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.
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Forthcoming Gigs 2017:
- Saturday 7th January Delboy & Dave The Retreat, Ledbury - Big Craig's Party
- Thursday 9th Feb Delboy and Dave Talbot Hotel, Ledbury
- Saturday 11th Feb With Sid Harvey & Steve Kent Bishops Cleeve Bowls Club
- Saturday 4th March Red Hot Boogie Market Theatre, Ledbury
- Friday 17th March With Sid Harvey Royal Oak, Gretton
- Saturday 1st April Red Hot Boogie Bromyard Theatre
- Wednesday 5th April Solo Bayshill Inn, Cheltenham
- Sunday 30th April Wth Gordon Wood The Strand, Cheltenham (Time TBC) - Cheltenham Jazz Festival
- Saturday 3rd June Red Hot Boogie Ledbury - Big Steve's Party
- Monday 24th July Solo, and with Gordon Wood Cross Keys Inn, Gloucester - Glouceste Blues Festival
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