Derek Rutherford

Derek's published fiction dates back to the 1980s and his first acceptance in The Horror Show. Since then he's been published in countless magazines, papers, anthologies, and on-line sites. He's won prizes and twice been in the Honourable Mentions List for Horror Stories of the Year. Derek has published several western novels for Robert Hale Ltd of London.


Derek has played in bands since the 1970s and is a veteran of many recording sessions and gigs. Currently Derek plays solo gigs with a focus on finger-picking blues and story songs; as a duo with Chris Smith - Delboy and Dave - renowned across the region for their wild nights full of fun; playing acoustic originals with "Home Grown Boy" Sid Harvey and local bluesman Steve Kent; with Cheltenham legend Gordon Wood in The Gordon Wood Band; and also with the amazing and very highly regarded rock'n'roll swing band Red Hot Boogie featuring top class musicians from Gloucester, Ledbury, Hereford, and Leominster.

Click Here for Derek's Music or have a listen to "Drag You Back" below:


Forthcoming Gigs 2018:

  • Saturday 11th Jan Red Hot Boogie Courtyard, Hereford
  • Sunday 21st Jan With Sid Harvey Bishops Cleeve (Bully Wee Band support)
  • Friday 26th Jan Delboy and Dave Royal Oak, Much Marcle
  • Saturday 3rd Feb Red Hot Boogie Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
  • Saturday 10th Feb Delboy and Dave Private Party
  • Saturday 17th Feb Red Hot Boogie Ledbury Theatre
  • Monday 5th March With Sid Harvey Winchcombe Radio Folk Show
  • Wednesday 7th March With Gordon Wood Bayshill Inn, Cheltenham
  • Thursday 15th March Delboy and Dave Prince of Wales, Ledbury
  • Saturday 7th April With Gordon Wood Band Cross Keys, Gloucester
  • Friday 13th April With Sid Harvey Corner Cupboard, Winchcombe
  • Saturday 21st April With Gordon Wood Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
  • Thursday May 3rd With Gordon Wood Band Cheltenham Jazz Festival
  • Saturday 12th May Red Hot Boogie Ledbury Rugby Club
  • Saturday 2nd June Red Hot Boogie Private Event
  • Saturday 16th June Red Hot Boogie Private Event
  • Thursday 26th July With Gordon Wood Cross Keys, Gloucester Blues Festival
  • Saturday 28th July Red Hot Boogie Private Party
  • Saturday 18th August Red Hot Boogie Private Party
  • Monday 27th August Red Hot Boogie Feathers Hotel, Ledbury


Forthcoming Gigs 2019:

  • Friday 18th Jan Red Hot Boogie Courtyard, Hereford
  • Saturday 23rd Feb Red Hot Boogie Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
  • Saturday 16th March Red Hot Boogie Market Theatre Ledbury


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