Hiring an accordionist is a great way to create a European atmosphere. Whether hired as a Bavarian accordionist (dressed in Lederhosen) for an Oktoberfest Bier Festival, or wearing French, Italian or Russian costumes, Derek always sounds as well as looks the part.
Derek has a repertoire of thousands of songs from different countries including polkas, waltzes and folk tunes. He is incredibly popular for mixed European weddings, wine tasting evenings, Oktoberfests, beer festivals and beaujolais nights. Such are his talents, we receive many enquiries for him to perform in France, Switzerland and Europe (which you'd think would have plenty of professional accordionists).
He started the accordion aged just 12 and later trained at the Royal Military School of music where he played professionally for 9 years including three years performing for the Cafe Rouge chain. We've known Derek for many years as he's also a member of our Scottish dance band (The Highland Reelers). We had the pleasure of recording and filming his video and he's mesmerising to watch.
You and your guests will be just as impressed as we are.