Darby is a graduate of Edinburgh University and the Berklee School Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied jazz guitar. In addition to a solo career, he has worked as a touring session player with Van Morrison, Robert Palmer, Asia, Alannah Myles, Bonnie Tyler, and Neneh Cherry. Darby also writes music for advertisements and film. He has played with Clapton at a number of small private gigs and joined Clapton’s band for the 1998 Pilgrim Tour. He has been a musical director of a UK TV show and appeared with Paul McCartney on UK TV in late 1999. He continues to play live gigs in the London area. He was a member of the house band for “Party At The Palace” – a concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee – in which Clapton took part.