APRIL DARBY MAY 27, 1991 – BORN IN USA (Edina, Minnesota)
Coming from a musical and creative family, her passion for music and showbiz is in her genes. April was born in the USA but moved to the Netherlands when she was nine months old. At the age of three, April stood in the spotlights for the first time starring in a Blue Band TV commercial. She also modeled for brands like Oilily, Cool Cat and Mexx. She started taking singing and dancing lessons when she was eight years old and also took acting classes on the side.
April’s resume shows a lot of experience in showbiz and music. She starred in the successful musical Sister Act as understudy of the lead character ‘Deloris van Cartier’ and in 2012, April fulfilled the lead part ‘Sukie Rougemont’ in the musical ‘Witches of Eastwick’. She also performed as lead singer and dance captain in the Dutch theater tour of ‘Soul Sisters’.
Besides her experience in the musical business, April also worked hard on her solo career. In 2005 at the age of fourteen she had her first performance at the main stage at Sail Amsterdam. From there on she gained a lot of experience by performing with live bands playing pop, R&B, soul en jazz music.
In 2009, she decided to write and record her own tracks in Atlanta (USA). After winning a Dream Ticket at the American Idol Experience in the Disney Hollywood Studio’s in Florida, April went on to the audition of American Idol in New York and got selected out of 15.000 contenders to continue to the next round. She made it to the fourth round of the TV show and by now her vocal qualities had become widely known. Her first single ‘Make Your Move’ in 2011 and an accompanying video clip were released shortly after.
In 2014-2015 April Darby performed as lead vocalist in dinnershow “Brooklyn Nights” in Aalsmeer and lead vocalist (permanent replacement) in dinnershow 21 On Air in Hilversum.
The diversity of April is best seen in all the different shows national and international as singer and MC:
– Grand 2016 – Fedde Le Grand
– 1000 & One Club – Ibiza
– Wet ‘n Wild – Curacao
– Extrema Outdoor
– Bevrijdingsfestival in Den Haag
– Sail Amsterdam
– voorprogramma Jeroen vd Boom
– 3FM Nachtegiel
– TV-programma On Air
This season 2017 April will perform in:
– The Bodyguard as leading role Rachel Marron.
– Lead vocalist in the new dinnershow ‘Pandora’ from RTL Entertainment in Studio 21.
May 17, 2017 – new single “New York” released