DARRYL BUCHANAN MUSIC BIO
Buchanan: Darryl developed
his musical talents during his high school years in South Bend, Indiana. Darryl was discovered and recruited by Motown's
legendary sax man Jr. Walker who had also lived in South Bend before his fame. Darryl's involvement with Jr. Walker included
touring the United States, Canada and Europe. While touring, Darryl became Jr. Walker's opening act. His musical talents
and stage persona has earned him popularity with diverse crowds worldwide. Darryl toured with Jr. Walker until his untimely
death in 1995. Their last performance was at New York's famed Apollo Theatre. Darryl has performed on numerous TV
shows including NBC's Saturday Night Live and Good Morning America. He also toured Europe with famed James Brown
band leader, trombonist Fred Wesley. In 1993 he was invited to President Bill Clinton's Inaugural Ball to perform with
JR. Walker and is currently still doing some tours with the legends of Motown. He has performed with many legendary R&B
artists. Darryl's first recording project was released in Europe with Chicago legendary drummer and former Marvin
Gaye “Sexual Healing” beat master, Doni Hagen.
As a multi-talented musician, vocalist, song writer and producer, Darryl's artistry continues to
blossom. Recording and producing many R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz and gospel music projects. He is the owner
of Planet Love Music Publishing Co. BMI and released his sixth music CD with Chicago writer, producer and former
NFL player, Don Carlos. When not doing world tours, Darryl performs in area casino’s and venues with his band
"Darryl B. & REFLECTIONS", one of the hottest Soul, R&B dance shows in the Midwest.
With a spectacular stage show, Darryl’s dynamic performances and vocal ability have captivated crowds for many
years. On August 29, 2009 Darryl was awarded the certificate of recognition by the city of South Bend, Mayor Stephen J Luecke
for his accomplishments during his thirty years in music.