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 2019:

  • Friday 18th Jan Red Hot Boogie Courtyard, Hereford
  • Saturday 2nd Feb Red Hot Boogie Kings Theatre, Gloucester
  • Saturday 23rd Feb Red Hot Boogie Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
  • Saturday 16th March Red Hot Boogie Market Theatre Ledbury


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