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Derrick J. sings with 2 Srilankan backup singers recorded in melbourne Australia. A very popular song titled forever & everDERRICK J. DVD & CD on line-DERRICK J." , a well respected entertainer, known to many as "The Golden Voice" and "The Crooner" , has been entertaining music lovers, both young and old for over 25 years. He has captivated audiences by his graciousness, warmth, passion as a performer and most of all his rich and powerful vocal ability.
He has performed overseas in a chain of 5 star hotels such as Hilton, Oberoi and Ramada to name a few. However, in November 2011, his brilliance weaved the path to phenomenal success when he was booked to perform at the Las Vegas Hilton. Thanks to the magic of You Tube, with over 100 TV clips, totalling half a million hits, secured this contract for him — a pinnacle of every entertainers dream.
Romance serves as the core of DERRICK J.'s music and lasting success. He is well renowned to choose songs with eternal themes of love and longing that lovers want to embrace. Whether he sings a sweeping exultation of happiness or a weeping lament of love lost, the King of Romance pours his honeyed, mellow voice over each note, coating it with the same passion as a suitor imploring his lover for one more moment of bliss.
His musical debut in 1974 on "New Faces" with Bert Newton, earned him Bert?s Encouragement Award, which was the opening to his very successful career as an entertainer in Australia. For over 15 years he appeared as a regular artiste on many TV shows. His first DVD titled "Never Give Up" summarises his musical career which include appearances on "Good Morning Australia" with Bert Newton ~ Ch.10, "In Melbourne Today?" with Ernie & Denise ~ Ch. 9, @quot Denise " ~ Ch.7, "At Home" with John Mangos ~ Ch.7, "Till Ten" with Joan Mcggines ~ Ch.10, "Penthouse Club" ~ Ch.7, "Midday Show" with Ray Martin ~ Ch.9, "Cabaret" ~ SBS, "Christmas Concert" with Human Nature at Twin Towns which was televised on Sky Ch. and clips from the Hilton Hotel concert.
His second DVD, released this year, titled "Derrick J. Live in Concert at BMICH" is a live recording of his performance to a full house, accompanied by two award winning female Australian performers. The mesmerised audience witnessed 3 hours of Derrick J's charm and talent which was echoed as an outstanding performance by a great artiste. He performed some of his finest love songs to an appreciative audience who wanted more.
In addition to these 2 DVD's Derrick J, has released 8 albums of which 2 went gold.
His latest Gospel album titled "You'll Never Walk Alone", is now sold at all WORD bookstores nationally.
His music is of international standard with the backing of great musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the ABC show band and Channel 9 band, with backup singers Patchwork from the Don Lane Show, Linda George, Penny Dyer to name a few.
Derrick J's many talents broaden into acting where he has played numerous roles in "Neighbours", "Kath & Kim", "Newly Weds", "We Can Be Hero's" "Gross Misconduct" (with Jimmy Smits), "Sensing Murder", and many more. He has also featured in numerous commercials for Heinz, Fox FM, Aust Post and others.
In addition to this, a documentary featuring Derrick J was produced by Ch. 7 on a show called the "Times" titled "King of Shopping Centres" detailing his musical success and popularity in Australia.
Presently he works as a Recording Producer, and produces albums for young, up and coming artistes giving them advice on musical direction and promotion which he continues to do up till now. He also performs at various Hotels, Tatts and Tabaret Venues doing a one hour show called "Morning Melodies". These one hour shows are booked to capacity during the day to audiences who travel from all over Victoria, thoroughly enjoying Derrick's show wanting more. He is also heavily booked out for public and private events and functions during the week and weekends.
Derrick J's music has been televised on all country TV stations Morning shows — Southern Cross Network in Bendigo, Ballarat and Shepparton. He is now a host on the award winning "Sri Lanka Morning Show" on Ch. 31 every Sunday between 10-11a.m. .
Derrick J products can be purchased on line or by calling 1300 80 78 66