Day of Perseverance
NEW RELEASE DAY OF PERSEVERANCE Original collection of Instrumental Music with a plethora of styles. Each song unique with it's own sound to attract a variety of listeners. Copious guitar and drums compose a compilation including Smooth Jazz, Funk, R&B and Reggae. ALL MUSIC COMPOSED, ARRANGED, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED AND MASTERED BY John Derick PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Over thirty years of experience. I started playing music publicly when I was fourteen years old in Phila, Pa. I am proficient in playing guitar and drums as well as vocals.Which I am self taught. The world of music has always been a part of my life, both as a soloist and a member of a musical group, playing from memory. I have written musical compositions and created musical ideas, using knowledge of harmonic, rhythmic, melodic and total structure within the music scope. I've toured throughout the U.S and Canada. Back in the late 70's I performed in two world tours with The Village People as musical director for my band BITTER SWEET. During this time I was awarded a Gold and Platinum Album. I worked with Robert Palmer on the Heavey Nova Album on EMI Records. In addition I worked on sound track 'Sweet Lies' for Island Records and composed for T.V. shows and commercials both International and in the U.S. I've also had the opportunity to perform with personalities such as: The Richie Family, Inga Rumph, Patti Labelle, Ben E. King, Phylica Rashad and world renowned Jazz keyboard artist, Dr. Loni Smith.