Darien Martus is an artist signed with Do It Records/Sony, is a voting member of The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards), and his albums, “Rockaxeon” (2021, Do It Records/Sony), “Love in the Apocalypse” (2020, Do It Records/Sony), "Side Trip" (2016, Do It Records, CCP Records) and "Waldenwild" (2017, Do It Records) were listed for Grammy consideration.
The release date for Darien’s 11th album, ChipAbbey, will be announced soon.
Darien’s album project, “Rockaxeon” is a rock epic poem, with a story that spans the history of our planet from the perspective of The Rose Quartz Ax. Rockaxeon was released on October 1, 2021.
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" was released on 6/24/20 and is available everywhere music is sold or streamed. “An impressive pop album...highly recommended.” On Request Magazine
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).
Darien lives and works in his home in Idyllwild, in the mountains of Southern California. All of his music is produced in his home studio, ChipAbbey.
10 of Darien's albums are available at iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Spotify and most other online music retailers.