“When the World cried out for a new breed of rock guitarist, he answered the call – and has been on hold ever since”
At the age of 7, Daryl was told he had the kind of face that just begs to be on the radio; This planted the idea for a career in music in his head, and at the age of 16 he moved to L.A. It was here he was taken on as road crew for Motorhead. During this time, the renowned 'brown note incident' with Lemmy occurred, and he had to leave the State (literally).
He then went on to teach guitar to some of the true guitar greats - Rhoads, Hendrix, Vaughn - but became dis-illusioned when they decided to fake their deaths to avoid paying.
During the 70’s and 80’s he was hired to overdub various guitar tracks for emerging artists such as Van Halen, Motley Crue, Guns n’ Roses and Iron Maiden on their debut albums. To this day, he still receives calls from Eddie Van Halen asking him about the pentatonic scale.
Moving back to the UK, and after a short stint teaching Rick Parfitt his infamous 'rhythm method' and giving Francis Rossi a much-needed hair-cut, he decided to create his own band; he put out the call, met with Laurence and Sunny, and ‘Rawkus’ was created....
....However, that name was a bit rubbish, so King Loud was born, rising like a phoenix made of rock.
He prides himself on achieving a ratio of 58.7% correct notes per song while playing live (even during Ramones songs), and being the hairiest member in the band.
He can often be found playing an extended solo either behind the bar, outside the venue or while walking through the crowd.