Gary & Darren have their own career as actor and model but share the same passion for music. Darren was writing and producing songs for some of the most talented artists in Los Angeles like Macy Gray, Kim Hill, Chero- kee, Madusa, to name a few. He hails from Beaumont Texas with strong family roots in Louisiana and throughout the South. Singing in the church choir DLee would develop a keen sense of melody and song structure. He would spend countless hours listening and studying The great Soul legends like Sam Cooke, Otis, Redding, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Al Green and Curtis Mayfield. Gary, in his end, was part of a band he co-founded in New York : The Bell Cafe Band. As a multi-talented musician Gary was seen on the Emmy Awards singing a duet with Macy Gray, appearing with hip-hop artist DMC on stage at the “Live 8 Concert” in Ontario, Canada or at numerous events and shows around the World. He also featured with French songwriter & singer Ayo for the UNESCO Foundation.
At the occasion of a music collaboration in Dubai, they both felt their vocal harmonies had a good feel and worked very well together. From that point, Gary and DLee thought of doing an acoustic and organic project together : ‘Sugar Free’. This is how they came to produce the outstanding acoustic/organic songs they offer to offer to their fans around the world.