Picture Book
Background information
Origin United States
United Kingdom
Years active 2008-present
Members Dario Darnell
Lorne Ashley

 Picture Book is a British DJ duo from Manchester. The duo was hand picked by Coca Cola to perform at the Olympics with the likes of Mark Ronson, Katy B and Dizzee Rascal and collaborating with a Grammy nominated singer.

Personal Life and Career

Brothers Dario Darnell and Lorne Ashley, born in New York City and raised in Manchester, inherited a love of song writing and performing from their father August Darnell (a.k.a Kid Creole from the legendary Kid Creole & The Coconuts).

Their first EP, "At Last" (released Jan 2012), was a collaboration with Grammy nominated vocalist Greta Svabo Bech (vocalist on Deadmau5’s 'Raise Your Weapon') who received an unprecedented response all around with specialist plays on Radio 1, XFM, MoS and Kiss as well as spawning a top 10 hype machine hit and featuring on iTunes ‘New and Noteworthy’.

The band’s unique show and ‘aLive’ concept, which sees them remix and rework songs on the fly, caught the eye of Coca Cola and they spent the summer re-interpreting Mark Ronson and Katy B’s track "Anywhere in The World" up and down the country for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Events, culminating at Hyde Park where they performed to 80,000 people and shared the stage with the likes of The Wanted, Dizzee Rascal and Katy B.

The band’s sophomore EP, "Songs About Aimee" (released Oct 2012) tells a story of the rise and fall of a relationship with singles In My Head and Why Are We Wasting Our Time wrapping it in deeply infectious melodies and catchy choruses. The latter of which had major support at Radio 1. The EP was written and produced by Picture Book and mixed by house legend, Tony Senghore (Miike Snow, Swedish House Mafia).


The DJ duo has written the song "Sunshine" for Greta Svabo Bech with which the Faroe Islands debuted in the tenth edition.