Derrick has been a professional bass player for over 20 years. His less is more approach has been the backbone to 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!
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.
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 necame 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 through his 4 decade career.
If you would like to contact Derrick you can click on the Contact link or like his page at facebook.com/roklobmusic.