Derycks Music BIO
Pandemic Arts Sector Interview With The CBC Toronto, Canada.
Level2 Music Productions
"How Bout A Round Of Applause"
A Musician - Drummer - Music Producer with several years experience in the music industry backing up national and international artists for live music tours around the GLOBE, local showcases and corporate events in the GTA and Southern Ontario, Canada. Attended Humber College (an accredited music program) from 1988 to to 1991.
I’ve had the opportunity to tour locally and around the GLOBE with, Liberty Silver, The Nylons, The Ethnocentric Bubbleheads, Ozzy Girly & The New Crew, Devon Martin - EMI Recording Artist (Tours and Videos), Maestro Fresh Wes - Attic/LMR Recording Artist (Performances and TV), Keisha Chante - Universal Recording Artist (Tour), Ellis Hall aka "E3" and have also performed with Jamie Fox (Indian Motor Cycle Club) and for Aretha Franklin (Somewhere Else Night Club) and many more.
Performed in many Music Videos, TV Shows, and Films such as, "Ear To The Ground" - CBC Special w/ Devon Martin, Ralph Benmergi Show w/ Devon Martin, Much Music Spring Break in Daytona Florida, St. Kitts Music Festival Caribbean Islands, International TV Show "Soul Food", International TV Show "KOJAK" starring Ving Rhames, International Film "Stepping Up", International Film "Talk To Me" starring Don Cheadle.
I’ve played at Concert Halls around the world such as, Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto, ACC - Toronto, Toronto Amphitheatre, Radio City Music Hall - New York, SIR Stage 37 - New York, THE Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, to name a few !
I’ve also managed several successful local Toronto bands for Corporate gigs, "VOLUME 1", "Peppa Seed", "Sump'n Different" and “The Chicken & Waffles Band”.
Toronto Venues – Capital Event Theatre, Design Excahnge and The CARLU.
Studied at the Royal Ontario Conservatory of Music in Guelph learning percussion and played in many bands. During High School I gained experience playing in the School Jazz Band, and decided to go on to continue my studies in music performance, composition and arranging at Humber College where I met allot of great musicians and composers.
I later moved to Toronto to pursue playing live, studio sessions and music production. I’ve been fortunate to work with allot of great musicians and artist(s) on quite a few album projects and remixes (nationally & internationally) since 1998.
I began teaching audio production in 2003 at Harris Institute showing students the latest music production techniques using LOGIC Pro for the APP2 CAP course which involves various music production, remixing and sound design techniques. Since 2008 my focus has been TV Post Production, Game Audio Production, VO Audio Production and I’ve gained allot of knowledge and experience from some of the best companies in North America, eg. S&S Post Productions, Marble Media, Cadesky Dyer Music, Platform Productions and Leader Media.
Producing, Remixing, Mixing Music and Teaching Music Production.
Pro Audio Tech Consultant for Logic Studio, Pro Tools Software and related Audio Interface Hardware.
Well versed with Industry Standard Processing and Dynamic Plug-In Software.