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     Veteran LA bass player Derek Frank takes a slight detour from his regular gigs as touring bassist with both Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain, and presents his new instrumental quartet. Described as “organic, eclectic, instrumental groove music with seventies undertones”, Derek and his band blend funk, blues, soul, jazz, southern rock, and seventies soundtrack music into a sound all their own. 

     2020 saw the release of “Eleven Years Later”, Derek’s first solo album since his 2009 debut “Let the Games Begin…”. For this recent recording, he assembled a “supergroup” of his favorite musicians, who continue to perform in his live band. This includes guitarist Joshua Ray Gooch (Derek’s bandmate with Shania Twain), keyboardist Ty Bailie (of Katy Perry’s touring band), and drummer Randy Cooke (Colbie Caillat, Ringo Starr, Five for Fighting). To further help convey his musical vision, Derek enlisted producer Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wilco, Sting, etc.), special guest guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Las Vegas horn section The Fat City Horns, and other notable guests from various musical circles. 

     Check out “Eleven Years Later” everywhere you buy or stream music, and be on the lookout for Derek and his band as they perform live shows around the US throughout 2021. 

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“An explosion of funk, rock, soul, and R&B, Eleven Years Later is the ultimate open-road soundtrack that boasts production that stands out as much as its songwriting.”

- Bass Magazine

"If you’re into funk and jazz (and even if you’re not), and you enjoy well-written music with funky grooves, you can’t go wrong with these guys."

-Music Connection Magazine

 

“Eleven Years Later… Everything about it, even the packaging, is so freaking cool. It’s funky as hell…”

-Everyone Loves Guitar Podcast

 

“Man, the record is slammin’! Everybody sounds great on it… highly recommended!”

-The Bass Shed Podcast

Derek Frank - "Eleven Years Later" album
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Derek Frank - "Eleven Years Later" album

On September 18th, 2020, veteran Los Angeles touring/session bass player Derek Frank released his first solo album in over a decade. Aptly titled "Eleven Years Later", this follow-up to his 2009 release "Let the Games Begin..." is an exploration in organic instrumental groove music drawing influence from many genres; Funk, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Southern Rock, and 70s soundtrack music are all strongly represented. ‘Eleven Years Later’ is not a "Bass" album per se, but rather an interactive and collaborative effort between Derek and several of his close friends and musical cohorts. This team includes Joshua Ray Gooch on guitar (Shania Twain), Ty Bailie on keyboards (Katy Perry), Randy Cooke on drums (Ringo Starr, Colbie Caillat), along with a special guest appearance by guitar hero Joe Bonamassa and a handful of other notable musicians from Derek's various circles. Derek enlisted the legendary Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Sting, Wilco, Tedeschi Trucks Band, etc.) to produce, record, and mix the album at his Southern California studio "PLYRZ", a veritable playground of vintage instruments and analog recording gear. Recorded start-to-finish in less than two weeks, this sophomore release of Derek's is an eclectic representation of his many musical influences, all wrapped up in an overall sound that is oh-so-seventies. Derek is currently serving as bass player with both Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain, and is in the midst of residencies with both artists in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theatre (shows are currently on hold due to the pandemic). Derek has also toured/performed with: Air Supply, Shakira, Daniel Powter, Mindi Abair, The Boneshakers, Victoria Justice, Palaye Royale, Dancing With the Stars, Aly & AJ, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, and many others. "Eleven Years Later" is currently available on all digital purchase/download/streaming platforms; a 2-disc vinyl release and special edition USB drives (packaged with souvenir 8-track tapes) are available via the "music" section of his website, www.derekfrank.com/music . For more information, visit www.derekfrank.com