From his early VA. roots in R&B, Rock, and Soul to his young adult immersion into contemporary Jazz, Fusion, and Latin music (much of it experienced while living in Miami, Fl.), Darrell's influences have run the gamut from James Brown, Marvin Gaye, EWF, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk and Steely Dan, to John Coltrane, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Roy Ayers, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Gil Scott Heron, and Weather Report; a wide range to be sure. His refined, smooth, rich vocals come from years of experience playing in groups all the way from Coconut Grove, Fl., to New York and points in-between.
Gold Leaf Records release - 2006
Just me flying solo for now, but we're getting much closer to forming a really tight ensemble here in the Midlands. I'm assembling some very talented musicians living in the Columbia, South Carolina area and we're starting to flesh-out what I hope will be a truly special group, able to perform all styles of cool jazz, R&B, pop, Latin and fusion music (both covers and originals). I will keep you all posted on current and future developments, and thanks so much for your support!" (Click here for contact info.)