Derek is a part of two bands, Alyssa Marie and Shot Heard Around The World, and has been touring since the age of 17.
Shot Heard Around The World has opened up for many national acts and festivals that have featured big names such as Killswitch Engage, Godsmack, Shadows Fall, We Came As Romans, Four Year Strong, Our Last Night, and more.
Alyssa Marie has opened for national acts such as R.A. The Rugged Man, Pappoose, Kill Army, Terminology, and others.
He has also developed strong standing relationships (NOT endorsements) with Dicenco's Drum Shop (Weymouth, MA) VATER Drumsticks (Holbrook, MA) and Zildjian Cymbals (Norwell, MA) over
the years and has had to opportunity to do 5 photo/video shoots
with Zildjian Cymbals. He was also featured on the front/back cover
of the 2013/2014 Zildjian ear/accessories catalog and as the
Zildjian Facebook cover photo and on the main page of Zildjians