Derek A. Reeves

Derek A. Reeves

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I am a unique individual. With a flair for speaking my mind. My music is inspired by things that have effected my life personally or changed the world. My vast influences from all music genres keeps my own music fresh and different.

Biography

General Information

Statistics:
Height: 6’ 2’
Weight: 225 lbs
Hair: Black (usually shaven)
Eyes: Brown

Background: Singer, Bass, Piano, Guitars, Drums, Songwriter, Producer, Model, Dancer. Martial Artist.

Musical Instruction: Studied music theory with Fred Wiliams studied vocal instruction at the Heilweil Vocal studio. Studied and taught Latin Dance at The Salsabroso studio.

Influences: Alanis Morrisette, Benny Hill, Bob Daisley, Boston, Bruce Hornsby, Busta Rhymes, The Cars, Celia Cruz, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, David Bowie, Digital Underground, David Lee Roth (When Billy Sheehan played with him), Don Henley, Dr. Dre, Dream Theater, Duran Duran, Earth, Wind and Fire, El Gran Combo, Elton John, Enigma, Enya, Frankie Negron, Ghandi, Huey P. Newton, Infectious Grooves, Iron Maiden, Jaco Pastorious, James Brown, Janis Joplin, Jim Reeves, Jimi Hendrix, John Carlos, Judas Priest, Kenny Loggins, Kitaro, Led Zeppelin, Living Color, Luther Vandross, M'Shell Ndgeocello, Malcolm X, Marcus Miller, Maxwell, Medgar Evers, Melissa Etheridge, Metallica, Missy Elliot, Ozzy Osborne, Nelson Mandela, Parliment Funkadelic, Paul Simon, Pearl Jam, , Peter Gabriel, Peter Tosh, Pink Floyd (Before and After Roger Waters), Primus, Prince, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Queen, Queensryche, Rachmaninoff, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Richard Pryor, Robert Plant, Rush, Sade, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Sly and the Family Stone, Snoop Dogg, Stanley Clarke, Steve Morse/Jerry Peek, Steve Vai, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, Sting, Talas, Tito Puente, Tito Nieves, Tom Clancy, Tommy Smith, Tony Levin, Tori Amos, Tupac Shakur, Victor Wooten, Winger, Yngwie Malmsteen

Experiences

Military: Joined the United States Marine Corps and served four years.

Model: Works as a Runway Model for various fashion designers. Worked in numerous shows with Deborah Williams (Her Game 2 and Head of the NBA wives Association).

Martial Arts: Holds a black belt in Tang Soo Doo. Four time Connecticut State Heaveyweight Champion. Grand Champion, Hwang’s Invitational Taekwondo Tournament. U.S Cup Heaveyweight Champion, plus winner of many smaller tournaments in the tri-state area.

Dance: Studied and teaching latin dancing, (Salsa, Meringue, Bachata, Cumbia). Danced as a regular on the Latin dance show Que Chevere”.

Goal: “To rise to a level of excellence in everything that I do”.

Lyrics

Walking with Angels

Written By: Derek A. Reeves

Words and Music by: Derek A. Reeves

Electric Guitar: Rodney Grey
Lead Vocals: Derek A. Reeves
All other instruments and programming by:
Derek A. Reeves

Walking with Angels

Verse 1.

This moment of mine
Is all I have to hold you
And How much Time
Will it take--For us to see the truth

Bridge

That I get lost
In your eyes
Can't stand the thought
Of not having you around

Chorus
I don't need to see the clues
Or even need the proof
Because I know Angels walk the Earth

Don't need to question why
Or even have to try
Because I know Angels walk the Earth

Verse 2.

Shall I tell you how I feel
And how you make my life so real
The biggest question I find
Is can you love me--For all I am

Bridge

I need you
For all it means
We could
Live an eternity

Chorus

I don't need to dream tonight
Because I have seen the light
And I know Angels walk the Earth

Don’t mean to make you cry
Just try to understand why
I know Angels Walk the Earth

Solo

Bridge

Please don't leave me now
Forsaking all I've been
To you---
I would give everything

Chorus

I don't need to see the clues
Or even need the proof
Because I know Angels walk the Earth

Don't need to dream tonight
I have seen the light
And I know Angels walk the Earth

I’m giving you my all
Because I love the one I know
Your my Angel on this Earth

Copyright 2004: All rights reserved.

Sometimes-Copyright 1995

Written By: Derek A. Reeves

Verse 1:

Was it me who caused this moment to arrive
This morning has come to soon
This house knows that something is missing inside
And I know because I feel that way too.

Chorus:

Our life was like the toos of the dice
It was simple to let fate decide
I know I let you down
But sometimes
Love is so hard

Verse 2:

Was it me who caused this sadness to arise
I've been thinking what I should say to you
Even though it's wrong I still recall the times
When we
When we cried and the story goes on

Chorus:

Was it me who kept the heartache inside
Was it you with your selfish pride
I know that I let you down
But sometimes
Love is so hard

Bridge:

Somewhere
Between right and wrong
I tried to hide
from the truth inside
And the lies I told
Just to fool myself
But nothing I'll say
Will change you mind.

Solo:

Verse 3:

I never thought that we should end this way
Love's a mystery That can't be explained
Remember me despite all the pain inside
Remember you, you never left my mind

Chorus:

Our life was like the toss of the dice
It was simple to let fate decide
I know
ThaT I let you down
But sometimes Love is so

It was harder to walk away than to live this lie
Easier to live as a fool
I know
That I let you down
But sometimes
Love is so

So hard
Yeah

Words and Music by: Derek A. Reeves

Lead and Backing Vocals: Sarah-Day Snipas and Derek A. Reeves

Electric Guitars: Greg Knudsen
Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Piano and Drum Programming: Derek A. Reeves

Sometimes - Copyright 1995 all right reserved

A Question of Faith

Written By: Derek A. Reeves

(1st Verse)
Suddenly your Dreaming
Of what it all could mean
This sudden madness
Makes you believe.

(Bridge)
In what it is you feel
In what it is you see in yourself *
And when you've lost your way
There is one thing you can always turn to. *

(Chorus)
Just follow you heart
No matter where you are it will always keep you free
Just follow your heart
Imagine in these times a love that will Always be.

(2nd Verse)
What it is your feeling
(At this moment)
Is the same thing I believe
(I love you)
This sudden vision
(Showing you the way)
Is how we're going to leave
(Leave it)

(2nd Bridge)
Leave it all behind you
Knowing we will always rise to *
And when nothing seems the same
There's a place to start where love will find you *

(Chorus)
Just follow you heart
No matter where you are
it will always keep you free
Just follow your heart
Imagine in these times a love that will Always be.

(3rd Bridge)
Suddenly it's clear
And you come to find that you understand the meaning
Strangers in time
Can make a love
We have always dreamed of.

(Chorus)
Just follow you heart
No matter where you are it will always keep you free
Just follow your heart
Imagine in these times a love that will Always be.

Words and Music by: Derek A. Reeves

Rodney Grey: Electric Guitars
Adrianne Hall: Backing/Lead Vocals
Derek A. Reeves: Piano, Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Lead Vocals

Copyright 2002 Derek A. Reeves all rights reserved

A Christmas Encounter

Written By: Derek A. Reeves

A Christmas Encounter

Verse 1.

It was December 24th on a cold Christmas Eve
I was laying in bed man. Just trying to get some sleep
All of a sudden I heard a noise on the roof above my head
It can't be the bugs man 'cause they're all dead

Chorus:

Then someone said Hey
"This is my time of year
It's time for some happiness
Spirit, with a little bit of cheer"

Verse 2.

I looked out the window man and I couldn't believe my eyes
Because what I saw I considered an erie sight
An old guy dressed in red and he's riding in a sleigh
With a red nosed Reindeer that was leading the way

Chorus

But I said "Hey"
I said "What's going on out here?"
"It's 3am", I said "Who are you
and what are you doing here?"

Verse 3

He said "My name is Santa Clause" and then he paused
I said "It's three o'clock man don't you know you're making all this noise"
He said "I'm sorry I'm just trying to make my rounds"
I said "You keep playing on that roof man you're gonna fall down"

Chorus:

But He said Hey
"This is my time of year
It's time for some happiness
Spirit, with a little bit of cheer"

Verse 4

The next thing he did just totally blew my mind
He went to a chimmeny and he jumped down inside
And on the way down I could have sworn I heard him say
"Christmas is my time"
Then he began to play
It sounded something like this.

Solo

Verse 5

He climbed into his sleigh and I bid him a goodnight
Then he took off into the night sky
And as he dissapeared from out of sight
He said "A Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight"

Chorus:

And I said Hey
This is his time of year
It's time for some happiness
Spirit, with a little bit of cheer

A Christmas Encounter

Words and Music by: Derek A. Reeves

All Instruments played by Derek A. Reeves
Lead Vocals: Derek A. Reeves

Copyright 1995 Derek A. Reeves: All rights reserved