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- Ages 18+
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Derrick has been a professional bass player for over 20 years. His less is more approach has been the backbone of his style and career alike. A strong work ethic and positive attitude has helped make Derrick a first call bassist for both live touring and studio recording.
Shortly after moving to Nashville, TN in 2005, Derrick landed a job with the band Danica, touring the casino circuit across the country. Averaged 180 shows/year from ’06-’11!! Played in over 30 States including the Virgin Islands!
After 5 strong years on the road, Derrick moved to Memphis and worked with some great local Memphis bands such as Mudflap King, Pulse Party Crew, and Country Artist Derek Joseph.
In August 2014, Derrick made the leap back to Nashville and became the touring bassist for McKenzies Mill. Derrick was also the session bassist for McKenzies Mill’s EP, recorded with New Voice Entertainment in 2015.
Shortly after, Derrick became the house session bassist for Loud Sound Ridge Productions. Recording radio quality tracks for artists Paul Newton and Jay Bragg.
In April, 2016, Derrick made Memphis, TN home-base again. While still holding on to all of his Nashville contacts, Derrick is also working with such Memphis bands/artists as Derek Joseph, Nick Garrison and Radiometer. As of July, 2016, Derrick is now the in-house bass instructor at Circle Music Center and Martin Music.
Starting in October, 2016 Derrick became the first call drummer for MGP Studios, recording bass tracks and performing in live showcases for the various artist under the MGP Record Label. MGP, Mark Goodman Productions, features Mark Goodman, Grammy Award Winning Recording Engineer. Mark has worked with hundreds of artists throughout his 4 decade career.
House bass instructor for a local guitar store located in Memphis, TN
McKenzies Mill is a country rock band based in Nashville, TN. I tour with this band around the country.
I know this has nothing to do with music lessons but i am a certified first responder.