Derek has always had a passion for music: instrumentally and vocally. From the age of six, Derek was singing George Strait, Kenny Rogers, to Glen Campbell. In addition to vocals, Derek has played a wide range of instruments in all levels of the public school system in the St. Louis, Missouri metro area (trumpet, banjo, guitar, saxophone, harmonica, baritone, and piano). With the diversity of instrument experience, this gives Derek a wide range of styles and patterns to pull from while writing, performing, and composing songs.
Derek also participated in active lead roles in musicals in Jr./Sr. High School, local talent shows in St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Dallas/Ft Worth.
Song Writing: Derek enjoys writing creative lyrics that have a simple cadence. Moreover, turning a negative quality or situation into a comical play on words is also a goal for Derek. The country music listener has always accepted this notion with open arms.
Music Artist Influences: Garth Brooks, George Strait, Billy Joel, Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Keith Whitley, Alabama, Eric Clapton, Eagles, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Frank Sinatra, 80’s rock.
Derek Anthony is eager to broaden his musical career into the mass market appeal and produce memorable music that embrace emotion, fun, and touches the hearts of millions of fans.
Comments by Derek Anthony
Holly Tucker rocks it
Release Heart fell
love to cut soon.. nice job