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Reaney's Pick: Mike's open for DeRoK n RoLL
- London born Singer/Songwriter
- Host/Soundman at London Music Club Open Mic Night 2013-2018
- Host/Producer of The DeRoK and RoLL Radio Road Show since 2015
- Host/Producer The i LeVeL Experience Show 2011-2017
- Guitarist and Composer for DeRoK and The RoLLeRs 2007-2018
- Co-Frontman/Co-Creator for Walkin' Stick 2017-2019
- Music Director at KoLyfe Art Creation 2011-2017
- Ambassador to the Tinnitus Association of Southwestern Ontario 2014-2018
- London's Got Talent - Finalist 2017 - Judge/Entertainer 2020
- Distribution through Distrokid
Derek Joseph Madigan is a self produced singer/songwriter, musician, emcee and performer who has appeared in hundreds of shows in London over the years. Born and raised in London Ontario, Derek draws his songwriting inspiration from those closest to him and the local music scene. As an advocate for grassroots, while hosting the acoustic open mic at the London Music Club for several years, Derek recorded and produced a radio show for
CHRW 94.9FM featuring close to 300 local performers.
With albums, EPs, and singles, under the monikers "DeRoK" and "DeRoK and The RoLLeRs", Derek has released through Distrokid over 70 songs. The latest release being a 3 song acoustic EP
"Live at the London Music Club" and introducing the newest original "Argentina Dancer".
Having years of stage experience you'll find Derek engages well with the audience while delivering soothing vocals and clear bright tones with a calm confidence and a high level of professionalism. With song styles intertwining from folk and country, to pop and rock, you'll even hear local covers in his sets, including songs from
Broomsticks & Hammers, The Pairs, Roger Fisher and Ben McLellan.
"Derek is a man of many talents... Sings of love, war, the fear of terrorism and the news...
Many of his tunes are laced with humour and healthy doses of cynicism..."
- John Sharpe - Scene Magazine review of the "Live at Fitzrays" album
What the London’s Got Talent Judges Had to Say:
"...higher register was beautiful... Wonderful Performance" - Stephanie Ciccirelli
"You could sing me a lullaby... Vocally Soothing and Beautiful" - Kate Channer
For any show bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen (Cover) - London Music Club 2019
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