has had extensive professional experience
in the Australian music industry for over the past 16 years. He has worked
as original artist, musician, singing, song writer, arranger, studio engineer
and music producer.
As a performer Derek has had the pleasure of working with original artists such as Grammy Nominated Artist Paul Colman Trio, Marina Prior, Emmanuel Carella, Roma Waterman, The Melbourne Gospel Choir and many of Melbourne's top cover bands. For the past 8 years, Derek has been show producer and musical creator to one of Australia's most highly sought after corporate acts 100% Kylie. The show has wowed audiences with hundreds of shows across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Fiji, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Dubai.
In the studio, Derek worked for over 10 years recording voice for CBM's talking book library, has recorded with and produced for Roma Waterman, C3 Arts, Melbourne Gospel Choir, played on numerous CCCW albums, and recorded live albums with the Paul Colman Trio (Live Electric & Live Acoustic). His self produced debut CD ‘Raining Sunshine’ received national acclaim and radio play throughout Australia and Canada.One highlight of Derek's career was when his production / arrangement of 'Our Christmas Prayer' (Prior/Waterman) was performed live to one of Australia's largest TV audience, the 2005 Carols By Candlelight, sung by Marina Prior, backed by the Melbourne Gospel Choir, with orchestral accompanied and conducted by John Foreman.
In 2006, Derek produced 'Wings of Love' for Roma Waterman. This song was the bonus track on the 'Roma Waterman Live' album and was a hugh radio hit and went on to win an international song writing award.
Earlier this year Derek produced a fundraising and promotional single 'Breathe it in' (S.Keil & R. Waterman). The song was released to radio to create awareness of Cambodian charity www.stopstart.com.au - check it out and get involved today! 2009 also saw Derek produce the highly anticipated 'Your Complete Vocal Warm Up' CD by renowned author and vocal coach Roma Waterman. This CD is distributed globally alongside the highly successful 'The Working Singers Handbook' also by Roma. Derek's productions were also feature this year on 'Where Love Is King', which was released throughout Asia on Integrity Music. This compilation featured 'How Great Is Our God', 'O Come, O Come Emanuel' and 'Wings of Love'.
He has most recently been producing the Light FM 89.9 Musical Challenge winner's radio singles for Vita Adam and Byron Hosking.
Derek owns and operates his own studio in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne Vic.
For further info please contactt Derek on:
0412 174 746