Derek Jordan is a singer/guitarist/songwriter in Hollywood, CA. While performing live, he bares his red handprint on his chest to embrace his "Identity", which happens to be the title of his newly released debut album. Derek's musical message focuses on individualism and fighting conformity, believing that everyone has the power to claim their own identity and not the one expected by their peers. He classifies his music style as Psych Alternative Rock, incorporating a heavy dosage of psychological lyrics, ranging from the pursuit of significance to the most primal human instincts, and fusing it with high energy alternative rock, fueled with riffs, solos, and passion. Born and raised in the Steel City, Pittsburgh, PA, where classic rock is king, Derek built his guitar chops studying his favorite blues rock players Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. He began playing bars at 15. He had no style, he had no stage moves, he only knew how to play. In 2004, Derek moved to Chicago. Facing the pressures of social conformity and family expectations, Derek half-heartedly decided to study marketing and real estate at DePaul University. He hated it, especially during the last semester. While his fellow graduates were interviewing for potential jobs left and right, he was enduring inner turmoil as he felt himself being pulled further and further away from his passion for music. Thanks to his early maturity and efficient habits, Derek was well prepared to face this stage in his life. He added singing to his repertoire, wrote countless songs, and became an avid believer in self-development. As soon as college finished, Derek bolted out to Los Angeles, CA with a good friend of his. His very first full-length album, 'Identity', was independently released in February 2009. It is completely self-financed and fully exudes his musical flavors. With his strong interest in the human mind, why it thinks what it thinks and craves what it craves, Derek focuses much of his song writing on social psychology, internal conflict, external valor, and discovering your true identity by digging deep in to your mind and it's most primal desires.
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