Darryl Beaton takes Australian soul music to a new level, with all the nuances of Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo and Me’Shell, 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 ARIA award winner Katie Noonan (George). Before venturing out as an artist, Darryl was the Musical Director for artists such as Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Stan Walker and MiG (Rockstar INXS) and has played with a vast array of greats such as Harry Connick Jnr, KC & JoJo, Jewel, Sneaky Sound System and Thelma Houston to name a few. Equally at home in the studio as producer, Darryl has numerous production credits including tracks for Mariah Carey, Deni Hines and Tina Arena.
Darryl recently teamed with long-time friends ‘Martinez’ to form Darryl Beaton & The D1 Cartel. Drawing on their diverse resources together they fearlessly explore a multitude of aural disciplines from funk, jazz, gospel, reggae, latin, rock, hip hop, and soul.