Saturday, June 29, 2013

Darryl Duncan

Darryl Duncan (born in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is an R&B/dance singer, composer and producer. He began playing the organ when he was 9 years old and by the time he reached his teen years, he was an accomplished pianist.

In high school, Darryl joined a local band called Cashmere (not to be confused with R&B group Cashmere). He later left Chicago to work on his compositional skills and eventually became a staff writer at A&M Records.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Darryl wrote songs & produced sessions for various artists such as Chaka Khan, Maurice White, Billy Always, Sarah Dash, Michael Jeffries and the E.U. Band. Later on, Motown Records signed Darryl to the label as a performer.
In 1987, Darryl released the single "James Brown" which managed to peak at #71 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
During that same year, his second single "Rock the House" was released, but didn't make the charts. The song was featured on the "Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol" movie soundtrack.
In 1988, Darryl released his only album "Heaven" which didn't appear to make the Billboard album charts at all. The title song was released as a single, but failed to make the charts.

After continuing to work as a songwriter/producer, Darryl later left the music industry for the video game industry, working as the lead composer and audio director for Electronic Arts Florida for three years.

Darryl later formed his own company GameBeat Studios, but he has now since refocused back to writing pop and R&B music with a goal to secure a new publisher for his latest material and land new song covers.

To see the website for Darryl's company, GameBeat Studios, go to:
www.gamebeatstudios.com

To see Darryl's Broadjam.com profile, go to:
http://www.broadjam.com/darrylduncan

To see a fan-made video for "James Brown," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me5ABHTqzkE

To see a fan-made video for "Rock the House," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZMPV3tWQ6U

To see a fan-made video for "Heaven," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUnoAbhieLE