Darren Hayman is the Essex-born lead singer, songwriter and guitarist with UK indie band Hefner, big favourites of the late John Peel. Hayman released four studio albums with Hefner (plus a compilation and a live album) and one album with The French. Hayman can now be found performing solo, or as part of an indie bluegrass supergroup, Hayman, Watkins, Trout and Lee. The debut Darren Hayman solo album, Table for One was released in early 2006. His second solo album, 'Darren Hayman and The Secondary Modern', was released in October 2007.
He lives in London with his wife and his dog Beulah.