Montag, 14. September 2015


Dara is a world rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dara is a driving confluence of eclectic sounds that carry a message of peace and love through their distinctive style of rock. Their shared purpose has created a unique sound that consists of Benjamin Dara’s guitar and vocals, Kevin Hutson’s bass guitar, and Chris Stilling on drums. Add to this their rich vocal harmonies, they are a force that reaches beyond the music physically into the world. Together Dara explores the inner and outer most edges of what it is to exist in this universe.
Over the past few years Dara has really honed in on a sound they can really call their own. A natural evolution of Benjamin Dara’s debut album “Single Flame” the music pulls from a vast medley of influences from around the world.

Dara’s new album "The Red Tiger Nebula" expands upon the singer songwriter feel into a more psychedelic vision of rock and roll, while remaining true to Ben’s storytelling spirit.

At the age of 11, Benjamin Dara picked up a guitar and fell in love with music. As he grew up, countless musicians, poets, and philosophers influenced his passion. He even incorporates storytelling and wisdom into his songs, and his deep-rooted Persian culture has shaped the sounds of the various bands he performed in. After 15 years of playing guitar, singing, and writing poetry, Ben has perfected his vision with the band Dara.

With more than a three-and-a-half octave singing range and extensive experience with multiple genres, Ben’s songs have been featured on college radio and various west coast radio stations. He was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune, St. George Independent, and Ogden Standard Examiner. He was also an award-winning songwriter on his freshman album as a solo artist, “Single Flame”. Ben’s unique style and years of experience have shaped the sound of Dara, and he is pumped to share this vision with the world.