Darren Hendrie

Darren Hendrie is an Edinburgh based singer-songwriter. He plays regularly on Edinburgh’s open mic circuit and has been the featured act at venues such as Edinburgh Unlimited, The Listening Room and The Jazz Bar. He occasionally hosts The McEwan Ale House’s Red Dog Songwriter’s Session and their long standing Friday night open mic. As well as playing original material he can also play a wide range of covers.

He also fronts The Darren Hendrie Band; a rock/acoustic group. The band setup includes: Vocals (plus backing); Electric/12 String acoustic guitars; Violin; Bass; and Drums.

Darren Hendrie

The Grassmarket Bar has started running an open mic which he has helped to build up and, even thought it’s early days, is gaining a lot of momentum and proving to be a great success.


“The best songwriter in Edinburgh.” – Aaron Wright

“A beautiful voice.” – Magdalena Reising

“Really, really good. Hell of a pair of lungs.” – Bob Fairfoull of Degrassi and ex-Idlewild

“You can’t fail to spot a talented young man who is passionate about his music and who deserves to go far.” – The Listening Room (The Blue Blazer)

“He’s awesome. Mesmeric.”- Out of the Bedroom

“Darren Hendrie rawks my Universe. Amazing.”- Sara Carter of Plastic Babies

Sources and Links

A live performance for one of Darren’s songs (`Words I Struggle to Speak’) can be found on the NME website:


Audio clips and more information can be found on Facebook @Darren Hendrie Music and some working demos can be found on Soundcloud.

Darren Hendrie performing at Out of The Bedroom Open Mic Night at The Montague Bar(Edinburgh) |…
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