Daryl first found fame as lead singer of Sherbet, a band synonymous with the 70’s and their accomplishments during their long career were many. Between 1971 – 1978 Sherbet produced 20 national top 40 singles and were the first Australian band to top the $1million 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 hit in Australia, but also in England & America.
In November 1988 Daryl released the phenomenally successful album ‘Edge’ which spent well over a year in the national Aria chart, peaking at #1 for several weeks. In 1989 it became the highest selling CD in Sony Music Australia’s history, spawning 5 hit singles including ‘One Summer’, written by Daryl which went on to achieve gold status.
In November 1990 Daryl released his follow up album ‘Rise’, Daryl again proved that he had what it takes to make an album work and both the critics and public agreed. Rise boasted a further 5 hit singles. The most popular was undoubtedly “The Horses’, holding the #1 position on the national charts over 3 consecutive weeks. The unexpected success of this single led to being voted “Australian Song of the year’ at the 1991 Australian Music Awards.
Live the formative and flowing years of Australian Music with Daryl Braithwaite who is known for teen hysteria, international breakouts, multi platinum albums, extraordinary collaborations, performing at the sweatiest dives and some of the worlds most famous stadiums.
Daryl Braithwaite remains an integral part of the evolution and development of Australian popular music and a must see live on stage.
Australian music legend DARYL BRAITHWAITE returns home to Sony Music
New Mini Album FOREVER THE TOURIST to be released 4th October, 2013
This is the next chapter in one of the of the most extraordinary stories in Australian recording history.
Sony Music Entertainment Australia is proud to announce it has re-signed the legendary Daryl Braithwaite.
Forever The Tourist will be released on the 4th October, 2013 and features 8 original new tracks. It will include the first single ‘Not Too Late’, which will be serviced to radio this month ahead of the Mini Album release.
Since the 70s and the success of Sherbet and more than two decades on from the partnership that produced the multi-platinum albums Edge (1988) and Rise (1990) Daryl has continued to write, record and tour extensively.
Daryl is very proud and honoured to be back at his former label home and relishing the opportunity to release new music.
"Having been fortunate to have achieved musical success a couple of times in my life, it is so very, very exciting to have the opportunity to do something that even in my wildest dreams, back in 1970, would be almost unimaginable. To think that in 2013 I would be getting another shot to do something that I love is humbling and inspiring,” said Daryl.
Sony Music Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Denis Handlin, AM is equally thrilled to have Daryl Braithwaite back at Sony Music Australia.
“Daryl is an icon of the Australian music industry and we are delighted to welcome him home to Sony Music. We go back a long way and I have always admired him as an exceptional performer. He is truly one of the greatest vocalists the Australian Music industry has ever seen and we can’t wait for everyone to hear this fantastic new release.”