With his soul felt gospel influence and silky R&B lyrics, Dwayne D’Arby is about to make you remember why you love R&B so much. Does the term “Oooh Das’ my song” ring a bell? Dwayne D'Arbys' music brings your mind to a spiritual consciousness while flexing your groove muscle with his hip-hop grooves and sultry love ballads. How do you sum it all up? Just count on endless listening pleasure.
Born and raised in the California sunshine, this first-born son of a preacher man is no dried-up raisin! “I remember asking my mom to be completely honest and objective of my piano skills” she replied, “Baby that’s terrible”. “I laugh now, but it drove me to reach deeper and try harder”.” Always my biggest fan, moms would say, baby you can sing anything but that ‘ole nasty music”. She said,” Sing about life and love”!
Influenced by his Uncle, also an accomplished musician, the singing/composer/producer remembers him comically yet firmly chucking a size 13W at his head in the middle of choir rehearsals, challenging him to rise to his potential. “I thank God for it now because it made me more critical and aggressive about creating music that I try put my heart into”.
D’Arby influences range from R&B and Jazz to Gospel and Pop. Artistic influences include Stevie & Donny, Daryl Coley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Clark Sisters, Luther, including some of today’s artist like Aaron Hall, Joe, and Dave Hollister and the list goes on.
“Most important to me is that my music mirror’s and respects my creator, while bring joy and healing to the lives of my listeners…ok, ok I hope it makes you bounce too!”