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Darcy Macrae found his passion for music while growing-up just outside of Toronto, Canada. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2003, Darcy moved to New York City. Upon arrival, Darcy began as a session drummer on several top advertising jingles and playing on a number of hit Broadway shows before joining the first national tour of Wicked.

Darcy now keeps a busy schedule performing in the Broadway orchestras of The Book of Mormon, Wicked, School of Rock, The Great Comet of 1812, as well as playing with some of New York City's top bands.

Darcy got his first set of drums at the age of eight and by the age of thirteen, he was performing in local clubs with his oldest brother, Derek Macrae in the band Triple Whipple. He then went on to study with some of Toronto's top drummers.

Throughout Darcy's youth, the commitment and determination to perform live was his top priority. In high school, Darcy was an active member of both the Big Band and Jazz ensembles. In addition to his busy music and academic schedule, Darcy composed a percussion piece that won the "Most Honorary Percussionist Award" in the Canadian National High School Music Competition.

After graduating from high school, Darcy moved to London, England to explore new music avenues. There he started performing around the United Kingdom with many Blues artists. After living in London for one year, Darcy moved back to the Toronto area to perform with the R&B show band Downstroke.

In 2000, Darcy was awarded a four-year scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where he studied with renowned drummers Kenwood Dennard, Mark Walker, Yoron Israel, Jamey Haddad, Jon Hazilla, Jim Blackley, bassist Ron Mahdi, and Saxophonists Ed Tomassi. While at Berklee, he lent his drumming skills to several Boston area bands, performing Jazz, R&B , Hip-Hop, Latin, Afro-Cuban and Pop. Darcy finished his BM Degree in 2003.

Darcy now lives in Brooklyn, NY and continues to perform on drums in and around New York City.


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