Dominican born Darius James taught himself on a drum set bought for him by his father at age 12 by listening to the radio and patterning the different styles of music. He later played in church and was a member of the local gospel group Genesis. After Graduating from high school in 1997, Darius was blessed with the opportunity to join the calypso band Versatile, where he played drums on Carnival Cruise Lines for 3 years. In his own words it was like “finding your first love.”
Relocating to Anguilla in 2008, Darius was immediately drawn to the music scene and quickly linked with the most talented and popular musicians on the island. However, in 2011 he became a founding member of the True Intentions Band as Drummer/Singer. The band has a unique sound and capable of playing a variety of music.
To date True Intentions has continued to gain momentum. The band has traveled to a number of the neighboring Caribbean Islands and have also been featured in Moonsplash 2012 and 2013. Their debut album titled “The Experiment” was released in December 2012. In addition, Darius opened the YML recording studio in Anguilla. The only live performance recording studio on the island of Anguilla.
How did you meet PFC and how was working with us?
“I met PCF when they came to Anguilla to perform for Moonsplash 2013. We talked briefly and instantly clicked. That conversation turned into a discussion about participating in the world wild venture of music. It was a great opportunity to work with such great musicians, and be a part of something so significant. Thanks PFC! “
When and how did you get involved with music?
“I starting playing music from a young age of twelve years. Music chose me. The rest was just destiny and I’m still working hard and learning everyday. It’s a road that has no end… you never stop learning ’til you’re dead.”
What does music mean to you?
“Music is the driving force that wakes me up in the morning and gets me going through the day. I couldn’t imagine life without music.”
Do you have a favorite artist, album, or song?
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