Derrek Wayne is a songwriter from California. デレック·ウェインは、カリフォルニアからソングライターである。Derrek Wayne est un auteur-compositeur de la Californie.
Everything that is strange and beautiful and satisfying in a dream can be conjured by a song.
Melody is infectious. Songs are magic. Life is better with a song in your heart. The songs I write are autobiographical mostly. I write to please my taste. My most meaningful practice is writing lyrics and wrapping them in music. The songs I've released are all investigations into my emotions.
We are living in a world where committing a song to record is no big record deal. I try to keep things simple, or at least get them to a place were they're simply stated. There is a beauty in economy of motion, fluid smooth lines.
Derrek Wayne is an International Champion barbershop quartet harmony singer and a world class American pianobar entertainer. In 2010, competing with the Westminster Chorus of Orange County California, Derrek won a gold medal in Barbershop Chorus performance. In 2014 Derrek was selected to entertain in residence for the Summer season at the prestigious five star Twin Palms Resort in Phuket Thailand.
In September of 2015 on board The Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas, Derrek performed center stage as he lead the orchestra from the piano in previews of his mainstage show featuring the songs of Michael Bublé, The Rat Pack, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, the hit songs of Shrek, Hairspray, Zac Brown Band and Taylor Swift. This October, Derrek joins the Anthem of the Seas in her inaugural sailings from the New York metropolitan area.
Born and raised in the famous wine growing region of Sonoma County California, Derrek Wayne is a globe trotting songwriter and vocalist who lives and performs in New York City. A man of many talents, Derrek holds degrees in Philosophy and Architecture from the University of Washington Seattle. With a sound reminiscent of Cole Porter and Ben Folds, Derrek Wayne continuously composes for the stage and screen, his musical works can be found at iTunes, SoundCloud and derrekwayne.com.
Derrek loves his life in the Arts and enjoys a contagious passion for vocal music and his role in the American choral music community.