Terence Trent D'arby









Terence Trent D'arby

is none other than Sananda Maitreya, who was born Terence Trent Howard on March 15, 1962 in Manhattan, New York. Terence is an American singer and songwriter. His voice resembles the voice of Sam Cooke and he produces his own songs and plays most of his own musical instruments. Others who also played most of their own instruments were, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Todd Rundgren.

Terence joined the Army after he left college and served in Elvis Presley’s regimen in Germany. He went AWOL, while he was in Germany, and was discharged with a dishonorable discharge in 1985. He worked with the band called, The Touch. They released an album called, Love On Time in 1984. The album was reissued in 1989 and this time it was called, Early Works. This release was after the world tour Terence had done and had become a success. He later left Germany and moved to London. While there, he joined the group, The Bojangels but was only with them for a short time before he signed a solo recording deal. His debut solo album was, Introducing the hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby. This album was released in 1987 and this one was his best known album of them all. Terence went on to release other albums such as, Vibrator, Terence Trent D’Arby’s Solar Return, Angels & Vampires - Volume I and II, and others. Angels & Vampires is only available on Terence’s webshop. He also appeared in two films and the television mini series, Shake, Rattle, and Roll. He played the role of Jackie Wilson. Some of his music was also used on several movie soundtracks. One of them was, Frankie and Johnnie.

Terence had problems with the record company, Columbia records in the 1990's so he left them in 1996. He then signed on with Java records and was with them for four years. He recorded Terence Trent D’Arby’s Solar Return, but it was not released. In 2000, Terence bought out the rights of his unreleased album and left the record company. Terence was hired by the group INXS for a short period. He replaced his friend, Michael Hutchence, so the group could play at the opening of the Sydney Olympics. In 2001, Terence moved back to Germany and started his own independent record label. He called the record company, Treehouse Pub. He also released his album, Terence Trent D’Arby’s Solar Return, but changed the name to Wildcard. This was his first album release in six years and it could be acquired for free through his website. The album received a commercial release through a one-album distribution with Universal Music.

Terence had several albums and releases as well as having some of his music in soundtracks of films. He also has a collaboration and was featured on, A Stronger Man, which was a single by Ben Watt.