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Musician Profile: Derek F. Smith

Musician Profile: Derek F. Smith

Posted on 02 Jul 2018 by Our Fraser Coast

Featured at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival, Derek F. Smith is a well known and loved Fraser Coast musician. 

Derek brings a raw energy and emotion to every performance. A multi-award winning artist, he’s opened for Toni Childs, Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi), You Am I and shared the stage with artists such as Lee Kernaghan, Stonefield, Jared Porter and James Blundell to name a few. 

Derek performs a strong mix of originals and covers and his music is inspired by bands such as Mumford & Sons, Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, Green Day and many more. 

While Derek enjoys taking his music on the road playing to large audiences nationwide, he is happiest at home making music on the Fraser Coast. 
In his down time, Derek shares his love of music and art with his family, creating pottery and woodworks and living an authentic life connected to nature.

"The Fraser Coast is a great place to be a creative and allows me the freedom and flexibility to do what I love."

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