We are the Darden Sisters, comprised of Selah, on the violin; Clarah, the guitarist; Havi on mandolin, and Tabbi, the bassist.
All four of us are vocalists in the group, focusing on harmonies and musical blends.
Raised on the California Coast in a family of musicians, we grew up surrounded by musical influences from almost every genre. In the early 2000's, our parents piled us into an RV, and together we embarked on several singing tours around the U.S., traveling as far east as Ohio. Originally our vocals were backed by our Grandpa Joe Tatar on honky-tonk style piano, but eventually, each of us decided on an instrument, and when our family came off the road in 2008, the four of us began to hone in on forming our own musical entity.
We are all songwriters in the group, now playing several instruments each. Since coming off the road, we have developed a sound which has been dubbed "Alternative Americana".
Residing in Orange County, California, we've grown up performing locally in venues such as Placentia's Concerts in the Park, The Anaheim Packing District, the Muckenthaler Cultural Arts Center, Monster Jam at Angel's Stadium, and for the Navy Reserves and Veterans on the Queen Mary and USS Iowa Battleship. (Fun fact: We love performing for our Veterans- they're our favorite! <3 )
in 2014, our band was featured performing originals on Puro 43 Music Sessions; a television show that was shot and aired in The Netherlands. Later, we got to surprise Paula Abdul for her birthday during the taping of Studio 10, an Australian TV program.
We enjoy performing an extensive variety of music including Americana, Western Swing, Jazz, Pop, Country, Gospel, Blues, Patriotic, and anything else we feel inspired to tackle.
Music has always been our first love, and our goal is to share that love with as many people as possible!
Thank you for joining us on this exhilarating journey!
With love always,
Selah, Clarah, Havi, and Tabbi xxxx