It would be hard to find a voice that captures the mood of a song more perfectly than this one. It’s the voice that soars with inspiration, soul and warmth. The voice of course belongs to Australian singer Daryl Braithwaite. In a distinguished career spanning more than 35 years Daryl Braithwaite is one of Australia’s award-winning premier performers.
Throughout his career, Daryl’s incredibly unique voice has captured a time and place integral to The Australian Music Scene and more importantly the Audience.
More recently, Daryl continues to be in great demand as a live performer both in the corporate and public capacity. Daryl’s primary focus has been finding space in between touring extensively throughout Australia to write and record his latest CD Snapshot.
Band: His initial success as a singer came with Sherbet, a band which will forever remain in the history books of Australian music. Between 1971 – 1979 Sherbet produced 20 national Top 40 singles and were the first Australian band to top the $1 million dollar mark in album sales in this country with a total of 15 albums and 30 singles to their credit with songs like “Summer Love” becoming the highest selling single of 1975 and “Howzat” not only a No #1 hit in Australia, but also achieved #2 in England.
Solo: Following the success of Sherbet Daryl returned to the Australian Music Scene in a very big way as a solo performer in 1988 with the release of the phenomenally successful Album Edge which spent well over a year in the national charts and spawned four hit singles “As The Days Go By”, “All I Do”, “Let Me Be” including the gold single “One Summer”. The album itself topped the ARIA charts in 1989 and became the highest selling CD in CBS Australia’s history. During this period Daryl toured extensively not only in Australia, but also Canada, The USA, The UK and Europe.
Singles: Daryl’s second album, Rise, released in 1990, proved to be equally successful, becoming the biggest selling album in 1991 attaining multi platinum status. Rise produced two further hit singles “Rise” and “The Horses” which hit #1 in May of 1991 and remained there for three consecutive weeks before going on to achieve platinum status.
Tour: “The Horses” was the fourth biggest selling single in Australia for 1991 and was named Song Of The Year at the 1991 Australian Music Awards. The unexpected success of the single also led to a sold out tour of Australia. Daryl again proved that he had what it takes to make an album work and both the critics and public agreed.