Darius Holbert is an award-winning composer of music for film, tv, and new media. Music was originally added to early films to "drown out the sounds of the projector" and in his storied music career, Darius has drowned out some of the best of them.
Darius has written scores for numerous films and television shows, working with such film and tv luminaries as Robin Williams, James Franco, Bobcat Goldthwait, Peter Berg, JJ Abrams, and myriad more. Darius has had a number of award-winning films at Sundance, Tribeca, LA Film Fest, and other festivals, including winning "Best Original Score" at NYC's Moondance Festival and "Best Score" at the Los Angeles Film Awards. His work has been featured in hundreds of hit tv shows like American Horror Story, Making a Scene with James Franco, Grey's Anatomy, American Idol, Quick Draw, and Better Call Saul, and in a multitude of video games and commercials.
Darius has produced for, toured with, musical directed, and written for artists as varied as Everlast, Wu-Tang Clan, Dave Brubeck, Britney Spears, Sophie B. Hawkins, House of Pain, Diane Warren, President Bill Clinton, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Bobby Brown (ask him about the Bobby stories sometime). Darius has appeared on tv shows like the Tonight Show, The Ellen Show, Quick Draw, Fox Good Day, and France's Canal +.
Darius studied composition and piano performance at London's Royal Academy of Music and the University of North Texas. He has been commissioned to compose operas, modern dance pieces, large-scale concert and chamber works. He has worked for major record labels in production and artist development. Darius has played in front of 100,000s of people at festivals all over the globe, and a million little honky-tonks throughout the American South. He appears on numerous records from various projects, including five albums from his critically acclaimed solo project "DARIUSTX."
There is a wealth of music in Darius' extensive catalog, all of which is represented by numerous non-exclusive licensing companies, various managers, and publishers. He is an award-winning, accomplished multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, composer, and conductor.
But more than anything else, Darius is really just a down-to-earth guy from Texas who works really hard, who hates bragging about himself (he swears), and who loves drowning out the projector.
Darius is a member of NARAS, SCL, and ASCAP, and lives in Los Angeles.