Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Daryl tasted the wanderer’s life at an early age, traveling Europe and North America with his parents before settling back in Ireland. Growing up to music as diverse as The Beatles and Stones to Slade and Led Zeppelin, Daryl’s first paying job as a musician was at the age of fifteen and was a solo acoustic performance opening for a local band for which he received the equivalent of $5.00 and was slipped a pint of Guinness under the table.
After immigrating to Canada he became very active in the Niagara music scene, fronting the popular 80’s rock band Tracy Kane. 1982 saw the release of their self-titled album on the H&S Records label, which was also home to another Canadian indie band, Helix.
After many tours of Canada and the USA, Daryl departed Kane in 1983 to start the short lived but critically acclaimed Nightline before being approached by Helix management in early 1984 to audition for the vacant bass position. After joining, Daryl went on to tour the world with such bands as Heart, The Scorpions, Kiss, Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Night Ranger and a long list of others.
Along the way Daryl has attained 4 Gold, 2 Platinum and 1 Double Platinum albums, 2 Juno nominations, the 1990 Much Music Video Award for the best Rock Video, and has had Top 40 hits with numerous writing and production credits.
After departing Helix in 2002 Daryl continues to tour and record with own band Scurvy Dogz. He is also much sought after as a session musician, recording and performing with such local hero’s as Ray Lyell and The Rick Rose Band.
Over the past several years Daryl has garnered a strong following as a solo performer and has returned to his acoustic roots, bringing a seasoned and experienced ease to his performances. Drawing from a wide variety of musical styles and influences, (including his Celtic heritage) which showcase his vocal and instrumental talents; Daryl leaves his audiences wanting more.
- Thursday June 13th
The Pheasant Plucker