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Daryl Bamonte is known for working for Depeche Mode and The Cure. His company Bamonte Artist Management (founded in 2005) represents Musicians/Writers/Producers, Andrew Phillpott, Paul 'P-Dub' Walton, Tim Simenon and David Clayton as well as bands Ghost Capsules, Bomb The Bass, Broad Bean Band, Opien and Compact Space. He is also Label Manager for O*Solo Recordings, Musicladen and Elsbeere Recordings.
He started off, according to the commentary of Depeche Mode 101, setting up and taking down equipment for the band, in their early days. He stayed with them, after they gained success, as the road manager. He is also credited in the film's commentary, as the 5th member of Depeche Mode. He's seen in many parts of the film, including one in which, he sings "I Saw Her Standing There," accompanied by Dave Gahan on harmonica and Martin Gore on guitar.
In 1994, Andrew Fletcher had to leave the tour and Daryl replaced him for the second leg of the US Tour, as well as six shows in South America.
Alan Wilder commented on his website when asked about this:
- "While everyone else was sunning themselves on the beach and enjoying a well-earned rest, Daryl and I spent a week cooped up in a hotel room in Hawaii where I taught him the entire set. He subsequently played it perfectly for the rest of the tour - pretty good eh, considering he'd hardly ever played a keyboard before in his life." Shunt Q&A
Having been with them since the beginning of their career, he appears in all of the documentaries for the Depeche Mode remastered albums released so far, apart from Exciter and later, as he stopped working with the band in 1995.
In 1995, Daryl began working for The Cure, alongside his older brother, Perry Bamonte who was lead guitarist at the time. Daryl was Executive Producer for the Trilogy DVD and 'The Cure' album alongside Robert Smith. His work with The Cure ended in 2005. He was the tour manager for the Depeche Mode: Devotional video documentary.
Bamonte is also one of three artists in the band Compact Space, along with Christian Eigner and Florian Kraemmer. In the band, Bamonte writes the lyrics, Eigner writes the music, and Kraemmer puts together the melodies. Their first album ‘Nameless’ and the 'Push Push' EP was released in June 2011 in physical and digital formats through their own label Elsbeere Recordings in a worldwide licensing deal with Ferryhouse Productions in Hamburg.