Darren “D.C” Cross (Gerling, Jep and Dep) is an Australian guitarist and storyteller. Cross’ music is inspired by the 1960’s and 1970’s mainstays of American and British acoustic guitar (John Fahey, Roy Harper, Leo Kottke, Elizabeth Cotton, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch) but he is consciously forging his own musical identity within an Australian landscape. Cross has recently supported Ed Kuepper at the Recital Hall in Sydney, Blue Mountains Theatre and an improvised solo guitar set at the Art Gallery Of N.S.W as part of the Volume Festival. Other supports shows of late have seen Darren share the stage with the likes of Ed Kuepper and Jim White, Mess-esque, Ryley Walker, Andrew Tuttle, Marissa Anderson, Lost Ragas and the Apartments. Last 2023 he completed a 2 month tour of France, Germany and the Netherlands, his fourth tour of Europe.
Cross has been creating music for the last 25 years, from Gerling to Jep and Dep, and has written songs with Kool Keith, Kylie Minogue. He played shows with artists ranging from Beastie Boys, Beck, and Happy Monday to Johnny Marr, Courtney Barnett, Ryley Walker, Bill Callahan (Smog) and Will Oldham.
D.C Cross fourth album “Wizrad” has been described as “Equally parts ecstatic primitive guitar and madcap ambient. Studying the acoustic guitar as a solo instrument even further, Cross this time brought in influences as far reaching as Doc Watson, Enya, Chuck Wild, Muddy Waters and the Tacoma catalog to make something uniquely Australian”.