Even if you’re convinced you don’t like R&B music, listen to Derek Reese. The great thing about the album is that each element – the drums, the guitars, and the vocals – is distinct, but they meld together at all the right moments to create a cohesive sound. written by Emily Taylor.
Even at the age four, his music talents were evident. As a child, Derek Reese was involved in drum and piano lessons. His love for music, passed down from his family of successful musicians, was apparent for his whole life. He recorded his first single, “Big Boy,” when he was only 8 years old. He cites a wide variety of influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Wonder to Dizzy Gillespie. And his interesting mix of pop, soul and R&B shine through on his self-titled album written by George Steffani.
Derek Reese really impresses with this lovely, lulling, and gently melodic acoustic soul album... Derek’s smooth and reassuring vocals go over well. Ditto his jaunty and easy dexterity with a guitar. Better still, Reese’s songwriting possesses a warmth, thoughtfulness, and intelligence that’s both affecting and engaging in equal measure written by Joe Wawrzyniakz.
Derek played drums on the title track "Sucker M.C's
So there is a place for me after all
Derek Reese (born May 25, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
What it means to be free
Derek has provided original music and scores for Nightingale Music, Reserve Music and Rumble Fish Music.
Derek opened for the Last Poets at Lyric Hall in New Haven, Connecticut. Each artist gave a workshop. Derek's was on composition, song structure and what inspires him to write music.
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