Darryl Anders is a man that wears many hats. For starters he’s a bassist / producer / songwriter and the leader of AgapéSoul- a Modern Soul band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band features a lineup of World Class musicians that delivers a musical experience that is all about Love, Soul …and undeniably funky grooves, destined to stand the test of time.
Anders is also the bass products mngr for Jim Dunlop where he has developed some of the industries most sought after bass products. He is in charge of bass artist relations where he works with the very creme of the crop in the bass world. He helped to create products like Super Bright Bass Strings in collaboration with Marcus Miller, and flat wound bass strings with Michael League. “Its an amazing job that keeps me focused on what I love ….. music and bass”
Before stepping out as a bandleader, Anders built a reputation as a solid sideman with an impeccable sense of time, tone and a mile-deep pocket. His credits include gigs with funk and soul legends Tower of Power, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Booker T. Jones, as well as guitar legend Robben Ford, Grammy-winning songwriter Bonnie Hayes and 3-time Grammy-nominee Ledisi. His ability to feel at home in almost any musical genre led him to the video game world where he honed his production skills and contributed most of the bass tracks for some of the most popular music video games… Karaoke Revolution, RockBand and GuitarHero. The years spent in the studio working on the games was the catalyst for Anders recording his first cd.
Believe in Love, AgapéSoul’s debut album, showcased Anders’ musical vision as a songwriter. The music is deeply soulful, uniquely classic, and speaks to “the place of love that’s in all of us. Believe in Love caught the ear of music lovers and radio stations worldwide— climbing to #1 on the UK Soul Charts and to #7 on the Top 30 Best of 2012!
2018 brings us new music and a fresh conversation from Anders’ AgapéSoul project. The CD “Conversations” features some stellar guest performances by Eric Gales, Tommy Sims, Paul Jackson Jr. Ivan Neville and members of Snarky Puppy. Much like his musical hero Quincy Jones, Anders flexed his production chops on this new record. Bringing in musicians specifically to contribute to the conversation and help clearly illustrate the music in his heart. In less that 4 weeks after its release AgapéSoul and “Conversations” was again in the top spot on the UK soul Chart. Darryl Anders is now comfortable in the role of artist /band leader and has a very clear vision of his purpose. Always strive to create something beautiful even in a world of chaos. be fearless in pursuing your dreams and most of all love with all that you are.