Darryl Buchanan toured the globe for over 20 years as a musician. While growing up in South Bend, IN at age 17 he was discovered by the legendary Motown recording artist Jr. “Shotgun” Walker and started doing world tours in the early 1980’s. Through out his musical career he toured with many legendary groups including, The Temptations Grammy Award winner Richard Street, former legendary James Brown band director Trombonist Fred Wesley of the JB’s, and the Motown Revue. In 1993 while a member of the Jr. Walker’s band, Darryl had the honor to perform at President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Ball.
Darryl has also performed on numerous TV shows including NBC’s Saturday Night Live and has performed at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY. Growing up in a family of talented singers and musicians, Darryl first started playing the bass and guitar at age 12. Influenced by musician legends like Prince, James Jamerson and Carlos Santana, Darryl’s explosive bass and guitar solo’s are always a crowd pleaser! His musical gifts and stage persona has earned him popularity with diverse crowds..
His smooth vocal style fits the legendary sounds of artist like Smokey Robinson and Al Green. Darryl Buchanan is currently producing R&B, Pop and Gospel music with various artist. On August 29, 2009 Darryl was awarded the certificate of recognition by then city of South Bend, IN Mayor Stephen J Lueke for his 30 years in music and his accomplishments. Darryl Buchanan also continues to perform with his talented music group ” Darryl Buchanan’s Soul Motown Allstars. For more info visit www.darrylbuchanan.net