Derek Brand, Bass
Derek is best known as the long time bassist of respected Chicago-based artist Nicholas Tremulis (NTO), with whom he has recorded and toured the world. Nicholas had two critically acclaimed albums on Island Records in the early 90′s. Through his tenure with Nick, Derek has had the distinct pleasure of performing on stage with such legendary musicians as Billy Corgan, Rick Nielson & Bun E. Carlos, Hubert Sumlin, Steve Earle, Ronnie Spector, Mavis Staples, Ian Hunter, Maceo Parker and Rick Danko to name a few. Currently, Derek also performs regularly with The Westside Winders.
Equipment: -Bass – Lakland Hollowbody Bass -Amps – Ashdown ABM 500, Polytone Mini Brute III -Cabinets – SWR Goliath Cabinets (various) -Other – Retrospec DI Influences: Duck Dunn, Aston Barrot, Larry Graham, James Jamerson, Jimmy Garri Best Bass: Lakland Best Bass: Large mouth Most commonly mistaken for: A German tourist Favorite Movie: The General with Buster Keaton Favorite meal: veggies and fiber Favorite actor: Victor Buono Influential Albums: Otis Redding – Monterey Pop, Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread, Graham Central Station – any record, 88 Great Original Motown Hits, Hank Garland – Jazz Winds From A New Direction