Harts is the nom de plume of Indian-born, Australian-based musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer Darren Hart, whose singular blend of funk, blues, psychedelic rock, jazz, and indie electronic has drawn comparisons to Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz among others.
Raised in Melbourne, Australia, Hart released his debut album in 2014. "Daydreamer" was a ten-track collection of guitar-heavy electro-funk jams that drew praise from Prince himself, noting that “He reminds me of how I was at that age" -- it was later revealed that Hart had traveled to Prince's Paisley Park compound earlier that year to meet, jam and perform with Prince.
2015 saw Hart release his second EP titled “Breakthrough”, which featured 2 Triple J #1 played songs. Hart joined the ranks at Universal for his sophomore LP, 2016's “Smoke Fire Hope Desire”. The album earned much praise and accolades including being awarded “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards, being invited to collaborate on a song with The Roots & Lenny Kravitz for the official 2016 Olympic Games Campaign and gaining major radio airplay including landing Triple J’s Album of the Week.
Most recently, American rapper Denzel Curry recruited Hart for his cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade”. The performance went immediately viral, amassing millions of views and raving reviews worldwide, helping to cement Hart as Australia’s new guitar hero.