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DEREK CHAI

London, United Kingdom

Actor, Musician

soundcloud.com/del-the-bass

very experience and respected session bassist for over the last 20 years. Have worked with many known artistes including; JOOLS HOLLAND,JIMMY RUFFIN,D:REAM,BONEY M,INCOGNITO,COURTNEY PINE,DEREK NASH,ELTON JOHN,GARY MOORE,dj RAP,D TRAIN plus many more! although from a funk/jazz background can play many different styles from rock to latin and also enjoy being experimental with technique and effects. Also a multi-instrumentalist , can play folk and funky rhythm guitar , play percussion and can sing if required. I also love club dance music from DnB to Trance in which i have performed in at parties as a bassist and percussionist! I have some theatre experience working on the fringe theatre production of 'FLASH TRASH' and have plenty of T.V experince. I have a good image and I'am easy going but yet still passionate about music making. I also teach music technology and run music workshops.

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DEREK CHAI | London, United Kingdom | Actor, Musician
 
 

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Physical Details

Height:
182 cm / 6ft 0in
Waist:
81 cm / 32in
Weight:
78 kg / 171 lbs
Shoe size:
9.0 UK / 10.0 US / 43.0 Euro
Ethnicity:
Other
Hair colour:
Black
Skin colour:
Brown
Hair length:
Long
Eye colour:
Brown

Experience

2012
  • world wide experience various known artistes as a top level session musician/composer. : top level session bassist and multi instrumentalist plus vocals, composer/producer and experienced music facilitator, London, UK

Acting

Acting experience:
  Extra
Languages spoken
  • English
Accents spoken
  • UK English
fringe theatre (musician) and pop videos (d;ream....bassist in the band!)

Music

Guitar ability:
  Expert
Vocal ability:
  Lead singer
Bass Guitar ability:
  Expert
Vocal range:
  Tenor
Drumming ability:
  Intermediate
Composer ability:
  Expert
Keyboard ability:
  Intermediate
Producer ability:
  Expert
Singing styles
  • Pop
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Metal
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country
Influences: Kings Of LeonStevie WonderWeather ReportCalvin HarrisHerbie HancockGustav HolstSteve ReichEtc Etc.Jameriquai

I am a very experienced and respected bassist and play at expert level. I have played with and for many known acts including; THIRD WORLD,INCOGNITO,JOOLS HOLLAND,ELTON JOHN,D:REAM,BONEY M, JIMMY RUFFIN,D TRAIN, ARROW,COURNEY PINE,BILLY OCEAN, DJ RAP plus many many more.
Although I started as a funk and then funk/jazz player I have played many musical styles and have performed and recorded virtually in most musical styles and genres!
I am a multi-instrumentalist, which I have performed in at pro-level too, which include folk / funk rhythm guitar and also play percussion.
I too have played in many cover bands so therefore have a good knowledge of contempary music.
I can sing too, which i have performed at professional level.
I have a good strong image and have plenty of video and TV experience.
I have also played in theatrical productions. (fringe theatre 'flashtrash'
Musically , given the choice, love to experiment and enjoy using effects where needed.
I'am easy going but still very passionate about music making.


I too am a producer and composer and can compose in many different styles to professional level. My compositions can be accessed on my soundcloud pages at;


http://soundcloud.com/del-the-bass

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