When Terence Trent D'Arby hit the scene in 1987 with his debut album Introducing The Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, he was a pretty unique artist even with all of the Prince comparisons. With a voice that was strong, gritty and bigger than he was, he had the moves like James Brown and was rockin' the braids when plenty of his contemporaries were rocking S-Curl's.
After a few successful albums...and a stint as a blonde....
D'Arby later changed his name in 1995 to Sananda Maitreya. He is now wearing locs and continues to make music from his home in Milan with his band The Nudge Nudge.
To find out more about the artist formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby, check out his website www.sanandamaitreya.com.