Terence Degar

Terence Degar


Hummable Top 40/Pop friendly tunes, Hip Hop, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Carribean and World influenced.


The vessel of Terence Degar's soul drops anchor in the stillest of waters, where it absorbs the most faint ripples created by life's varied pebbles. Searching for the irresistable tickled laughter of melodies to accompany his accessible and sincere lyrics, Terence captures those fleeting yet impactful moments which lift our spirits long beyond their date of occurence. It is this sense and awareness of humanity and self which the listener so closely identifies with. It is also the source of an underlying confidence present in his work; Terence understands his individuality alone spawns uniqueness.

Terence's initial musical itchings were scratched by the heavenly harmonies of choirs, precise picking country guitars and funksters providing the soundtrack of his late 70's/early 80's childhood. Concentrating on Music Theory, Sound Recording, MIDI and Music Publishing in college, Terence would eventually gain notice producing tracks for Pop, R&B and Hip Hop artists from Northern California to the Texas and Georgia regions. Based out of Sacramento since the mid 90's, Terence has provided accompaniement for Commencement cermonies, Company parties as well as original arrangements and vocals for private weddings. Terence has a solid Pop/Top 40 friendly sound, yet he has seamlessly produced metal, reggae, jazz, blues and latin projects.

Lyrically, influences found in Terence Degar's work include the honest vulnerability of Phil Collins along with the undying romantic sensibility of Smokey Robinson and Babyface. Musically, traces of melodies from beboppers like Monk and Coltrane, rhythms from James Brown and the 80's Minneapolis sound and grooves of the Cuban masters are never more than a generation
or two removed from most finished projects.

Finally, the vocal triumverate of Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye and Sarah Vaughan loom as the primary influences in Terence's singing.



Written By: Terence Degar

I can taste your two lips, whenever you are near
Your words make my heart dance, it's the only song I hear
When you're not around me the scent of your soft hair
Lingers on in my soul and I know
You are the one my only one my every one
Love's seed we sew each day we show and let it grow

When I awoke this morning you were smiling in your sleep
A vision of earth angel, wrapped all in silk sheets
With my arms around you my every want and need
Is the same, it is your name I have no shame
And the prize in your eyes that makes me rise
Lingers on all day long and beyond

I can feel my soul shift, whenever we touch
Bathing in sensations that we've fortified with trust
When I'm all alone, the echo of our love
Lingers still, it always will I know it's real