If you're looking to elevate the ambiance of your event with a touch of European flair, hiring an accordionist is the perfect choice. Derek is a Bavarian accordionist extraordinaire, who effortlessly embodies the spirit of Europe, be it at an Oktoberfest Bier Festival in traditional Lederhosen or adorned in French, Italian, or Russian attire, playing the music of those countries. Derek boasts a vast repertoire of thousands of songs, including lively polkas, enchanting waltzes, and charming folk tunes from various countries. He's in high demand for mixed European weddings, wine tasting soirées, Oktoberfests, beer festivals, and Beaujolais nights. His talents have garnered interest from as far as France, Switzerland, and across Europe, despite the abundance of accordionists in those regions.
Derek's journey with the accordion began at the tender age of 12, and he honed his skills at the prestigious Royal Military School of Music, where he played professionally for an impressive nine years. Notably, he spent three years captivating audiences at Cafe Rouge, showcasing his musical prowess. We've had the pleasure of knowing Derek for many years, as he's also a valued member of our Scottish dance band, The Highland Reelers. We were fortunate to record and film his mesmerizing performance, a visual and auditory treat that's bound to captivate you and your guests.
When you choose Derek, you're not just hiring an accordionist; you're inviting a European musical journey to enchant your event. Your guests will undoubtedly be as entranced as we are by his extraordinary talents.