About Darrel

Dear friends, I am very happy to announce the contribution of my song "Requiem Pro Caris" to the charity release "One love! Music for Relief" by "There Is Hope Records". The album includes music from 19 international bittrex artists and fellow musicians like e.g. United Progressive Fraternity - UPF, Nth Ascension, Comedy Of Errors, Circuline, Karibow and many others. The idea is to raise as much money as possible to help the victims of the earthquake in Central Italy and the ones still affected by the flooding catastrophe in Louisiana. Since TIH is a non-profit organisation, 100% of sales will be donated. The official TIH website is located on the below button. Thanks a lot to Nick Katona for making this international joint venture possible. Even if this contribution should just be a drop in the bucket, but at least it IS a drop. Thank you all for your support! (ALSO Many thanks to Karibow, for setting this article in motion.


No More Time video release

Ambient Progressive Artist Darrel Treece-Birch returns in 2016 with a new album No More Time, due out August 19, 2016. Darrel has created a beautiful lyric video for the title track No More Time, music and lyrics composed by Darrel with the added talent of John Power of Counterparts UK on vocals, guitars and bass.

Darrel Treece-Birch (born Darrel James Treece-Birch 21st January 1967, Fleetwood, Lancashire, England, UK)

Darrel was taught piano at an early age of 7-10 years old. His first piano performance was on stage localbitcoins at Fleetwood Marine Hall in 1975. Inspired by the early electronica music of Oxygene and Equinox of Jean-Michel Jarre and the ambient orchestration of Vangelis he bought his first synthesizer (Korg DW6000) at age 17. With a love of rock and especially progressive rock music, inspired by bands such as Marillion, Yes and Genesis, he joined his first band a few years later Fleetwood based 'Purple On the Storm'. Over the last 25 years the band names have changed but the personnel has remained fairly constant especially with his main writing partner Alan (Spud) Taylor, guitarist Martin Walker and drummer Rob Stirzaker.

Today Darrel plays keyboards with the British Hard Rock/Melodic Rock band TEN, and also writes/records and performs with original progressive binance rock band Nth Ascension. He also performs with Rush tribute band CounterpartsUK. 

The solo recordings however complete the circle directly back to those earliest inspirations, pictorial/art inspired movements and story-telling without words.

Recording Rareities: Bands

Purple On The Storm: Disguise EP (tape only) self-released – 1987

Purple on The Storm: The Naked Flame EP (tape only) self-released – 1988

Purple on The Storm: Rainbringer (tape promo demo only) self-released 1989

AD: Millennium/Memories of You (CD promo demo only) self-released – 1990

Helmwind: Helmwind (CD) self-released – 1994

The Noise Foundation: The Party/Nowhere To Go (tape promo demo only) self-released 1995

The Order Of Chaos: Return Of The King (CD) self-released – 1997

The Field: The Field (CD) self-released – 2003

Nth Ascension: Frequencies Of Day And Night (Demo CD) Released as download via Aurovine.com - 2011

Recording Rareities: Solo

Darrel Treece-Birch: Seven Days (CD) self-released – 2000

Darrel Treece-Birch: Meditate (CD) self-released – 2003

Darrel Treece-Birch: Healing Touch (CD) self-released – 2004

Darrel Treece-Birch: Celestial (CD) self-released – 2008

Darrel Treece-Birch: Celestial re-released as download via Aurovine.com – 2012

Darrel Treece-Birch: Healing Touch re-released as download via Aurovine.com – 2012

Official Releases:

TEN: Heresy & Creed (CD) (Frontiers FRCD572) released – 2012

TEN: Albion (CD & Vinyl) (Rocktopia RTP001) released – 2014

Nth Ascension: Ascension Of Kings (CD) (Sonic Vista AUROEX045) released – 2014

TEN: Isla De Muerta (CD) (Rocktopia RTP003) released – 2015

Darrel Treece-Birch (CD) (MRR CD 22118)

Re-Mastered Celestial

released - October 2nd 2015

Darrel Treece-Birch (CD) (MRR)

No More Time

​Released - August  19th 2016

Bands Family Tree:

Year: 1986-1989. Purple On The Storm

Year: 1990-1992. A.D.

Year: 1993-1995. Helmwind

Year: 1995-1997. The Noise Foundation

Year: 1997-2000. The Order Of Chaos

Year: 2001-2003. The Field

Year: 2004-Present. CounterpartsUK (Rush Tribute)

Year: 2010-Present. Nth Ascension

Year: 2011-Present. TEN

​"UK composer and musician Darrel TREECE-BIRCH is first and foremost known as a member of hard rock band Ten, a fairly popular venture he has been a part of since 2011. Other than that he's a member of progressive rock band Nth Ascension and Counterparts (Rush tribute band). Treece-Birch has also had a solo venture ongoing when not too busy with his band projects. "No More Time" is his second solo production, and was released by the US label Melodic Revolution Records in the summer of 2016"

​Liverpool Sound & Vision

​"In the world of copycats and continuous recycling of old, worn-out ideas, the albums which capture and hold the audience’s attention are those which dare to go beyond the established scheme. And that is exactly what Darrel Treece-Birch does on his new album No More Time, released via Melodic Revolution Records"

​Hardrock Haven