Dwayne Dedrick

Dwayne Dedrick

BandR&BReggae

Biography

Tarik “Dwayne” Dedrick was born in 1977 in Dayton Ohio. He has been playing the drums since the age of 2. At the young age of 5 he began his professional drumming career playing with Ohio’s legendary gospel group “The Baker Singers” . From there he has expanded his repertoire to include all genres of music; reggae, pop, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and jazz just to name a few.

Over the years he has had the opportunity to either perform with, or appear on stage with, such international reggae artists as Bazil Gayle, Ziggy Marley, Live Wyya, Gregory Isaacs, Eek-a-mouse, Morgan Heritage, Casper Lomayvesa, The Original General Smiley, Kelly Love Jones, and local reggae artists from Arizona including The Mighty 602 Band, Tony Culture and Walt Richardson and The Peaceful Warriors. In addition to those reggae artists he also performed for such artists as CASE, Keith Murray, Charlie Brown and The Saints, The Indigo Girls, D6 and numerous other artists and musicians.

Dwayne has many years of experience in recording studios working with such musicians as Julien Cook, Joel Powell, Dane Cole, Third Mesa Music and Scottsdale Studio. He is currently working on projects of his own.

Dwayne has traveled extensively and performed in shows and concerts thru out the United States, including, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Canada and Jamaica just to name a few.

Dwayne is an exceptionally talented up and coming musician. He is a very driven individual, is extremely focused on his drumming profession, highly motivated and dedicated to enriching his drumming skills and there is no boundary on where he can go.