Musical diversity and boundary-pushing creativity turned the Sydney-based singer, songwriter, producer and performer into an in-demand musical collaborator with artists and writers in the US and the UK, as well as his homeland of Australia. Having worked with Gang of Youths, on their last 3 projects, seeing them lead the charge with 8 nominations at the Australian Aria Awards, and 4 wins on the night, including Album of the Year. David also played keys on Grammy award wining song “What a beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship.
David has also worked with associations and artists like Sony Music, Warner Music, Universal Music, Channel 7, Chris Tomlin, Israel Houghton, Darlene Zschech, Jayesslee, Google, Jai Waetford and many more…
In the end, David will always want to keep moving forward, keep striving for new sounds and new sonic territory. His live performances and recent releases are proof of this.
“I feel at home in the unfamiliar, constantly trying to go somewhere that I haven’t been before, to go where the music is about to go.”
Artist, Creative Director, Songwriter and Producer Darryl Beaton takes Australian soul music to a new level, with all the nuances of Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Frank Ocean and MeShell, this classically trained and jazz refined musician takes audiences on a journey of his own brand of ‘Universal Soul’.
A multi-instrumentalist of the highest calibre, Darryl has lent his talents to an extensive array of Australian and international talent. He has recorded with multi Grammy award winning artist Kanye West and performed with Jessica Mauboy, Aloe Blacc, Katie Noonan (George), Stan Walker. As well as being an artist in his own right Darryl is currently Musical/Creative Director for artists such as Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Delta Goodrem and Stan Walker.