A songwriter with a difference, Derek presents a selection of his original songs ranging from satirical pieces crammed with cutting social commentary and offbeat humour as well as lilting tunes accompanying thoughtful, illustrative poetry. Side-stepping subject matter typically seen in the work of contemporary songwriters, Derek excels as a quirky wordsmith possessing an acute wit and an eye for the overtly absurd and unjust. The winner of last years John Dengate Political Satire Songwriting Competition, Derek impressed alot of people and should be a massive hit this festival.

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