Singles and EPs
Passion for music and drive to succeed took Derek from performing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” at age 3 for family to now having performed over 350 shows in four years. Born in the small town of Scituate, Massachusetts in 1995, Derek moved to Florida at age 3. He grew up listening to all of the greats, from legends like Aerosmith, Tom Petty, and The Eagles to Michael Jackson and Garth Brooks. “I grew up on all kinds of music. From classic rock, pop, country, everything! You got to remember I’m a 90s kid too so even the Backstreet Boys and Shania Twain have influences in my music.” After learning how to play the piano and the guitar in high school, Derek started writing songs and performing for friends. It wasn’t long before he booked his first show. In 2015, Derek attended Full Sail University to obtain his Music Business Degree. During this time, he tried out for American Idol and after advancing through a few rounds he unfortunately did not advance. That only pushed him to work harder on his dream. “I love being told no. What’s more motivating than that?” After graduation, Derek moved to Nashville to further his career in the Music Business. After spending a year in Nashville, he moved back to Bradenton, FL in 2017 to continue working in the entertainment industry and continue his music dream. This is where you can find him now pursuing his dreams, performing for crowds of all kinds and sizes. His DEBUT SINGLE "Miss Me Whiskey" is AVAILABLE NOW!