Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Darrius Willrich brings the contribution of urban soul to his sound, his songs and his playing. A singer and songwriter with a solid foundation on the keyboards, Darrius writes and performs music that molds and fuses together the genres of jazz, hip hop, soul, electronica and R&B to create a harmonious sound that is hook heavy and easily memorable.
Paul Bennett of Disheveled Magazine calls Darrius one of the best “Soul Singer/ Songwriters around.” “His songs ooze sexuality without trying to sound sexy…..It should be required listening before every hook-up” says Bennett.
A composer, arranger, collaborator, session player and performer; Darrius hears the music around him with a wider spectrum and a greater ear. Mixing his natural abilities with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz piano and deriving inspiration from such influences as Stevie Wonder and Prince, Darrius is able to showcase his musical and technical abilities at the highest echelon.
A cornerstone of Seattle's live music scene, Darrius collaborates regularly with a number of Seattle’s top Artists including Soul Provider, Choklate, Donyea Goodman, Vitamin D, Jake One, and Bean One. He also co-writes with producer Brent Laurence on house beats for the UK club scene, and to date, has composed scores for four feature films.
After years of honing his craft as a supporting musician, and the development of his sound, his style and his approach, Darrius is ready to take center stage.