As seen on The X FACTOR, From the first moment you hear Daryl Black you know that music is what he was made to do. With an eclectic mix of Rock & Soul music Daryl has truly crafted a sound that is all his own. His high-energy vocal ability and smooth tone draws you into his creative world, revealing a gifted songwriter, storyteller, and musician.
Daryl Black is a multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician that has been around music his entire life and feels most at home when he's performing. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO he played in his father’s church with his four brothers, which inspired him to fluently learn every instrument he came in contact with. “My Mom put me on stage when I was four years old and I’ve been addicted ever since.” After the sudden passing of his mother at age seven Daryl promised himself that he would do whatever it takes to purse his dreams and “live each day like there’s no tomorrow.” This motto was the catalyst that led to Daryl becoming a much sought after musician, songwriter, vocalist, and producer.
After graduating high school Daryl moved to New York to attend a prestigious performing arts school and launch his career as a performer. He had a successful R&B, and songwriting career with MCA Records and Polygram Publishing. During this time he traveled the world and was influenced by cultures that helped to grow his talents in many different styles and genres. Daryl’s drive and passion for music has carried him across the country and internationally giving him the opportunity to perform for diverse audiences and share the stage with music Legends like Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Coko, R. Kelley, Marvin Sapp, Daryl Coley, Prince, Shirley Caesar, J. Moss, Tonex, and many more.
Daryl grew up listening to legends like Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Sting, Elton John, and Donnie Hathaway. He has morphed all of these major influences in his life to create a style that is unique and consistently enjoyable and for this reason he brings a breath of fresh air to his craft. When asked to describe his music Daryl says “I write songs about real life experiences, with big hooks, and great music.”
Daryl is known for his musical prowess and his head turning live performances. “If you didn’t come to party, you came to the wrong place!” says Daryl. Daryl Black has a multifarious sound and irresistible stage presence that captivates his audience in a way that is inviting and memorable. “The best way to experience my sound is to see me perform live with my band; it’s a chance for me to connect with my audience and a chance for them to see my heart and love for music.”