BEHIND THE MUSIC
Derek is from a small town on the east coast of Florida where he grew up a fan of country music. He started playing guitar with his college roommate at the University of Central Florida in the early 90's. He moved to south Florida and performed as a duo in the Boca Raton\Ft. Lauderdale area until deciding to form a band, Jack Lord's Hair. The cover band enjoyed moderate local success playing mostly new and alternative rock such as STP, Green Day, and Nine Inch Nails. Music took a back seat when he started a family in 2000 and got a real job. In 2016, Derek decided it was time to give it another go and he had his first solo gig on a Thursday Ladies Night in Wisconsin Dells. Since then he has been working regularly and now performs throughout the midwest and, in just a few short years, has established a solid following. He has reconnected with his love of country and plays a variety of music at public and private events and can play small or larger venues. Feel free to get in touch with him for bookings or with any of your comments and questions.