Garvey released his debut solo record Under A Common Ceiling on March 30, 2010 on Quell Records. In addition to handling all lead vocal duties for the first time on record, Garvey plays a long list of instruments, ranging from piano to pump organ to micro korg, accordion, mbira, banjo, guitars, bass, and an array of percussion instruments.
The eclectic variety of the material on Under A Common Ceiling is born from Darren's diverse multi-faceted performance career. While exploiting this full palette of sounds, the recording focuses on melody and lyrics. Songs that offer advice for the struggle with technology and loneliness.