Deron 5L

Deron 5L

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

I describe my music as Alternative Rock with a Southern Feel. INSTRUCTIONS: -Turn blender to "On" position. ..Mix a little "Goo Goo Dolls" with "Counting Crows" ..then add a some "Train" along with "Matchbox 20" ..with just a hint of "Tim McGraw" Enjoy Deron 5L!

Biography

Deron 5L performs Alternative Acoustic Rock with a Southern Feel. His music has dynamic vocals, and powerful lyrics that can be felt beneath the surface. He uses the music as a way to touch, heal and move people. As an independent musician he is determined to be heard through live performances, his recent CD “Signature EP”, his self-made web site, and monthly newsletter.

The instrument he most often plays is an American made Ovation Balladeer guitar. The strings ring bright, as he often taps the guitar to create a rhythmic pattern. His shows are upbeat yet emotional at times. A connection with his audience is what is most strived for during his performances.

Shelby Township, Michigan is the hometown where Deron 5L grew up. He was self-taught since his childhood involving songwriting, playing keyboards, and guitar. After high school he went to college in Kalamazoo Michigan where he was the lead singer for an Alternative Rock band. The stage experience proved to be valuable as he eventually started performing solo acoustic shows. Since 2002 Deron 5L has performed over 400 shows in Michigan, and other states throughout the U.S.A.

His previous tour called “The Superwagon Spring Tour 2003” involved driving his 1973 Plymouth Fury and using it as a tour vehicle. He drove it as far as the Gulf of Mexico, which is a super-long drive from Michigan. The car was nicknamed the "Superwagon". His latest vehicle is a much newer truck (SUV) which is also a great for touring since the seats fold down like a station wagon.

The name Deron 5L “Feivel” is a unique pen name since many of his songs are story-like. Those two names “Deron” & “Feivel” have a faith based meaning. You can look the names up in a baby name book or online to find the meanings. If you listen closely you may discover the music to be personal enough to know that it comes from the soul. "Music expresses my soul the best way I know" he says.

Lyrics

Sara Ann In California

Written By: Terrance Schemansky

There you go I need to know Am I back where I started Even though I haven’t known you long And I can’t say much But in this crush Could get lost in mind body and soul When my emotions are running wild I’ll take the time it takes to figure out just what this is all about (Chorus) Sara Ann in California I wanna hold you in my arms again How could I forget 2000 miles She just smiles and waves goodbye She keeps the time she spends alone to rewind and think about her life The bluest eyes She sees right through me because what I’m feeling I can’t hide (Repeat Chours) (Bridge) Looking at the sky I watch the rain clouds disappear whenever she is near me I swear ‘cause deep inside I’m happier when she’s around I’m much happier with (Repeat Chorus) Sara Ann in California 2000 miles

College Town

Written By: Terrance Schemansky

Suitcase of memories in the back seat Going home to see the place that you come from Take a long look out the car window ‘Cause you’re never gonna be the same again Moving on and on its a long road Taking every minute and you start living in it (Chorus) And I know I will never be the same Seeing you passing down my lane Memories cause nostalgia with a full moon right on Main Street in Kalamazoo Sometimes I wonder just what’s going on ‘cause I feel so blind Covered in the pain like I’m standing in the rain waiting for the sun to shine on down I gotta wait until the day Take it all in stride sayin one more mile ‘cause something is gonna change Moving on and on its a long road Taking every minute and you start living in it (Repeat Chorus) There’s a reason why And there’s a place and time Sometimes it hurts to smile so just cry Moving on and on its a long road Taking every minute and you start living in it (Repeat Chorus) Yeah I know I will never be the same Seeing you crashing down my lane memories cause nostalgia with a full moon right on Main Street in Kalamazoo Right on Main Street in Kalamazoo Right on Main Street in Kalamazoo

This Life

Written By: Terrance Schemansky

This life It’s crazy these days and when I feel I’m losing my way Will you help me to find it again As I’m reaching for an answer asking questions Just say what I need to hear (Chorus) I look but I can’t see Do I choose to believe I may hope and I can try But sometimes it takes a leap of faith to make it to the other side I believe I watch the signs on the road that I’m traveling down drifting as time goes by When will I begin to face in the direction of where I want to be Then release these fears (Chorus) I believe And I wanna be free I believe

Discography

*Signature EP
*The Praise & Worship Singles

Set List

*Over 20 original songs
*Over 70 cover songs available