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 quintet. Described as “Seventies-Inspired Instrumental Groove Music With Fewer Bass Solos Than You Would Expect”, Derek and his band blend funk, blues, soul, jazz, southern rock, and seventies soundtrack music into a sound all their own. For the current incarnation of his live band, Derek has assembled a "supergroup" of his favorite musicians, which includes guitarist Joshua Ray Gooch (Derek’s longtime bandmate with Shania Twain), keyboardist Carey Frank (Social Distortion, Tedeschi Trucks Band), drummer Randy Cooke (Smashmouth, Colbie Caillat, Ringo Starr, Five for Fighting), and percussionist Demian Arriaga (Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers).
2020 saw the release of “Eleven Years Later”, Derek’s first solo album since his 2009 debut “Let the Games Begin…”. To help convey his musical vision on this latest album, 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 2023, and expect a new album in 2024.
“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