Featured at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival and currently playing venues nationwide, Derek F. Smith is one of the hottest solo acts to come out of the Fraser Coast.
Derek brings a raw energy and emotion to every performance, and leaves it all on the stage! Multi-award winner including:
1st place winner - 2015 Spirit of Bundaberg 'Battle of the Bands'
1st place winner - 2016 Most popular vocalist - Toyota Feeling the Street International Music Competition
1st place winner - 2017 SEA FM 'Battle of Sound' competition
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. His music is inspired by artists such as Mumford & Sons, Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, Green Day and many more. His Debut EP 'Enlightened Monkey' featuring 5 original songs and 13 track live album 'Live at the Federal’ have been welcomed with rave reviews by listeners worldwide.