Darien Martus, ASCAP, is a voting member of The Recording Academy, and his albums, "Side Trip"(2016) and "Waldenwild"(2017) were both listed for Grammy consideration.
Darien's album "Pockets" charted at #1 Amazon Hot New Releases in Folk/Rock and #3 In Sales in June 2014.
Darien's album "Waldenwild" charted at #5 Amazon Hot New Release in Folk in July, 2017.
His 9th commercial album, "Love in the Apocalypse" will be released on 12/14/18 and will be available everywhere music is sold or streamed.
Darien is from Detroit where he studied piano as a child and received a BA in Music from Oakland University. After moving to Los Angeles, Darien worked in theatre, film and television as a composer, arranger, musical director and pianist. In 2000, he completed a Master of Music in Composition at University of Redlands. He has received several awards for his work including the Bay Area Drama Critics Award for Outstanding Musical Score (Some Love), University of Redlands Composer of the Year, and 5 Desert Theatre League Awards including Best Original Musical (The Incredibly Awesome Pied Piper).
8 of Darien's albums are available at iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Spotify and most other online music retailers.
This link will take you to a complete list of Darien's musicals, their production dates and info: http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsM/martus-darien.html