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!

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.


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Live Demo

  This demo is a collage of several live recorded songs, (with backing tracks), where Derrick is performing with Danica in 2010 at Mikko Live, Coushatta Casino, Kinder, LA. Featuring songs from such artists as... READ MORE

Studio Demo

  This demo is a collage of several recorded tracks with Derrick playing bass guitar for Nashville Recording Artists, McKenzies Mill and Jay Bragg.   Tracks from McKenzies Mill latest EP Produced by... READ MORE


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