Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Actor:
Selected by James Brown, The Godfather of Soul, as his personal music producer, Derrick has appeared on several major performance stages opening for the Godfather of Soul, including the Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, The World Renowned Apollo Theater, to name a few. After 15 years traveling with and studying under one of the worlds greatest entertainers, Derrick will now share his inspirational gift with you. His Single "I'll Obey" Written & Performed by Derrick Monk has recieved radio air play all over the country and is still going strong today. Multi-Platinum selling Producer Teddy Riley heard Derrick sing and asked the question. Where have you been? Together T. R. & Derrick produced his soulful Single "You're The Reason".. Just let Derrick hit the stage, sit back and enjoy. While traveling with the Godfather of Soul, Derrick has entertained and moved audiences across the United States as well as overseas.
Derrick's many accomplishments in the entertainment industry include:
• Song writing credits
• Production credits
• Stage play / film credits
• Appearances on and winning “Showtime At The Apollo"
Today Derrick travels throughout the country performing and bringing audiences to their feet clapping with joy. He believes that, "If you don’t stop, one day your dreams will become reality; but only if you trust GOD and have faith everyday."
Written By: Tjuana LaShawn Smylie (Tjuana Nelson)