Derek Edmond has been playing for more than 40 years, turning professional in the late 60’s. He recorded for MGM and Polydor. At that time he was playing soul, rock and prog rock (in a Nice, Family, Floyd type band).
He also spent time in Germany at various clubs in Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Hamburg.
He is now playing all genres, for example rock, blues, soul, disco, jazz and fusion in bands local to the Milton Keynes area, amongst which are Platform Soul, Crush, The Innocents, Cloud 9, Jazbo, Mr Kite, Total Eclipse, Bladerunner as well as many other one off dep jobs. For a while he was alongside Richard in ‘The Curvy Love Dogz’.
For live playing he uses a DW Collectors kit with Zildjian, UFIP and TRX cymbals. For teaching he also uses a Roland TD10 and a Yamaha Absolute Custom kit.
Derek says : ‘After all these years the one thing that strikes me about playing drums is that it’s not necessarily about the chops and speed you can play – it’s really all about the spaces – let the music breathe.’