Derrick Hart
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Derrick Hart

Washington, Illinois, United States | SELF

Washington, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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Derrick Hart "the shock you experience at the sudden recollection of the moment you were conceived" Wreckingball Wreckords(wbw008)

Derrick Hart "Songs From A Cross (The Sea)" (12rec.059)

Derrick Hart "Fall Asleep To This" Resting Bell (RB078)



Derrick Hart is an American song writing troubadour, born in Topeka, KS in the Chinese Year of the Fire Dragon, 1976. He loves to play all kinds of music & works with many talented people. He relentlessly tours the US making music and has collaborated with members of Parliament, The Dead Milkmen, Channels, Kerosene 454, Report Suspicious Activity, Trans Am, Canyon.... He has shared the stage with such acts as Simon Joyner, The Bitter Tears, Sun Kil Moon, Ron Wax (ex-The Liars), and more. Doctors have diagnosed him with bipolar disorder. He’s not sure if he believes it. He takes medicine for depression, anxiety, acid reflux & high blood pressure. Other than that he does not use any drugs or alcohol at all. He is doing very well. He is an enthusiast, optimist & a believer in the power of positive attitude. He has been a vegetarian over half his life. He founded Wreckingball Wreckords 18 years after originally conceiving the idea. He doesn’t have any tattoos. He loves Jesus. He lives in a small town, in a very inspiring house, with artist Eddyfuckinartmachine who has made it a home that oozes creativity from the walls. Derrick thrives in this atmosphere & works on various creative projects every day.


"...a profound wailing on behalf of anyone who has ever suffered before, blooming into some incomprehensible sonic victory..." -Resting Bell

"Nice instrumentation and vocals. Reminded me of (Rex) in a very good way. I will most definitely have the rest of the band take a listen." - Jonathan, Iron & Wine

"Awesome!" - Simon Joyner

"...comes to a boil quickly, running hard and metallic like blood in a cyborg’s ears — as such, it’s reminiscent of Lou Reed’s classic Metal Machine Music, a hard-Zen approach to ferocity that at once suggests active violence and something frozen still. And then a bell rings. And we’ve started anew..." - Marc Weidenbaum, Disquiet

"Welcome." - Robin Williams

"Diabolical!!!" - Ron Wax, The Liars

"His unique blend of singer/songwriter and experimental sound craftsmanship makes him stand out from the norm of the indie genre. Hart is among the most honest of writers in his lyrics and delivers them with powerful yet sensitive hound-dog-esq vocals that can bring the listener to tears." - Justin Robert Wierbonski, Lunar Flower Records

"I... I... I have nothing to say... except that I LOVE THIS!!!" -Rodney Anonymous, The Dead Milkmen

"I am following the enigmatic Derrick Hart for quite a while now. Equally rooted in the chromatics of US-American Folklore and off-key Pop music, Hart is blessed with a wonderful voice and musical talent that makes his compositions shine like nothing else I heard in a while. His four track "Songs from a cross (the sea)" EP is probably the shortest 12rec. release ever - but one you do not want to miss." - Sven Swift, 12rec

"...for anyone who has ever stood hypnotized by a 'My Bloody Valentine' song, but empathizes with Aphex Twin. it's ethereal and haunting, never predictable but always touching." -Wazid Abdur, The Creative Uncommons

"Daniel Johnston can be a tricky bugger to cover, but Derrick Hart does an excellent job with his own take on ‘True Love Will Find You in the End". In 20 hours, he played all the instruments, recorded, mixed, mastered, spliced the video together from public domain 8mm footage, (arranged) the theme tune, sang the theme tune." -Dave Artrocker

"For us he’s kind of a Bob Dylan of the netlabel scene, because his music is 'classic' somehow." -Acoustic Firework Records