Daryl Jay Kyle is musician, producer, and songwriter from Rotterdam, with Moluccan roots. He started his musical career by singing in church at the age of 15. It was then, and in the years that followed, that he discovered what his Christian faith meant to him. His faith, along with his admiration for (black) gospel music, grew to become a large source of inspiration for his music. Growing up in a family where Soul, Funk, R&B, and Jazz music regularly filled the living room definitely contributed to shaping Daryl’s musical expression.
After many performances within the Dutch church scene, from small intimate sessions to large concerts and festivals, Daryl took the opportunity to star in the national TV show “Hit the Road”. Here, Daryl made it to the finals where he was awarded 3rd place with his a cappella interpretation of “Change Will Come”.
The words of praise from well-known Dutch stars such as Roel van Velzen, Edsilia Rombley and Alain Clark inspired Daryl to create, and achieve, the challenge of “writing, producing and releasing 10 songs in a single year”. To one of these songs a one-taker was shot at Rock Town Studios in Rotterdam.
The challenge grew and transformed into a journey for Daryl, in search of his own musical identity. Alongside this process, began a personal journey. One towards a deeper discovery of his connection with God, of acceptance and of his sexual identity. With support from his band, Daryl will share this story with the world during his concert in September 2022. This event will be recorded and produced into a live album as well as several music videos. These are expected to be released in late 2022.