Derrick PPro

Leicester, United Kingdom

Actor, Model, Musician

I am an enthusiastic /experienced musician and solo entertainer, I would like to be involved within the movie or TV field of work, I have studio and stage experience, equity member, I am adaptable willing to learn. time on my hands , semi retired after running own business for 35 years , very fit for my age, mobile and reliable. Anyway – here’s my story!! What does one say about one’s past experiences in the University of Life? My very early years, influenced by dad playing the ukulele & banjo, professionally, was to become much later on something that I enjoyed playing, but what to do to earn a living? Well, sales seemed to be the thing for me, & vacuum cleaner on shoulder, knocking on door after door, snowing a blizzard! And if that didn’t stiffen you up, which I did well! Following this, I then moved on to the mighty ‘SINGER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY’…. And this was big time. Although I was given Company training, I already knew how to sell, I’d been selling myself for a long time,

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Physical Details

180 cm / 5ft 11in
106 cm / 42 in
76 kg / 167 lbs
86 cm / 34in
White / Caucasian
Shoe size:
10.0 UK / 11.0 US / 44.5 Euro
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Acting experience:
  Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken
  • English
Accents spoken
  • UK English
Union memberships
  • Equity
mostley stage,theatre work as solo singer entertainer,I am a solo performer, singing and playing ukulele / ukulele / banjo, comedy songs etc, not all George Formby all be it a lot in the style of. Comprehensive repertoire, equity member, studio exp with McIntyre Productions [angel studios ] Teenage Kicks. Stage local theatre, latest show Half a sixpence. 70 years old ,fit and active ,looking for EXTRA work and very reliable.

My experience in entertainment, as I said started when I was a lad with my dad and his musical interests. Sadly, 19 years ago my dad passed away leaving a great big hole in my life, but I did what I'm sure he would have wanted me to do and that was to entertain. For me, it all started with THE GEORGE FORMBY SOCIETY, where I soon made a name for myself, progressing on to performing as BANJO DEZ in pubs and clubs around the Midlands, where I was eventually spotted by BBC Radio Leicester. In turn, this lead to performing on a guest spot with THE BONZO DOG DOO DA BAND at The APOLLO in Manchester. Further work was at ‘ANGEL STUDIOS’, with ‘ADE EDMONSON’ (think Bottom with Rik Mayall) to provide the banjo for the Title and Incidental Music for ‘TEENAGE KICKS’ Comedy Series 8 week run primetime ITV, whilst still plonking doing mayoral shows , World War 2 re-enactments and old time music hall shows. I also have acting experience in the recent Jan/Feb Feature Film as a supporting actor in ‘THE QUIET ONE, THE MOVIE’ . 2012 Virgin Media short featured actor 'GOLDEN' . 2013 The ROYALS Pilot for Liongate, background extra as senior military bodyguard.


Modeling experience:
  Beginner, starting out
?Just starting out


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Vocal ability:
  Lead singer
Singing styles
  • Pop
Favourite genres
  • Jazz
Influences: George FormbyPro Performer

Sessions performer for Mcintyre TV Prod[Teenage KIcks] .Regular -guest with BBC Radio Leicester. as BANJO-DEZ . Guested on tour with BONZO DOG DOO-DAH BAND reunion 40th anniversary tour APPOLLO MANCHESTER as .GEORGE FORMBY . Numerous shows 1940s style .Playing ukulele -or banjolele

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  • derrickpearce
    Derrick Hi Tom, Thanks for the rose's , as you can see from my profile , i'm what you may call a late starter , but the early days are the building blocks for all of us, iv'e done bits and pieces and hoping to do more god willing. you look great and i wish you all the breaks in the business . Derrick [BANJO DEZ]
    2 years ago
  • tfryder
    Tom Great profile pics Derrick and liked your playing....keep it up.
    2 years ago
  • michaelcrouchman
    MICHAEL i recomend derrick for whatever show or event that you are putting on, a true professional, i will gladly welcome back derrick if i do anther show, derrick will customise his talents to your show, i recommend derrick
    2 years ago