a layered, colorful wash of sound. Stunning compositions with meaningful lyrics, addictive hooks, and lush arrangements sweep the listener into an experience that only be described as truly eclectic.
The musicians in Darby Picnic have no reverence for rules. Everything is open and available from their perspective. Americana, pop, punk, classic psych – any influence that strikes them is used. The mix of musical styles is so diverse, they decided to create their own genre – Post Medieval Psychedelia.