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Dareck Mckay was born October 6, 1988 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Moving to Ladner, B.C at the age of 3 he found a new place to call home. Dareck began playing guitar in his highschool music class and immediately connected to the art of music. He then started writing his own songs and recorded his first EP in April 2017 with Cory Woodward of Lion Bear Fox. 


Dareck, being raised by a single father and an absent mother struggling with addictions, sought comfort in listening and playing music.


Dareck grew up listening to Rock and Roll music with his father who "rocked" a curly mullet and a 1980's Trans Am. Inspired by this he grew his hair long and joined a metal band in 2005. Seeing success through tours and fans he decided to continue with music even after the band split, only this time he went in a different direction in terms of style. Influenced by the vocals of Incubus and City and Color, he began his journey into alternative rock music. Dareck combines emotion with the catchy melodies of today's music. 

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Dareck Mckay Music

(604) 612-4362