Derrin Nauendorf and David Downing have now firmly established their unique
soundscape of blues & roots styles. Derrin writes and sings superbly
melodic songs, plays astonishing acoustic guitar, while Dave supplies subtle,
complimentary percussion. The result is a compelling and once seen, never
forgotten act, which stuns audiences with the intensity and diversity of
their music and charismatic stage presence.
Derrin (27) and Dave (32) met by chance just one year ago in Australia. Both
guys have been playing since their early teens. Spells in bands had made both
men a living, but Derrin had honed his songwriting and guitar work to the
point where he wanted to establish his own identity. Four years working in a
duo situation led to a chance meeting with Dave. The result is a musical
partnership producing an uncanny synergy and a unique sound.
Derrin describes what he does as real - natural, unforced music with songs
based on a fountainhead of positive thoughts and emotions, given a moody
ambience by Dave's sympathetic percussion. Derrin has been on the road since
he was 17, and his songs are the result of a roller coaster of experiences.
Jointly, their work is not slick and pre-packaged, but melodic and uplifting,
and totally uncompromising. Their eclectic melting pot reflects the
influences soaked up along the way. This is original music performed by
musicians who have stuck to their guns and play what they believe in.
In a relatively short period, Dave and Derrin have built up a committed
following on both sides of the world. They have developed a compelling live
act that thrills audiences everywhere they perform. 2002 saw them touring
continental Europe to promote the latest CD - "Live at The Boardwalk".