Southern Fried Funk

Southern Fried Funk

 Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Souther Fried Funk, captivating audiences in Europe As well as the US. On Oct.19th in Las Vegas, Sir D was named “The 2008 New Northwest Broadcastings Neo-Soul/Blues/Hip Hop Vocalist of The Year.” Lawrence and his enticing vocal style is now sweeping across the nation with " Southern Fried Funk !


Primary Genre: Blues/Funk/Hip-Hop/ Neo-Soul
Secondary Genre: Luther Vandross Tribute/Solo
Contact Name: Ander Flossin
Phone: (775) 842-7102

Derryck Lawrence, Whom over the years has been refining and mastering his musical craft, which allows him to reach every conceivable audience.

I am Excited to inform you that Blues/Neo-Soul/Hip Hop recording artist Derryck Lawrence has relocated to Jacksonville, FL picking up new fans along the way and showing them that he is ready to make Florida his home.

With the release of his new cd “Are You Ready,” Mr. Lawrence is currently drawing 200-400 people per-night depending on the venue.

We at Jazz Tree Records are currently booking dates for his 2009 Season.

If you are interested in booking this very talented vocalist, please feel free to contact us at:

“ One Thing For Sure, The Smart Ear Wont Let This One Get By !”

Story by: Sago Paulo

Suffice it to say that after nearly one decades of remarkable performances and almost hits, Jazz Tree Records Inc. Neo-Soul/Blues/Hip Hop recording artists Derryck Lawrence -With a little help from producers Kay-Gee (Formally of Naughty By Nature) Tony Gonzales who as produced hit songs for, Freddy Jakson, Keith Washington ,will get his just do!

Derryck Lawrence is recognized as the premier male vocalist for the embodiment of his singular, sensuous blend of Neo-Soul, Blues and Hip Hop style. With the release of his new cd “ Are You Ready “ Derryck Lawrence is becoming a house hold name. “Are You Ready,” the single released off the new cd proved that the cd contained masterful songs of sensual romance that have become his signature.

The album's first single and title track, "Are You Ready," captures Mr. Lawrence on par with the sound of today's younger male soul singers, but with the sentiments of a grown man with long term love on his mind. “Are You Ready,” opens with the soulful introduction of "Derryck’s Groove," a mood piece that smoothly sets the scene for all that follows.

"If Only for One Night" , a tribute Show to the late Mr. Luther Vandross and the music of "M" Mr. Marcus Miller. Derryck considers them be one of the top premier writing teams of all time.

"If Only for One Night", voted by USA Entertainment as the #1 Luther Vandross tribute show in the world.

This tribute show takes it’s audiences on a journey through a quintessential moment in the musical history of Mr. Vandross with a video and photo’s that will live forever. Over 10 years of researching and performing have made Derryck Lawrence a master of his domain. He is hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Vandross tribute artist in the world.

Now residing in Jacksonville, FL Derryck Lawrence has performed this tribute show at The 2009 America's Got Talent Miami Finals, The 2008 Europe International Jazz Fest, Reggae Sun Splash, The Toronto Jazz Fest., The Indiana Black Expo, The 2008 Honolulu Jazz Fest., The 2008 Minnesota Black Music Awards, Soul food Fest (Boise, Idaho),Club Whispers and City Jazz in Orland Florida, Sun Cruz Casino (Cape Canaveral FL.),The Pier@ (Cocoa Beach, FL) and (Old Town Kissimmee, FL), drawing crowds of 500-1000 per-night.

Currently added to the play list of Clear Chanel Broadcasting Radio Station “Love 98.4 FM with the new release “First Time.”

93 FM The Beat (Jacksonville FL.)

Mr. Lawrence has been featured in several entertainment magazines over the last few years and his “ One Man Show” is currently being featured in this month’s USA Entertainment, an incisive entertainment source world wide.


First Release: 2005
CD Title: Inside You
Air Play: Inside You

2nd Release: 2007
CD Title: Are You Ready
Air Play: Like This, The Way Love Goes

Set List

Original Set List:

Are You Ready
Like This
The Way Love Goes
Keep Me Coming
The Practice
Special Love
Really Real
Find Another

Set List

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The Meters Fire On the Bayou
Dump Sta Phunk
Around My Way Talib Kweli
Listen Up Talib Kweli
Just To Ge By Talib Kweli
Great Expectation Talib Kweli
Just Get By Talib Kweli
Villified Galactic
Why Georgia Why John Mayer
Lips of An Angel Hinder
Plush Stone Temple Pilots
No Excuses Alice in Chains
Last Goodbye Kenny Wayne Shepherd
The Wind Blow By Tim Mc Graw