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Darren Jones
Darren Jones is a Mancunian. He is currently the Technology Operations Manager at dock10, the UK's leading television facility based in the heart of MediaCity in Salford. In a broadcast career spanning over 25 years he has worked at Granada ITV, Lime Pictures, Yorkshire TV and the BBC. Working on programmes such as Coronation Street, Match of the Day, The Voice, Stars in their Eyes.... and his all-time favourite, the Sooty Show. Before starting in television Darren was the guitarist in Manchester band Rig who released singles on the Cut Deep and Dead Dead Good record labels in the early nineties at the height of Madchester. As the self-appointed librarian and photographer of the band, he unwittingly started the journey on his archivist career by collecting press clippings, tickets, posters and documenting the scene through his photographs. Recently Darren has returned to that period in music and has written and published the band’s story and archives online. As part of this process the band’s records and music have all been re-released along with a debut album featuring unheard music from over thirty years ago.