Darryl Beaton, Jessica Mauboy / Delta Goodrem / Guy Sebastian

Darryl Beaton Jess Mauboy keyboard player

Darryl Beaton has already had an incredible career as a keyboard player, singer and musical director, and he’s just getting started. We talk with Darryl on his career to date, his take on the ups and downs of TV-based musical direction and a whole bunch more including one hell of a Stevie Wonder anecdote!

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):  

Working with Delta Goodrem

Darryl in action with Delta Goodrem

Darryl’s keyboard rig with Delta Goodrem

Darryl’s musical upbringing and Mrs Parsons the amazing piano teacher

The challenging early years of being a professional musician

Human Nature

Darryl in action with Human Nature

Working with Kanye West and observing his work ethic

Darryl in action on Australian Idol

The specific challenges of working on a show like Australian Idol

A typical day on Australian Idol

Challenging the stereotypes around singers and musicians on ‘talent shows’

Working with Jess Mauboy

Darryl in action with Jess Mauboy

Darryl in action as solo artist

Darryl Beaton Band live in Japan

How time in West Africa changed Darryl’s view of music (and life)

Thoughts for younger players entering the music industry

Tag a Keyboard Player: PJ Morton

Desert Island Discs: Innervisions – Stevie Wonder, Bring on the Night – Sting, Live at The Bitter End 1971 – Donny Hathaway, Weekend in L.A. – George Benson, How I Got Over … Songs That Carried Us – Smokie Norful. HOnourable mentions for Whispering Jack and Age of Reason – John Farnham, and Matchbook – Ian Moss.

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One thought on “Darryl Beaton, Jessica Mauboy / Delta Goodrem / Guy Sebastian

  1. Working out our family connection – you (Darryl) my 2nd cousin. My mum & your Grandad (my Uncle Wallace) brother & sister. My brothers name Daryl too – keep it in the fam! My daughter plays keyboard (& her twin sis bass guitar) wondered where the musical influence came from😊

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