The Secret Cornerstone Of Every Event

No matter the type, music sets the tone of the room. Great music is the key to making your event exciting from the minute your guests arrive to the last perfect moment of the evening. Darker Marker Productions offers professional live music in any musical style you desire! Select a live musical act as the main entertainment feature for your event or include it with a circus entertainment solution for a complete package!

Musical Styles

From Afro-Cuban Jazz To Honky Tonk, We’ve Got You Covered!

We work with a wide variety of extremely talented bands, ensembles, and solo musicians that span the full breadth of musical styles. If your preferred style isn’t listed, just ask! We even work with songwriters and composers who can write brand new music just for you!

Rock styles

Classic Rock, Oldies, Alternative, Hard Rock, Yacht Rock, Punk Rock, Ska, Grunge, Jam Band

Jazz Styles

Jazz, Latin, Blues, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Acoustic styles

Acoustic Rock, Singer Songwriter, Classical

other styles

Country, Praise Worship, Fusion, Hair Metal, Speed Metal, NuMetal, Doom

Technical abilities

Use Your System Or Leave Everything To Us

All musical acts travel with full audio equipment perfectly suited and customized to your event’s size and purpose, whether you’re presenting an intimate salon party or a large-scale outdoor music festival.

Band Spotlight: Audiocurve

Talent scouts at Darker Marker Productions are constantly searching for the next amazing act to add to our performer roster. When a new band or music group catches our attention, we are delighted to feature them here!

Introducing Audio Curve!

Audio Curve is an up and coming American rock band from Des Moines, Iowa. Their guitar-driven sound ranges from up beat, hard-hitting rock anthems to funky, catchy grooves with funk and blues elements. In addition to their regular intense gig schedule, Audio Curve has headlined the Briar Patch Music Festival and the 40th Anniversary Clive Festival, and has been a feature act four years running at the National IMT Des Moines Marathon.

Promotional Reel

Get a feel for Audio Curve, live!

Listen On Spotify

Check out Audio Curve’s original music!

Music Director

Celestino Ramirez

Celestino Ramirez is a highly sought after drummer and composer who has played and recorded with bands locally and throughout the United States for over 30 years. As a child prodigy, he studied under Iowa legend Woody Smith after surpassing his first teacher at age 11. His work has been recorded by Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Tom Tattmon of Catamount Studios, and Griffin Landa of The Establishment. He has opened for many national acts including Suicidal Tendencies, Local H, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Powerman 5000, Doyle Wolfgang of the Misfits, Vixen, Crowbar, Orgy, Madball, Hemlock, Egypt Centeral, Psychostick, and Hed PE.