VLA Designs was lucky to be able to partner up with long time seasoned musician, Darren Fisher. Born in Panama City Florida, Darren, at a young age moved to the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama. Before long, he had taken a keen interest in music, particularly the guitar. After learning the basic chords on an old Sears acoustic, he then acquired a cheap electric guitar and within a couple of years, at the age of 15, was soon playing the local bar circuit. Now, being a “real” Muscle Shoals Musician, it was only natural for him to develop a love and passion for the music the local studios were making famous — what we now call Classic R&B. Though R&B was his passion he has found success in several styles including Rock, Jazz, Country and Funk. He has opened, worked and performed for/with acts like The Thompson Trio, Gary Nichols, Gulliver, Radio Tokyo,Max & Kirk Russell, Bo Bice, Axes Sally, Calamity Jayne, Wet Willy, Etta James, The Dereck St. Holmes band, Mother Tongue, Blackfoot, Rossington, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Foghat, The Connells, Stephen Wolf, Atlanta Rythym Section, Dave Mason, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Johnny Winters, Chris Cagle, Hillbilly Delux, Adam’s House Cat (now The Drive By Truckers) and Derek Trucks — to name a few. Darren currently lives in the Shoals area, still plays locally, and is an active songwriter.
Thus, VLA Music Promotions was born. Along with VLA Designs, they have a combined experience of over 90 years. Darren’s expertise in the music field has acquired him the needed knowledge to help fellow musicians in the areas of branding, live bookings, live sound reinforcement and development, live on-site multi tracking (live albums), as well as promotional merchandise to sell at your gigs, websites and facebook pages. He also offers music lessons as well as buys, sells and trades music equipment.