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Friday, March 8th - Molly Malone's (Private Party)- Covington, KY - 7pm
Saturday, March 16th - Ole Red- Nashville, TN - 6pm
Saturday, March 23rd - Jim & Jack's, Cincinnati, OH - 9pm
Thursday, March 28th - Smoke Justis Opening Day in the Cov - 1pm
Saturday, April 6th - Zazou (Acoustic) - Covington, KY - 4pm
Saturday, May 5th - Old Crow Smokehouse - Chicago, IL (tentative)
Saturday, May 11th - Braxton Brewing - Covington, KY - 7pm
Friday, June 14th - St. Joe's Festival - Crescent Springs, KY - TBD
Saturday, July 13th - St. Pius Festival - Edgewood, KY - 8pm
Friday, July 19th - Kenton County Fair - Independence, KY - (tentative)
Thursday, August 1st - Springdale Park - Springdale, OH - 7:30pm
Saturday, August 17th - City of Cold Springs - Cold Springs, KY - 6:30pm
Friday, September 27th - St. Agnes Oktoberfest - Ft. Wright, KY - TBD
Saturday, September 28th - Boots & Brews - Ft. Mitchell, KY - TBD
- Firewater Saloon - Chicago, IL
- Red, White & Blue - Milwaukee, WI
- The Dusty Armadillo - Akron, OH
- Crazy Town - Nashville, TN
- Southgate House Revival - Newport, KY
- Madison Theater - Covington, KY
- Ole Red - Nashville, KY
- Old Crow Smokehouse - Chicago, IL
- Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
From Independence, Kentucky the Derek Alan Band is a high energy country group with a modern sound and classic roots.
Their set-list includes original songs from their debut album, some of the most popular songs currently on the country charts, and also some of the great classics.
D.A.B. brings the hype to every event that they play, and leave the crowd wanting to hear more. They truly have some dedicated and awesome fans that are seen at almost every show and enjoy meeting new fans at every event.
DEREK ALAN – LEAD VOCALS
Singing is my passion and its something I could always do without consequence or judgment from anyone. Hitting notes and vocal runs on stage is one the best feelings in the world. There is nothing more gratifying than putting on a great show for the crowd.
My musical influences range from country legends like Hank Williams and Waylon Jennings to Otis Redding and Ray Charles or Boy’s II Men and the Rolling Stones.
I grew up in Independence, Kentucky and come from a musical family that has supported me every step of the way and helped mold me into the musician I am today. Even through college while I was playing football, music was always a huge part of my life and personality.
I take pride in the fact that I can call myself a musician and I can never turn down the opportunity to share it with anyone.
My goal with my musical career has always been to write songs I believe in. Songs that have soul and are full of life’s truths.
I want to fully entertain and blow everyone away that comes in contact with me and the amazing musicians that are part of my band. I want people to leave my show saying “Wow!”.
MATT WETHINGTON - DRUMMER
Paul Simon said, “Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.” Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the first moment I sat behind a drum kit, I could play. As time has passed, the quality has improved, but the love of music is as elementary as it was then.
I grew up playing drums in church and with a southern gospel band. I was playing nearly every weekend at the age of 11 and being paid as a studio drummer by the age of 16. From there, I moved to a more contemporary church environment that really allowed me to grow and express myself musically. During those years, I’ve met a lot great people like Matt and Derek and we continue to play together to this day.
Besides music, I enjoy spending time with my children, Blake & Araya. I’m a healthcare systems analyst by day and drummer by night! I enjoy coffee, tattoos, stringed instruments, stand-up comedy, MMA, whiskey and craft beer.
I’m excited & blessed to be able to play music with my buddies, old & new.
MATT CARPENTAR - BASSIST
Growing up as a “farm kid” had its advantages and drawbacks. While on one hand, we had lots of land to play on, there weren’t a lot of kids around. We farmed the land to provide for the entire family. We had all the typical farm animals and all the chores to go along with it. The animals and garden took priority as they were a major contributor to our food. It was just our way of life and we loved it.
We went to church just about every time the doors were open. I remember sitting in the pew, listening to the music and watching all the musicians playing their hearts out on stage, wishing I were a part of it. I would go home and practice hoping that one day i would get my chance to play on that stage. The church music was very soulful and rhythmic; I remember those driving beats that would just get locked in my head for hours on end. Early on I was attracted to the rhythm of music.
Life continued on and my parents split up. That was a difficult time in my life to say the least. My parents did their best to make the best of things and they did a great job, but my grandmother was my rock. For me, nothing seemed to make sense until my mom met a guy who happened to be a musician. Nick was a former rocker that was finally starting to settle down. I was just a 14-year-old kid with a burning desire to jam. Nick had all the gear and had the patience to teach me. He asked me, “What do you play”? I replied, “I don’t really know”. I realized quickly that some instruments just click more than others. Bass it was. My mom, however, chose my first artists to learn…. Heart & Led Zeppelin, but my artist of choice was Stevie Ray Vaughan. So, every day after school, I spent hours learning so many great songs and channeling my ears to hear the harmonies within the song. Both of my parents were great singers and encouraged me to gravitate to the harmony side of the vocals. My mom worked with me tirelessly to develop that ability. The bass and harmonies just made perfect sense to me. Nick always would tell me. “Now dawg, a real musician knows when not to play”. For a long time that didn’t make sense, but now i know that he was teaching me the perfect recipe for dynamics.
My wife and i met shortly after high school and became instantly inseparable. We have four beautiful children together and they are, without a doubt, the loves of our lives. We enjoy weekends at the lake and boating with friends and family. We are a busy family with all the kids in sports and activities. Both my wife and I work but we always try and make it a point to all meet and come together at the table for dinner, which I love. It’s our place to vent about our day, discuss struggles and accomplishments and most of all enjoy each other with no interruption.
God has blessed me so much in this life and i give him thanks for it every chance i get. Sometimes I struggle with the right words, but music allows me to speak to people when words just don’t work.
TYLER SHEPARD - GUITAR & KEYS
My love for music began at a very young age. I grew up in a family that was and still is full of incredible musicians. Every holiday or family "get-together" is filled with the sounds of an acoustic guitar, a piano, and at least 4 part harmony.
As a young teenager I was leading a worship band at my church, and played in a few bands locally with friends. I progressed very quickly, and by the age of 18 I was playing guitar and piano for a signed recording artist. It was in this time period that I had the opportunity to spend time in Nashville, and share the stage with some of Country Music's finest musicians and artists.
In addition to my family and church family, my other musical influences consists of Vince Gill, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Bruce Hornsby, Alison Kraus and Union Station, and the Goo Goo Dolls to name a few. Even though it's unlikely that all of these artists would ever share the same stage, combined their sound has influenced me to become the musician I am today.
I am a very proud father of 3, and married to an outstanding wife. I enjoy spending time with my family and hanging with friends. We love our City, and enjoy venturing out, trying new restaurants and hanging out downtown.
I am extremely happy to play music in this band with my brothers, and am excited to see what the future holds for us.