Battle of the Bands


October 12, 2019 5:45 pm
SiR is the recording alias of Sir Darryl Farris, an R&B singer and songwriter whose sound is predominantlymellow but soulfully impassioned, like Frank Ocean or Anderson Paak. Music runs in his family. He’s thebrother of Daniel and Davion Darris (who count Jaheim’s “Never” among their most popular work assongwriters), the nephew of Andrew Gouché (a prominent gospel bassist who played with Prince), andthe cousin of Tiffany Gouché (fellow soul progressive and one of Farris’ occasional collaborators).Although Farris built up a resistance to music due to parental pressure – his mother is Jackie Gouché, agospel artist and session vocalist active since the early ‘80s – it wore off. The Inglewood, California native earned a degree in recording arts and developed his songwriting, arranging, and production skills. He went on to work with Anita Baker and from 2011 through 2015, co-wrote material for the likes of Ginuwine, Tyrese, and Jill Scott.