Born in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica, Clive Darien – aka Darien Prophecy – was no stranger to music. A child who grew up in the Methodist Church, Darien started singing Sunday school Christmas plays at six years old, and went on to join the children’s youth choir at ten. It was here that he developed his vocal talents, performing all over Jamaica in Gospel concerts.
A pivotal point in Darien’s development came in 1994, after meeting Omar Silk and Lidjamlak – brothers of the late celebrated reggae musician Garnett Silk, who in turn had had a significant influence on the young singer. The friendship fostered between Omar, Lidjamlak, and Darien allowed his passion for music to flourish. Darien subsequently went on to perform at various talent showcases in Jamaica under the name Jah Son. It was in 1996, while jamming with the Silk Brothers, that Lidjamlak christened him ‘Prophecy’, owing to the spiritually uplifting nature of Darien’s lyrics.
In 1999, Prophecy recorded his first track, ‘Baby I Want You’, but it was not until eight years later that he released his first single ‘Natural Vibes’ on Sativa Records. This followed Darien’s emigration to England and collaboration with Gordon “INNERHEART” Mulrain who was at the time touring with Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster and a range of reggae artists. Natural Vibes brought Darien recognition across Europe, America and parts of the Caribbean, staying at Number One in the Reggae France charts for several weeks and gaining abundant positive press. He toured extensively with the INNERHEART BAND, performing alongside a range of celebrated artists, from Freddie McGregor, Earl 16, Anthony Johnson to Lovella Ellis and Dawn Penn.
A five-piece backing band for Reggae, Dancehall, R&B, and Ska artists. The band has played for a range of celebrated musicians, including but not limited to: Tanya Stephens, Lovella Ellis, Black Slate, Ken Booth, Jah Warriors, Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster, Dennis Alcapone, YT, Winston Reedy, Judge Dread, Darien Prophecy, The Pioneers, Bizzi Dixon, Lady Sovereign, Lee Perry, Eliza Doolittle, Dawn Penn, Winston Francis, Susan Cadogan, LadyHawke, Phyllis Dillon, Owen Gray, Mark Morrison, Errol Dunkley, Linval Thompson, Natalie May, J C Lodge, Alton Ellis, Bob Andy, Amberlique, Dave Barker, Pluto Shervington, and Mint Royale.