Taking inspiration from an eclectic mixture of artists ranging from Lady Gaga to Gary Barlow, Bloc Party or Grimes, the musician is as keen in experimenting with sounds as he is using visual arts as part of his performance. To him, both music and art are ways of telling stories and expressing his emotions: “When I say art, for me, I spray, paint and burn musical instruments to express emotion in colour. I feel that the coloured instruments that I play catch people’s attention and work well with the music I create.”
Having been passionate about music from an early age on, Darryl formed his first band as early as infant school and remembers: “There used to be a guy called Pau who used to bully me and a friend of mine. When the Green Day ‘American Idio’t album was released we started an air band at the back of the playground and Pau and I argued about who was going to be the drummer.” The role was eventually taken up by Darryl himself who went home and convinced his mum to buy him his first drum kit. During Junior School, Darryl joined the local church choir and he recorded his first EP when he was only 13 which he promoted himself by playing local shows.