Hailing from New Plymouth, New Zealand, singer-songwriter and guitarist Jon Darling grew up amidst the sounds of Nirvana, Sound Garden, Radiohead, and local punk band Sticky Filth.
In 1997 Jon moved to Brooklyn, NY to perform on his sister, Julia Darling’s promotional tour of her Wind-up Records debut album, ‘Figure 8’. Performing across the U.S. they opened for Squeeze, Crash Test Dummies, and 10,000 Maniacs, to name a few. Darling is also an accomplished sideman, having played guitar and provided background vocals for artists such as Tracy Bonham, Teddy Thompson, Chris Grace, Loudboy and more.
In 2006, Darling founded The Grey Race. With Ethan Eubanks on drums, Jeff Hill on bass, and Darling on vocals and guitar, the trio quickly signed with Unfiltered Records. The band released their debut EP “Give It Love” in 2007, and subsequently performed as an opening act on Rufus Wainwright‘s European tour. Jon Darling’s 5 song self-titled EP was released in 2015, followed by his latest release “Alchemy”, out now on all major platforms!