Daria Musk is young, bright, full of enthusiasm and talent. A soulful indie pop/rock songstress, who breaks out of the expected, shining with originality and spirit. Raised in a musical family, with a rebellious heart, an honest innocence, and a passion for playing, Daria developed a distinctive guitar and songwriting style that catches fire on stage and in the studio. Her voice opens hearts and turns heads, and she writes songs that are bigger than the coffee shops and woodsy Connecticut towns she got her start in. In fact, her songs and soaring voice seem destined for arena-sized speakers and festival-sized crowds. With an uplifting and soulful, deep yet youthful, punchy modern sound, with dazzling vocals and spirited original lyrics, Daria’s songs pack a seriously refreshing punch. With influences like The Police, Dave Matthews, Björk, Coldplay, Phoenix and Vampire Weekend, she’s bringing something loveably-new and uniquely her to today’s music landscape. Together with producer/composer/bass player R.A.M., they create a sound with joy and positivity adding a cool, current, unique twist all their own; mixing the heart of a singer/songwriter with tight beats and an adventurous alternative spirit.
In just a few short years, Daria has gone from playing cafés to showcasing at festivals and major music industry events, touring rock clubs up and down the east coast, and gaining the attention of fans, musicians and the industry. With a set list of powerfully catchy songs, crafted with artistry, spunk and a modern flair, she's quickly becoming a fan favorite online and in person, receiving rave reviews for her debut EP "Bright As Night" and for her live shows. Her innovative sound, killer stage presence and joyful voice have won her the hearts and iPod playlist spots of fans like taste-making Brooklyn club crowds, blogs and critics who declare she’s:
"A force to be reckoned with" - Indie-Music.com
"She's as distinctive a singer and writer as KT Tunstall or Sara Barellies. The tracks I heard rock with terrific emotion." - TheImproper.com
"She has something everyone needs to hear. Her heart first and then her amazing voice, songs and spirit.” -Howard Lindeman, Grammy-winning Sound Engineer (Stevie Wonder, John Lennon)
"Daria's one of the most effortless singers I've ever heard. You can hear her smile when she sings. Killer guitar-player, too. Beautiful musicianship in the band. Was I ever pleasantly bowled over!"
-Bob Power, Grammy-winning producer/mixer
"Daria is so alive on stage and with a great connection to her audience. Her music is wonderful and her voice and spirit are gorgeous!" - Scott Wolfman, President, Wolfman Productions
"If there’s anyone to keep your eye on it’s her.” -PULP Magazine
Daria has played to sold-out crowds at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston, New York City's Mercury Lounge, and Connecticut's beautiful Stage One. She's played countless east coast clubs, colleges and festivals including a prime-spot at the 2009 Gathering of The Vibes Festival in Connecticut attended by 100,000 music fans, headlined by Crosby, Stills and Nash, and showcases at CMJ in NYC, Nemo Music Festival and The Boston Music Festival in Boston, and The SXSW Music Festival and Conference in Austin TX. She was also chosen as one of the GAP's "Born To Play" artists, selected by GAP and a team of industry insiders as one of a handful of musicians around the country who represent the best of new music. She's opened for major label acts, been added to multiple college, internet and indie radio stations, has been written about by blogs and glossy mags and has even been featured in The New York Times.