Darren Petersen has established himself as a premier professional drum, percussion and sampling specialist in South Africa. He first started playing professionally at age 15, joined the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra at 16 as an ADHOC member, and secured the position of drum-kit player in the South African Youth Jazz Band. After school, he majored in Jazz Performance at the South African College of Music at The University of Cape Town. He has played with a long list of top South African artists, from Francois van Coke to Loyiso Bala, and has toured extensively around the world with big theatre productions like The Sound of Music. He has also worked as the touring and studio drummer for Karen Zoid. He was also the percussionist and samplist for The Voice (South Africa), Season 2. He holds full endorsements from ROLAND South Africa, TAMA South Africa, ZILDJIAN CYMBAL COMPANY International, PROMARK STICKS South Africa and EVANS Drum Heads South Africa.