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Darlene Graham

Darlene Graham and The Shades of Green Band

Darlene Graham and The Shades of Green Band


  • Darlene Graham has graced stages all over Canada and the United States as a performer of Family Music for over 20 years. She is a professionally trained musician and educator that hails from Newfoundland Canada and now resides with her husband/Co-songwriter/Bandmate Chris and their 4 children on Long Island NY. Darlene was a K-6 music teacher for 7 years and filled the classroom with music literacy and fostered a love for music in young minds. Motherhood gave Darlene the passion for family music and she began writing and creating music for her 4 children. This quickly spread out to 2 CD’s, hundreds of concerts, the development of Rockin Tots music program for the littlest ears and the Creation of Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band! Darlene is a magnetic performer and maintains music education at the core of her writing and performances. She has performed many different styles and genres of music including touring internationally with Celtic trio Le Ceile, performed in many staged musicals and national tours, appeared on "Saturday Night Live", on "Sesame Street - Word on the Street" several international commercials, and performs children and family music on stages in preschools, libraries, theaters and festivals. Her music is filled with everyday family experiences and occurrences with fun upbeat lyrics and rhythm to inspire families to move and play together! Darlene also creates and performs in elementary schools all over Long Island with her PARP show “Celebrate Reading through Music” and her anti bullying show “Stand Up for all!” In 2008 Darlene released her first family CD titled "Everybody Dance", and most recently released a new Family CD entitled "Big Hugs For mama." Kids and parents alike find themselves moving, singing, and dancing to the music. For more information Contact Darlene at for more information.



Darlene Graham and The Shades of Green Band

Darlene Graham and The Shades of Green Band

Darlene Graham and The Shades of Green Band


Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band love to take their audience on a journey of togetherness.  A journey filled with play time, dancing, bubbles, freeze dance, snuggle time, and so much more.

With songs geared toward family time and imagination, the crowd is sure to leave uplifted. Darlene and the band work hard to make each audience member feel special, like they’re singing specifically to them.

Well able to handle large crowds with ease, the Shades of Green Band give a variety of themed performances the Halloween Monster Mash, Celtic Show and the crowd favorite “Stomp it up!”

Darlene also has created educational school based K-5 shows "Celebrate Reading through Music" and "I like Myself” And every Summer a new theme is created to incorporate the Library summer theme. This year’s theme is "Rock the Library with Darlene Graham.”


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Darlene Graham and The Shades of Green Band

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Have Darlene a duo, trio or full band at your next Birthday Party or private event. Take a children's party to the next level when Darlene performs her upbeat songs with instruments, drums, parachutes, bubbles and of course Ms. Lucy by her side.


Different packages to select from call 917-648-6891 or email for more information. 

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Shades of Green Band

(917) 648-6891