Derryck Lawrence { AkA Ear Candy}

Derryck Lawrence { AkA Ear Candy}

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Derryck Lawrence {AKA} Ear Candy is currently drawing 500-800 People per-night, depending on the venue. You must see there creativity and ability to mesmerize an audience.

Biography

Lead Vocalist/ Percussionest, Derryck Lawrence AKA (Ear Candy)

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, birth name Derryck Lawrence Weeden; Derryck grew up singing Gospel with the Weeden Family Singers and even toured the East coast at the early age of eight. Derryck is a soulful vocalist who over the years has been refining and mastering his musical craft, wich allows him to reach every conceivable audience. He has been performing his "If Only for One Night" show, which is a tribute to the late Mr. Luther Vandross and the music of "M" Mr. Marcas Miller who Derryck Considers to be one of the top premier writing teams of all time. "Although this show has been touring over the last four years , seems that due to the death of Mr. Vandross, this years tribute should be the highlight of this tour.

Derryck's first oppourtunity to front an R&B group was with The Triphonic Show Band from Indianapolis Indiana. Then he was noticed performing by Pebbles at The Jack The Rapper Convention, this put Derryck in the position of being chosen to become one of her backup vocalist while she toured in the 80's. It was while touring with Pebbles that he recorded his frist demo, which was presented to Glen Flends, A&R Vice President at Uni-lable, then owned by MCA Records. Glen was so impressed with Derryck that he compared his voice to that of the very talented Luther Vandross.

Derryck has workrd with several talented musicians and producers over the last 10 years. One of the greatest compliments came from long time friend Tony Gonzales: " Working with Derryck Lawrence is like having the silky smooth vocals of Luther Vandross, the spirituality of Bob Marley and the soulful sounds of Eryka Badu all in one."
Derryck's talents cannot be explained in words, you simply must hear his voice to know the extent of his creativity and ability to mesmerize an audience.

Scott Morales (Keys/Bass/Vocals):

Scott started his ebony and ivory career playing Hammond B-3, Fender Rhodes, and playing piano for various Pentecostal churches in Los Angeles, California. He the moved on to studio work writing and arranging for gospel artists such as Glen Dumas, Teresa Taylor, and Tommy Woods. In 1995 escaping the hustle and bustle of city life Scott and his family moved to Montana. Scotts musical influences include: Tower of Power, Chick Corea, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Jeff Lorber, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones, and Santana. His Thoughts on music, "Whether glad or sad, elated or deflated, play everything you are, and play from the gut with no holds barred."

Marco Castro: Guitar/Drums/Vocal/ Music Arranger,

Derryck Lawrence was once heard say " Man ,Marco Castro is one of the hottest Guitar I have ever seen with out a record deal ,and when I frist saw him play the drums my mouth dropped. I am one of the luckest front men ever to have him in my life!" Marco been with Derryck Lawrence now for 3 years.Grudge may trudge east

Will Billings hard-metal meisters Grudge be our next local success story? Apparently, there's still a buzz out east from Grudge's spring tour and surprise live appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live." While vocalist Garrick Phillips can sing all he wants out there, it is the whole band that is in demand.

So, before the first snow, Brian, Marco and Rich may be packing their bags for the Big Apple. Drummer Marco Castro will return to Billings regularly, so his guitar students at Gibby's (relocated to a bigger space recently at 1401 Grand Ave.) won't have to look for a new teacher.

If you can find Gibby's through all the Grand Avenue construction, you'll find a 30 percent-off storewide sale. If you are in need of heavy metal CDs, vinyl, mags or collectable figurines, Gibby will hook you up. Stay tuned for a review of his former band, Dimension Hate, and his current project, Boneyard. Can you say "heavy?"

Clay Green (Drums/Percussionest):

Clay Green's talent is no secret to the Music scene around the pacific northwest, as he is a first call session player for many solo recording artist. Clay brings years of experience to the Soul Penetrators and rounds out the rhythm section with an array of percussion sounds. He is always experimenting with different setups including congas, timbales and instruments he has built himself. Clay also owns and operates a high quality wind chime business see his products at www.windsofmontana.com .

Discography

Single released: ( Inside You 1996 )
Single released: W/ Radio airplay ' Keep Me Coming " 2003 )
New release: CD Fall 2005" (" The Practice")
"Are You Ready" Single released with radio air play 2005 #4 Most Requested song, Hot 101.9 FM
" Like This" Single released with raido air play 2005 # 3 most requsted song, Hot 101.9 FM

Set List

Set List

Origional Play List

Are You Ready
Like This
Keep Me Coming
Inside You
Really Real
First Time
The Way Love Gose
Special Love
The Practice
Better Love
Goodies
Changes
Dirty Low Down ( Remake)
Bet You Did'nt Know That
Something You Feel

Cover List ( Luther Vandross )

Here And Now
Always And Forever
Secret Love
Dont You Know That
Can I Take You Out
A House Is Not A Home
Dance With My Father Again
Think About You
The Glow Of Love
Never Too Much
So Amazing
Wait For Love
What The World Needs Now
Better Days ( Feat: Busta Rhymes )
Bie Me A Rose

Top 40 Play List

Seperate (Seven Dust)
Welcome To The Jungle (Guns & Roses)
Wait In Van (Bob Marly)
Get Up Stand Up (Bob Marly)
Could You Be Love (Bob Marly)
Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marly)
Ant No Women Like The One I got (The 4 Tops)
Lets Stay Together ( Al Green)
Love And Happines( Al Green)
September ( Earth Wind & Fire)
Lets Groove Tonight (Earth Wind & Fire)
How Far Is Heaven (Los Lone