Derek downham has been called the "...Kevin Bacon of Canadian Rock" & it's easy to see why. Take a deep breath & try & make it through his CV. The Beauties, Don Felder (The Eagles), Broken Social Scene, Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently, Sugar Sugar), James Burton (Elvis Presley's guitarist), Albert Lee (Eric Clapton, George Harrison), July Talk, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Serena Ryder, Gracie, Sarah Slean, Boots Electric (Eagles Of Death Metal), F. Scott & The Nighthawks, Nels Cline (Wilco), Redd Volkert (Merle Haggard), Cindy Cashdollar, Junior Brown, Kellie Loder, Jenn Fiorentino, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Whitehorse, Sam Roberts, Lights, Paul Quarrington (Whale Music, RIP), Hugh Dillon, Kyle Riabko (Columbia), Colin Cripps, Paul Pigat, Amos Garrett, Brent Mason, Trophy, The Beautiful Unknown, By Divine Right, Hayden Neale (Jacksoul), Sloan, Jason Collett, Kim Stockwood, Jully Black, Tomi Swick, Treasa Lavasseur, Dru, Graph Nobel, Jeen O'Brien, Amy Millan (Stars), Ron Sexsmith, Shaye, Samantha Martin, Esthero, Kurt Swinghammer, Justin Rutledge, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Blair Packham, Arlene Bishop, Sebastian Grainger (Death From Above 1979), Revival Dear, Ivana Santilli, Matthew Barber, Jeff Healey (RIP), Emm Gryner, Scott Anderson (Finger 11), Damhnait Doyle, Stratochief, Holy F*ck, Beans (Warp), Elliott BROOD, The New Kings, Micheal O'Grady, Andy Stochansky, Danny Michel and many more. His demand comes from his mastery of many skill sets, making a statement as a producer, drummer, guitarist, keyboardist, vibraphonist, songwriter & musical director. His inspirations run deep through roots/rock music history that started as a young kid exploring the piano in his family home. From those beginnings, Derek has contributed to a prolific collection of Canadian music & his influence has reached all corners of the country