Daryl Edwards is a producer/artist/songwriter from St. Thomas in the beautiful United States Virgin Islands who specializes in instrumental music and beats. Currently, he is focusing on Reggae, Calypso/Soca, and Rap/HipHop but he plans to expand to include R&B, Jazz, and Funk. This website will promote his rap/hiphop, R&B, funk, and jazz music.
He is in the process of building another website to promote his reggae and calypso music. Daryl currently has over 200 instrumentals/beats and counting! Enjoy!
On Wednseday April 20,one of my songs, Caribbean Rap made the Rap - Progressive top 10! Well, this song has been in and out of the top 10 in this category about 5 or 6 times since November 2010! I'm thankful to be there again! Check out the song!
Who is Daryl?
Daryl was born in New York. He demonstrated his love for music almost immediately when at the age of three he began playing the family piano. His parents were shocked at the quality of what he played despite being so young and never taken any lessons.
In the late 1960's, Daryl and his family relocated to St. Thomas in the beautiful United States Virgin Islands. In 1976, Daryl bought his first guitar and taught himself to play guitar and bass.
Three years later, while attending the then College (now University) of the Virgin Islands (CVI),Daryl was selected to play bass in the band that played for the contestants when the College resumed its annual calypso competition. That event was attended by some influential people in the local music industry who recognized Daryl's talent. This recognition led to him being recruited to play bass for other calypso competitions and the annual Carnival parade.
That same year he was also recruited to play with Infinite Love, one of the top local bands. The band reached its peak in 1980 with the release of the album "Love Will Never Die", a mixture of calypso, reggae, and disco music.
In 1981, Infinite Love disbanded and Daryl began playing lead/rhthym guitar for a reggae band called Rebel Action System. The band reached its peak in 1986 when it was chosen as the opening act for top international reggae stars such as Burning Spear and Steel Pulse when they traveled to St. Thomas on tour. Even some members of Steel Pulse complimented Daryl on his rhythm guitar strumming.
In 1987 Daryl left the band and worked on several individual music projects. In 2007, Daryl discovered the great demand for instrumental music and beats and began creating reggae instrumentals/beats. He later expanded to include rap/hiphop and calypso/soca music. He currently has over 200 instrumentals and beats and counting!