Waiting on a Raincloud – Original Music by DARREN CLAXTON yesterday darrenclaxton inwhalechoons Click on the pic to hear the Choon I wrote ‘Waiting on a Raincloud one bright spring morning back in March/April, whilst eating breakfast! As I looked out onto the garden, I saw birds feeding, bees flying and plants growing! Here in England six weeks prior to this, it was a bitter -5c and bitterly cold. This song is to remind us allRead More →

Click The Pic To Hear The Choon Here’s my new song Little Words which was recorded in 1 take! Lyrics Little words in my mouth Keeping them locked away not falling out Little thoughts in my head Keeping them all locked away until I’m safe in bed Three words falling Always stalling Inside feelings Like they ought to Little words Little times that we have keeping them locked away for us and them little worldRead More →

The Thrill Has Gone – By Darren Claxton – BB King Here’s my rendition of this classic track by BB KING. He was one of my biggest influences musically and I still love listening to his old recordings. I recorded it the day BB died – May 14, 2015. Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.Read More →

  Inside Your Soul   Inside Your Soul was written at the height of my breakdown, depression and anxiety back in 2013/14. It stayed on the pages in my book of stories (Lyric book) and never emerged until earlier this year. There are many songs in that book that still need to see the light of day, but I’ll hopefully get round to recording as my Whaleshares, Steemit, and Choon Journey continues. I hope you findRead More →

  Free Your Mind Here’s the next track from our new music project Broken Ocean. ‘Free Your Mind’ is a dance track that David had created and sent over to me this past Sunday. I quickly got to work on writing some lyrics and recording the vocals with added 3 part harmonies for the finished track. This really is so far detached from my usual ‘Folk/Indie style but, I’m finding a whole new range inRead More →

Introducing BROKEN OCEAN ‘Stay Where You Fall’                                Listen and Tip us on CHOON – Stay Where You Fall Here’s the first track from brand new music project ‘Broken Ocean’ And it’s being released exclusively onto CHOON and shared here before anywhere else. Darren says:It all started a few weeks ago when myself and David were talking about the possibility of workingRead More →

Thorny Waves I created this lyric as a metaphorical way of describing moods and life’s little moments. We ride the waves, sometimes they’re calm, sometimes they’re treacherous and sometimes they’re just downright ‘Thorny’ with spikes of bad feeling and awkwardness thrown in for good measure. Lyrics Sail away the thorny waves Comfort me today Riding on a sea of dreams Waving once I’m freeTravel to a time before You always seem to be Happiness wasRead More →

Changed Again       Listen now on CHOONS  https://choon.co/tracks/0u1m21ilzo7/changed-again    The beauty of writing your own songs is that, you can reconstruct them, change the mood and totally transform them into a different musical beast altogether! Somehow True has been one of those song that’s been a WIP (work in progress) since 2014.     This new version is rough around the edges but is finally somewhere close to what I was hoping for. SpendingRead More →

‘The Tale’ is a story about a retired and burnt out musician that finds himself back in the norm. he slowly fades back into life and reminisces about his time on the road. It’s a sad fact that this will happen to possibly 99% of successful musicians on the planet. I’m no statistician, but that’s probably not a bad estimate. I hope you enjoy this acoustic laid back song. Lyrics The wanderer returned with aRead More →

Breathe – Original Music by Darren Claxton https://choon.co/tracks/0wr5cscm0rz/breathe- Hello Stishers and welcome to my song ‘Breathe’The real beauty of being a singer-songwriter and musician is that, you get to do whatever you like with the songs you create. You can also here the studio version on Choon BREATHE is a rather simplistic little song but also very intricate in its make up. What inspired me to write this? well, I was thinking (I do a lotRead More →

Danes Dyke – Flamborough, Yorkshire UK Thorny Waves Here’s a demo of my new song ‘Thorny Waves’ that I wrote earlier this week! I’ve been in full-time Daddy Day Care mode these past 6 weeks which has been so much fun, but also completely knackering! There’s always a song inside my head and heart, and this is one that’s managed to find it’s way out of my body and onto the trusty Zoom Porta-Studio. It’sRead More →

Here’s the studio version of my new track ‘BREATHE’ I’d like to share my brand new song that I wrote this evening! It’s called BREATHE which is a simplistic little song. What inspired me to write this? well, I was thinking (I do a lot of that) about all the stupid mistakes that I’ve made in life, and wouldn’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I gave them breath in their bodies, butRead More →

As you all know, I’m not one to do covers and usually concentrate on writing my own music. This song by Serena Mathews @paintingangels just took me away to somewhere that I’ve not been for a long time, that place, as a musician which is quite foreign, is total admiration for another fellow creative soul. Now, there are many many great musicians here on Steemit that I love to listen to, but there’s just something magical aboutRead More →

Resolve is a song about my childhood. Myself and little sister were raised my dad, something unheard of back in 1980, when our mother walked out on us all. There is still no reason why she did that, but I’ve not missed having her around because my dad is the GREATEST man I know, and my kids have an amazing mother so that is all I need to hold on to. The people in theRead More →

I wrote ‘Waiting on a Raincloud this morning, whilst eating breakfast! As I looked out onto the garden, I saw birds feeding, bees flying and plants growing! Here in England six weeks ago, it was a bitter -5c and bitterly cold. This song is to remind us all of how beautiful nature and our planet really is. Thanks for watching. Darren Lyrics I’m waiting on a rain cloud And a sunny afternoon Everyone is overRead More →

  This track is my dad’s favourite! He’s been begging me to upload this somewhere on the internet for all to hear. It always strikes me how us musicians can write a piece of music, record it and leave it on our hard drives for years without ever sharing it. Something that @edprivat said the other night on SMA Needle On The Record show with @d-vine and @onemedia was – “I’m just gonna upload my music so, f**k it if noRead More →

    INSIDE YOUR SOUL Won’t you fight to survive won’t you survive to fight won’t you live for life will you give decide, decide Heartbroken promises inside your soul where were you my friend when I needed you most Safe and sound, tonight warm inside and out find the fear, without, without calm and still for now, for now Heartbroken promises inside your soul where were you my friend when I needed you mostRead More →

Hello and welcome to the next installment in my music journey here on Steemit. After an amazing recent collaboration with @zipporah for my track Waiting on a Rain Cloud and my version of Wish Away for @pechichemena #coverasteemian contest by @paintingangels -I’ve been in secret talks with two of the very best EDM producers here on Steemit and beyond. They are Ma.De aka @d-vine and @jeffleinwand They have collectively and ingeniously remixed my track ‘Was It Right’ which has transformed into a beautiful dancing creature glowing with that warmRead More →

The Tale – Original Music by Darren Claxton ‘The Tale’ is a story about a retired and burnt out musician that finds himself back in the norm. he slowly fades back into life and reminisces about his time on the road. It’s a sad fact that this will happen to possibly 99% of successful musicians on the planet. I’m no statistician, but that’s probably not a bad estimate. I hope you enjoy this acoustic laidRead More →

  Waiting On A Raincloud   Here’s my entry for Steemit Open Mic week 83   I wrote ‘Waiting on a Rain cloud this morning, whilst eating breakfast! As I looked out onto the garden, I saw birds feeding, bees flying and plants growing! Here in England six weeks ago, it was a bitter -5c and bitterly cold. This song is to remind us all of how beautiful nature and our planet really is. ThanksRead More →

‘Friends’ is a story about people that you knew really well, haven’t seen in a long time but thank for all the memories you made and now share. I’ve moved around a few times during the past 15 years and met so many interesting lovely people along the way, that I’d like to call ‘friends’. ‘I wonder what they’re doing now, I’d like to find it out somehow and would you’? This verse in theRead More →

 Steemit Open Mic Week 82 ?– Original Song by @darrenclaxton – Inside Your Soul – This is my Open Mic entry for week 82 I recorded it for week 80 but it somehow got missed by the great OpenMic bot! I hope it’s OK to resubmit this song @luzcypher As I really put my heart and soul into it. Thanks as always to @luzcypher for this awesome brainchild of his! It really has opened so many doors forRead More →

Resolve – Original Music by @darrenclaxton for @dsound and @steemit Resolve is a song about my childhood. Myself and little sister were raised my dad, something unheard of back in 1980, when our mother walked out on us all. There is still no reason why she did that, but I’ve not missed having her around because my dad is the GREATEST man I know, and my kids have an amazing mother so that is allRead More →

Nesecito La Playa – ‘I need the beach’ is my musical offering for the Steemit Music League Challenge S2:R8 Latin Music. I’m loving the challenges here which really gets my many musical juices flowing, because I don’t just write vocal songs you know? I have other sides to my creativity. I wrote this track a while back with images of Latin America and the beaches of Mexico and Brazil. I’m a huge fan of Santana’sRead More →

In Flames was written towards the end of a rather strained relationship. Music was my only escape but my partner had other ideas, like trying to suppress my love for creativity and controlling when I could play or perform live. It was a weird time for me, but I look back now and think ‘Thanks for helping me to write some great songs’       In Flames on DSound     IN FLAMES IRead More →

Selling My Music For Stish and Crypto-Currencies I’m steadily understanding the Stish protocol and how it will help to support me and my music in the future. With the popularity of Cryptocurrencies and impending doom of the once fruitful money cow that are the record labels, I’d like to offer my EP for sale here on Steemthat.   SteemThat and Stish have gotten me very excited regarding the future development of my creative musical world.Read More →

Hi Music Fans! Have you heard my 5 track EP ‘Never Grow Old’ yet? Have you downloaded it and played it loudly on your home or car sound system? Well, you’re missing out that’s for sure! The digital age has been truly revolutionary, and as a musician I’ve found it to be a priceless outlet for my music. I have now released the album on Bandcamp to generate some much needed funds to enable meRead More →

Sometimes, all that’s needed is a voice and instrument. I welcome you to sit back, put those headphones on and embrace this brand new song of mine.   https://steemit.com/dsound/@darrenclaxton/20180411t092903068z-restless-original-acoustic-music-by-darren-claxton Restless, no one needs my help Lost, useless point of view Fame, fortunate to prove Found, these thoughts are so brand new Stay, go and find your silly little self Aware, have you lost your mind I know, of people and places left to go AreRead More →

‘Slowed By Notes’ is the second track from my EP ‘Never Grow Old’ All of my songs are recorded at home on my trusty old Zoom MRS 1608 – 12 track Porta Studio, which just demonstrates what you can achieve with limited recording equipment. I also write all of the music, lyrics and play all instruments that you hear.   Here’s the YouTube link – https://youtu.be/hXGVrMngbbg Lyrics: Did I ever buy you flowers oh I’ve beenRead More →

This is my Open Mic entry for week 80   You can see and hear the video here – YouTube https://youtu.be/hXhVBS_yy1s  https://d.tube/#!/v/darrenclaxton/hamwd0gr   Thanks as always to @luzcypher for this awesome brainchild of his! It really has opened so many doors for me as a musician and I’m no doubt others echo what I say. I look forward to seeing all the other great musician here this week.   INSIDE YOUR SOUL Won’t you fight to survive won’t youRead More →

Reflected In Your Eyes was written for my Open Mic entry this week. As ever, it was penned very quickly and improvised as I went along. After listening to again on Monday, I started to layer some other instruments, re sung the vocals and mixed it. This is always a rather speedy process as I’m a busy father of two little people, who like to burst through the door mid-vocal recording!! I then sent the roughRead More →

Here a stand is a track from the Zoom vault. It was written a few years ago and re-recorded especially for @dsound and @steemit. It tells a tale of those petty arguments we have with our partners. I hope you like this country vibe. Lyrics Once or twice I let you back into my little life Forever more I gave you a key to let you in the door But you slammed it on your way into theRead More →

Hi Music Fans! The digital age has been truly revolutionary, and as a musician I’ve found it to be a priceless outlet for my music. So without further adieu, MY EP is out NOW!!! You can get it exclusively on Bandcamp https://darrenclaxton.bandcamp.com/album/the-never-grow-old-ep Here’s the track listing and links where you can read more about each song. NEVER GROW OLD Track 1 – Was It Right Track 2 – Slowed By Notes Track 3 – DragonflyRead More →