He is a drummer, bassist, percussionist, keyboardist and a trumpet player. Though born in Brazil, he was raised in Harlem, New New York He was hired as a teenager by Electric Lady Studios to be a session musician playing drums and bass for many bands" recording sessions.
He was challenged to play drums on a recorded track and performed so well that he was hired on the spot to work there for Saturday sessions.
He was signed by Warner Brothers to tour with various bands including the international African group Osibissa and Black Ivory. He was mentored by several noted African American recording artists because they were concerned about him being such a young person working and touring in the major music industry.
Daryl set track and field records in high school. He studied Gōjū-ryū karate under Harlem legend Grand Master Leon Wallace.
"Karate Illustrated" magazine featured Daryl in several of their publications.
When he tore the muscles in his hand, a doctor suggested that playing bass guitar would help rehabilitate them. Daryl followed the doctor"s orders and when he was ready, resumed touring with Warner Brothers playing for Sade. He also played for First Rate (at Lloyd's) Jarreau and went on the road with Teddy Riley.
Daryl"s perspective on life is very spiritual.
His friends dubbed him "Confucius Bass". Tribe Konfuciousklan, Hayott"s band, released Tribal Passages on Keep the Light Records, which is Daryl Hayott"s own label.
Daryl composed a film score for an independent Brazilian film. Daryl Hayott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and completed two tours in the United States Marine Corps.
In addition to music and martial arts, Daryl draws, paints, sculpts, enjoys fencing and motorcycle speed racing.