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Derrick Zuber showed a deep passion for music from an early age. From his involvement in school bands, to talent show acts, to his ongoing involvement in worship music in the church, Derrick has shown that music is in his veins. He grew up in Toronto Canada, where he still resides and has played guitar for such artists as Juno nominee Blaise Pascal, Jason Grills and Marion Drexler.
His influences are diverse. They range from country, including artists like Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Blue Rodeo; to rock and blues, with artists such as Eric Clapton, John Fogerty and the Beatles.
Derrick Zuber's premier album, Like A Song, illustrates catchy, lyrical vocals that pull you into the songs. The songs have a country flare, and tell you a story that is familiar to anyone who has ever been in love, whether they kept it or lost it.
They take you on a journey through the good and bad parts of relationships and the emotions they create. The lyrics:
"Lo and behold, you came like a song
...you gave me wings to fly."
in the album's title track, Like A Song, are countered by:
"why was that stranger sleepin' in my bed"
in Black Rose and:
"I wanna know you like I've never known anyone."
in To Know You is bookended by:
"she doesn't keep you from the storm.
She doesn't keep you warm."
in Pick Up the Pieces.
All of this is enhanced by Derrick's guitar playing that conveys deep emotion that words cannot speak. From catchy introductions, to melodic solos, to carefully chosen accents, the message of this singer/songwriter/musician is deeply connected on all levels.