Derrick “D’MAR” Martin is simply a force of nature.
D'MAR is a musician, producer, songwriter, singer, educator, entertainer and motivational speaker. He traveled the world for 17 years as the lead drummer for the legendary Little Richard. D'MAR has also worked with a number of other artists such as: Dorothy Moore, Bobby Rush, Vastie Jackson, Ali Woodson (The Temptations), Big Jack Johnson, Carla Thomas, Billy Preston, Roy Gaines, Mitch Woods, Jackie Payne, Syl Johnson, Bob Margolin and Tutu Jones just to name a few. As a producer D’MAR has produced and played on quite a few records over the last 20 years. As a recording artist, D'MAR delivers his own sound which he has dubbed Nu Funk Soul. This sound combines the old school vibe with the freshness of today's sound. He is also passionate about music education which is displayed in his own Music Lecture Series entitled Drums & More. This is an informative and energetic program that is covers the history of the drum set and helps inspire students to embrace arts & education. D'MAR is truly an artist to keep your eyes on.