Derek Astles .... FOLKNROLLN

Derek Astles .... FOLKNROLLN

BandAmericanaAcoustic

Songwriter/solo~acoustic act Derek R. Astles is influenced by twangy country, folk, pop and rock...Live he performs a mix of all-original folknrolln music and classics of Country and Rock.

Biography

SONICBIDS ARTIST OF THE WEEK! (DEC 2011)

Born in New Hampshire in 1982, Derek Astles has been performing his FolknRolln music across the USA since the year 2000. For even more music follow the myspace and facebook links...and the official www.FOLKNROLLN.com

.......From MountainX Newspaper(Asheville, NC)
We start this week’s Listening Party with the work of Derek “FolknRolln” Astles, a self-described “hardcore” and “folk rock” performer based in Asheville. There’s scant information on his MySpace page, but a quick web search reveals that Astles has quite a history as a cafe-circuit touring perfomer. His songs fall into a somewhat classic folk-oriented vein, but there’s quite a sense of insightful, pop-music savvy craft to his tunes. We suggest starting with the song “The half of you.”

Past venues include: House of Blues (Boston, MA), Taos Inn, Taos Ski Valley, Alley Cantina (Taos, NM), Santa Fe Brewing Company, Commadore Sports Bar (Nashville, TN), Jim Hightower's Rolling Thunder Democracy Tour W/Michael Moore, Blue Plate Special Radio Show (Knoxville, TN), The Mellow Mushroom (Asheville, NC), The Winnapisakee Playhouse (Laconia, NH), Castaways Resort (Las Vegas, NV) Live@Lunch (Fort Collins, CO), The South Park Saloon (Alma, CO), Barley House (Concord, NH), Daniels (Henniker, NH), The Press Room (Portsmouth, NH).
Additionally Astles performed with Josh Kerin (Freeks, Grayson Capps Bass) at Lizard Lounge in New Orleans, LA and with John Holden (Chip Smith Project) at numerous venues across New Hampshire...including FletchFest in Warner, NH.

Derek Astles has won numerous awards including
First place NACMAI country music contest (Las Vegas, NV)
First place NHCMA contest
Second place True Value country showdown
Second place Granite State songwriting competition

Discography

Seedn't . Naked Ear Records . (2002)

Astles' Boot/Bare Bones . Cheesebox studio . (2004)

Derek Astles . Cedarhouse Sound . (2006)

RadioNow Vol. 1 . 3000 Records . (2004)

Best of the Great American Music Vol. 3 . Lost Cat Records . (2006)

Set List

3 Hour Set
Vibrant originals and plenty of great covers.
Rockn'Roll, folk, country